‘Castlevania’ and Religious Hypocrisy

This article was originally posted on A Clear Lens.

Based on the popular video game series, Castlevania is Netflix’s latest foray into the fantasy world with original content.  Far from a lighthearted fantasy show, however, Castlevania breaches many topics of religious and sociopolitical importance.  How does its approach compare with Christianity?

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Review: Hail, Caesar!

In the twenty-first century, film is an obviously scandalous industry.  More troubles seem to come to the limelight every week with the advent of social media and digital journalism. But this isn’t the twenty-first century.  Rather, it’s the 1950’s, when studios owned actors’ contracts, films were shot on studio back lots, and synchronized swimming with mermaids was a thing. Read More


Daredevil: A Christian Superhero

Daredevil is a popular Marvel superhero for many reasons.  He’s blind, yet able to turn his disability into an advantage.  He’s got a cool costume (as long as we forget about the yellow).  Almost paradoxically, he’s a lawyer that takes the law into his own hands.  These are all things that make Daredevil compelling, whether it be as an interesting character study or because we personally identify with some aspect of his story.  The thing I find most compelling and accessible about Matt Murdock, however, is not disability or his all-but-lost neighborhood, but the struggles of his faith.

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