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Faithlife Interview

5 May

Tyler on Say Goodnight Kevin

2 May

Tyler was recently a guest on the Say Goodnight Kevin podcast to talk about his new documentary Reel Redemption.

A Long Way to Go, by Bob Connally

9 Feb

The first episode of VidAngel’s biblical television series The Chosen is a mostly dull approximation of a cable prestige drama. To the show’s credit, there is an attempt at production value but it doesn’t do much to draw us in over its first hour.

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XL: The Temptation of Christ

8 Nov

Episode 215: I Can Only Imagine

9 Aug

In this episode, Tyler and Reed discuss the Erwin Brothers’ I Can Only Imagine and James Mangold’s Walk the Line.

Episode 204: Mother!

28 Sep

In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss Darren Aronofsky’s mother! and Bela Tarr’s Werckmeister Harmonies.

Episode 202: Comedy

31 Aug

In this episode, Tyler and Josh are joined by Kahle McCann to discuss comedy and coarse joking.

Minisode 105: Fighting Hopelessness

17 Aug

In this minisode, Tyler talks about Charlottesville, racism, Donald Trump, and hopelessness.

On Sex, Marriage, and the Movies, by Esther O’Reilly

3 Jul

When it comes to sexuality in the movies, many conservative Christians tend to err on the side of extreme caution. Some might use a service like VidAngel to filter out sexual content, while others prefer to skip a given film/show entirely. Rather than making case-by-case judgment calls based on the extent or context of specific scenes, they simply cut the Gordian knot: If it has something sexual in it, it can’t be good, end of story.

As a rule of thumb, this certainly has merit. Few films were ever improved by adding a sexual scene. Pick one at random, and you can safely bet it will be heavy on indulgence, light on edification. Hollywood’s track record in this department does not impress, to say the least.

But already, I know there are some people who would be uncomfortable with my wording just there. “Few? What do you mean? Why not just say ‘no’?” If I say Hollywood gets sex wrong more often than not, some may ask, “What would it mean to get it right?”

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Episode 189: The Case for Christ

13 Apr

In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss Jon Gunn’s The Case for Christ and Sidney Lumet’s 12 Angry Men.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN
00:00:50- Intro, Worth Watching
00:02:40- Logan article, Bob’s baseball article, Thimblerig’s Ark, Digisciple Me
00:08:15- The Case for Christ
00:47:30- 12 Angry Men
01:21:30- Episode wrap-up