Category: Culture Watch

Should Christians watch popular films?

As a Christian film critic, a regular question posed by well-meaning people of faith pertains to the support of an industry that regularly rails against the religions of...

Jessica’s game defies female stereotypes

Golden Globe winner and two time Academy Award nominee, Jessica Chastain, is in Sydney promoting her latest film Molly’s Game. On Tuesday night (30 January ahead of...

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,...

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...

Should We Continue To Use Their Work? The Church and #MeToo

Later this month, All the Money in the World will be released into cinemas. Directed by Ridley Scott, the film is a long anticipated telling of the kidnapping of John...

Your deeds are your monuments

Review: Wonder (PG) Starring: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson   Two of my three boys suffer from a rare genetic condition known as Ocular Motor Apraxia (OMA). It messes...

4 videogames Christians should play

An industry that has a few active Christians making important work, videogames have evolved to the point that their narratives may explore deeper themes. Much like...

You love the past but can you do more?

It is the 40th anniversary of the Uniting Church in Australia, but looking back is something most of us already make a habit of doing. Just think about how everyone...

A cautionary tale for all Christians

*Warning the links out of this article may be confronting for some readers* In the last few weeks TV has been all over the topic of domestic violence and the...

Who’s the boss of your house

Need some quick help with knowing what to watch this week? Tune in to The Big Picture’s latest reviews, featuring new family film The Boss Baby. The Big...