Review:Olympic Dreams Fails to Place

What has higher stakes than the Olympic Games? Athletes spend their entire lives training for one or two events that occur once every four years and are often over in minutes. So it’s a little subversive that the romantic comedy Olympic Dreams has such low stakes. Filmed in a cinema-verite style in the Olympic Village during…

Think Christian Podcast: “The Best of the 2010s”

To be honest, I didn’t even contemplate putting together a best of decade list for film or television. So I was a little intimidated when my editor at Think Christian asked me and my fellow contributors to put together our picks for a giant roundtable podcast discussion. But once I sat down and thought about…

Think Christian: The Parable of Parasite

Parasite may not have been my favorite 2019 movie, but it was far and away my favorite of the Best Picture nominees. I’m particularly excited about Parasite‘s success because Bong Joon-Ho is a director fiercely devoted to illustrating the horrors of capitalism, the dehumanizing effects of a social structure built around competition. Some have argued…

SyFy Wire: “Sonic Underground was Peak Weird Sonic”

Full disclosure: I never got Sonic the Hedgehog. I should love Sonic. I was 13 years old when the game debuted in 1991. I bought a Sega Genesis with my lawnmowing money in 1993 and played the system all the time. And yet, I found the games boring and character irritating. But when he was…