For discerning audiences looking for an edifying film to watch this fall, either at home or in the multiplex, Brett McCracken shares seven recommendations.
Film and Television
The five central ‘artifacts’ in the ‘Indiana Jones’ series tell a story of gradual disenchantment in our secular age: science replacing the supernatural.
‘Past Lives’ is a very un-Hollywood love story, which is what makes it so beautiful and wise.
New movies ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ and ‘The Flash’ reinforce why the multiverse plot is bad for cinematic drama and unsatisfying as an answer to the meaning crisis in secular modernity.
Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ contains themes and assumptions that, if not explicitly advocating LGBT+ sexual ethics, at least provide ideological scaffolding for them.