Movie Review: Ready Player One is one strange story

Movie Review by Rev. Bruce Batchlor-Glader Picture, if you will, a lonely guy in his parents’ basement, spending hours immersed in a role-playing video game in which his closest friends are people he knows only through their avatars; he can’t even trust that their gender identity matches that of their online character. Now imagine a [...]

Movie: I Can Only Imagine – full of heart and compassion

Photo: Courtesy of Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. I Can Only Imagine Website | Movie Review by Rev. Bruce Batchelor-Glader I Can Only Imagine intends to tell the true story behind the creation of MercyMe’s classic worship song (which has sold more copies than any other Christian song in history). Written by Bart Millard (Finley), the song visualizes what [...]

Love, Simon – teenage romantic comedy that is funny, wise, and kind

Photo: 20th Century FOX | Movie Review by Rev. Bruce Batchelor-Glader It’s been a while since I’ve seen a teenage romantic comedy that wore its heart on its sleeve, full of love for its characters. ... Fortunately, director Greg Berlanti remembers those films and has intentionally brought the genre up-to-date, using the bestselling YA book Simon [...]