Category: Culture Watch

A star is re-born

Bradley Cooper reveals how his faith led him into the director’s seat for the first time with new movie A Star is Born. Back in 2013, Bradley Cooper was the hot ticket...

Doctor Who?

Review: Doctor Who Series 11, Episode 1: “The Woman Who Fell to Earth” Starring: Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill Confessions of...

What if God wanted to be your Facebook friend?

Review: God Friended Me Starring: Brandon Micheal Hall, Violett Beane, Suraj Sharma What if God was one of us—just like the Joan Osborne song says. If God sent you...

Embracing the comedic genius of ‘The Book of Mormon’

Written by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, The Book of Mormon is, needless to say, offensive. Here, their previous work (Cannibal: The Musical, Team...

Hollywood’s higher power

Proving that seeking success doesn’t have to mean relinquishing what you believe, Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman is relieved to have carved a path that has...

A stronger connection

Through playing real-life bomb survivor Jeff Bauman in the upcoming story of his ordeal and recovery, Jake Gyllenhaal has found a greater appreciation of life and love,...

Tom Hanks and the pursuit of truth

Unsurprisingly, Hollywood gentleman and all-round Mr Nice Guy, Tom Hanks, doesn’t take kindly to those in power tinkering with the truth. Which is why his latest film,...

Kendrick Lamar, Weinstein Reporters Win Pulitzer Prizes

Kendrick Lamar and the journalists who reported on the sexual harassment scandal ensnaring Hollywood are among the winners from the 2018 Pulitzer prizes. Lamar, who...

Spandex and Sacrament: Pro-Wrestling and the Church

I don’t know the level of overlap between fans of pro-wrestling and Christians (let alone Uniting Church members), but Jonathan Foye and myself sit snuggly in the...

How The Last Jedi burns the past for a brighter future

Spoiler: If you haven’t seen The Last Jedi yet, please bookmark this post and come back after you have seen it. The rabid fan base of the Star Wars franchise are...