Sunday, April 10, 2016

Episode 37: Mr. Hanks Goes to East Berlin

This week, we talk about Merle Haggard, cussing, Rogue One, communism, John Adams, the law, and Bridge of Spies.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice - Review

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is the cinematic equivalent of a nineteen-year-old atheist putting down "Nihilist" as his religious affiliation on his Facebook. Whoa. So edgy, bro. The grimmest superhero movie since The Dark Knight, Batman v. Superman shares much of the earlier film’s cynicism about both God and Man, and like its immediate predecessor, Man of Steel, it overtly embraces theological language and symbolism, playing with the concepts of God, power, and responsibility. It revolves around a distinctly democratic question, one for our times: can we trust God when he has all the power? And if a man has God-like power, how, then, must we treat him? Worship or crucify? Crown with thorns or coronets?

Unfortunately, it handles this question with all the grace of a sledgehammer.