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This blog reviews, analyzes, and critiques films and television shows in light of the Christian worldview. We'll be talking about philosophy, theology, and other subjects as we cover them, too.

X-Men Apocalypse's Gnostic Core

21 Apr 2021 9 minute read 0 comments hrdiaz

The Two Gods of X-Men Apocalypse Whereas Room was a somewhat subtler contemporary adaptation of some of the core teachings of Gnosticism, X-Men: Apocalypse is incredibly straightforward. The film’s eponymous villain is a being who identifies himself...

The Impossibility of Being an Übermensch

13 Apr 2021 3 minute read 0 comments hrdiaz

When I began watching The Fall on Netflix, the last thing I expected to encounter was a challenge to Friedrich W. Nietzsche’s concept of the Übermensch. But as the show progressed to the end of its second season, it became clearer and clearer that na...

Room: A Gnostic Allegory

9 Apr 2021 9 minute read 0 comments hrdiaz

At the behest of a Facebook friend, I watched the movie Room starring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay (among several other seasoned Hollywood actors). The movie is about a young woman named Joy and her son Jack who escape from a garden shed in which t...

Shutter Island: Everyman's Disturbing Reality

5 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments hrdiaz

A couple of weeks ago my wife and i watched the film Shutter Island, starring Leonardo di Caprio. The film was absolutely creepy, but i did manage to milk it for its apologetic value. You see, the main character (played by di Caprio) is a man who, be...

Evil as a Teaching Tool: Refuting the Myth of Gratuitous Evil

3 Apr 2021 5 minute read 0 comments hrdiaz

Amazon’s new series Undone is a brilliantly acted and animated show that follows the life of a young woman named Alma (lit. soul) after she experiences a nearly fatal car crash, and then begins to see and speak with her long dead father. The show rai...

On the Absurdity of a Robot Takeover

2 Apr 2021 10 minute read 1 comment hrdiaz

The Matrix, starring Keanu Reaves, is often remembered for its visual and narratival presentation of some of the most unsettling of perennial philosophical questions, all of which primarily center around epistemology. How does one know anything? How...