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Book review: Hanging in there by John Dickson

Book review: Hanging in there by John Dickson

13 July 2019

A book that deals with teen issues that feels less school principal, and more like cool youth leader.... Read more

Book review: Under Two Flags

Book review: Under Two Flags

10 July 2019

An intelligent and insightful history of The Salvation Army at war.... Read more

Am I my brother’s keeper?

Am I my brother’s keeper?

9 July 2019

Generosity stems from expanded worldview.... Read more

Defending the Lord’s Prayer

Defending the Lord’s Prayer

25 June 2019

Has Jesus' model got a future?... Read more

Why we love to play the Game of Thrones

Why we love to play the Game of Thrones

15 June 2019

What impact has this epic TV series had on a society desperately searching for meaning in a world ... Read more

Movie review: Red Joan

Movie review: Red Joan

8 June 2019

The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB's longest-serving British spy.... Read more

Movie review: Missing Link

Movie review: Missing Link

13 April 2019

A warm-hearted comedy that dabbles with the theory of natural selection.... Read more

Movie review: Sometimes, Always, Never

Movie review: Sometimes, Always, Never

13 March 2019

This month, a film release will seek to put Jesus’ famous story of exceptional mercy back on front... Read more

Music review: Outside the Inside by David Willersdorf

Music review: Outside the Inside by David Willersdorf

2 March 2019

An intrinsically personal call to confront our own pain and experience the grace of God, so we may s... Read more

Movie review: Bodyguard

Movie review: Bodyguard

23 February 2019

Bodyguard is a sign of the times we live in, where trust is something we no longer associate with th... Read more

Movie review: The Hate U Give

Movie review: The Hate U Give

16 February 2019

A young heroine learns the painful truth that the hate we visit on others has a way of rebounding on... Read more

Humanity 2.0

Humanity 2.0

13 February 2019

The ethics of gene editing technology.... Read more

TV series review: Bodyguard

TV series review: Bodyguard

2 February 2019

After helping thwart a terrorist attack, a war veteran is assigned to protect a politician who was a... Read more

Music review – Native Tongue by Switchfoot

Music review – Native Tongue by Switchfoot

1 February 2019

Driving electric guitar hooks and lead singer Jon Foreman's gravelly tones provide the backdrop for ... Read more

God's story in summer blockbusters

God's story in summer blockbusters

11 January 2019

Look closely and you'll see spiritual messages in the latest movies.... Read more

Upstream - Waco

Upstream - Waco

15 December 2018

A confronting drama about David Koresh, a self-appointed prophet of God.... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

60 Second Verdict: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

24 November 2018

The arch-evil wizard Grindelwald is on the loose again, and pursuing a plan to put the world’s mug... Read more

Upstream: Bodyguard

Upstream: Bodyguard

13 November 2018

This British TV drama showcases what they do best - honest-to-goodness suspense.... Read more

Movie review: An interview with God

Movie review: An interview with God

8 November 2018

A rising journalist accepts an offer to interview a man who claims to be God.... Read more

Movie review: Beautiful Boy

Movie review: Beautiful Boy

1 November 2018

Steve Carell delivers an Oscar-worthy performance as the father who becomes steadily aware that his ... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Night School

60 Second Verdict: Night School

9 October 2018

A predictable movie with jokes and characters you’ve seen countless times before.... Read more

Upstream: Kidding

Upstream: Kidding

9 October 2018

Can you be too good? Jim Carey's new comedy drama invites the question.... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot

60 Second Verdict: Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot

6 October 2018

God's truth has a way of surfacing where you least expect it.... Read more

Upstream: Maniac

Upstream: Maniac

2 October 2018

A clever, retro-styled series concerned with the problem of pain.... Read more

Movie review: The House with the clock in it's walls

Movie review: The House with the clock in it's walls

29 September 2018

While pitched as a family movie, parents should be alert for the more subtle messages it conveys.... Read more

60 Second Verdict: The House With The Clock In Its Walls

60 Second Verdict: The House With The Clock In Its Walls

29 September 2018

A creative storyline that’s backed by all the special effects and star-power you would expect from... Read more

 Upstream: The Hollow and Final Space

Upstream: The Hollow and Final Space

6 August 2018

Finally, adult cartoons on Netflix that aren’t 'adult' because of their language or their sexual c... Read more

60 Second Verdict: The Breaker Upperers

60 Second Verdict: The Breaker Upperers

4 August 2018

Breaking up couples for money - what can go wrong?... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

60 Second Verdict: Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

28 July 2018

The Mamma Mia sequel continues to please musically but offers an erratic and morally questionable pl... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Mary Shelley

60 Second Verdict: Mary Shelley

21 July 2018

Fanciful biopic about the 18-year-old woman who wrote one of modern literature's masterpieces - Fran... Read more

Nine reasons to question 13 reasons why

Nine reasons to question 13 reasons why

19 July 2018

Is it really helping?... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Ant-Man and The Wasp

60 Second Verdict: Ant-Man and The Wasp

14 July 2018

Scott Lang (alias Ant-Man') has spent three years under house arrest. Now, on the eve of his releas... Read more

Upstream: Derren Brown - Miracle

Upstream: Derren Brown - Miracle

10 July 2018

Renowned illusionist and mentalist Derren Brown claims he can persuade and fool anyone.... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Hereditary

60 Second Verdict: Hereditary

16 June 2018

Toni Collette plays Annie whose desire to connect with her dead mother leads her family into a dark,... Read more

Upstream: Condor

Upstream: Condor

13 June 2018

Stan's hottest new release, is a 21st century rethink of the classic spy thriller, Three Days of the... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Breath

60 Second Verdict: Breath

12 May 2018

Based on the novel by Tim Winton, this film is a real touchstone for the male struggle to mature in ... Read more

Upstream: Lost in Space

Upstream: Lost in Space

8 May 2018

Super scientists in search of paradise among the stars.... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Avengers: Infinity War

60 Second Verdict: Avengers: Infinity War

5 May 2018

The culmination of a decade of Marvel films makes this the ultimate action movie...with a few surpri... Read more

Upstream: The Handmaid's Tale - Season 2

Upstream: The Handmaid's Tale - Season 2

1 May 2018

Delving deeper into the dystopian world where apathy and fear has paved the way for female exploitat... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Isle of Dogs

60 Second Verdict: Isle of Dogs

28 April 2018

In a near-future Japanese metropolis, dogs are banished to a trash island.... Read more

Upstream: I, Zombie

Upstream: I, Zombie

11 April 2018

TV series iZombie has an unexpected lesson for audiences.... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Paul the Apostle

60 Second Verdict: Paul the Apostle

7 April 2018

Paul, Apostle of Christ is best suited to Christian viewers who want to be immersed in what it might... Read more

Upstream: Safe Harbour

Upstream: Safe Harbour

4 April 2018

A powerful drama about a group of friends who cross paths with a fishing boat overloaded with asylum... Read more

Upstream: Collateral

Upstream: Collateral

31 March 2018

It might sound like another run-of-the-mill police drama but the BBC's Collateral is set to be a ben... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Ready Player One

60 Second Verdict: Ready Player One

24 March 2018

In a world where we're escaping online, Ready Player One reminds us we have to be honest about ourse... Read more

Upstream: Looming Tower

Upstream: Looming Tower

21 March 2018

This TV series takes a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI inadvertently m... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Black Panther

60 Second Verdict: Black Panther

24 February 2018

Mark Hadley says Black Panther is a fantastic thinking addition to the Marvel universe. ... Read more

Upstream: Altered Carbon

Upstream: Altered Carbon

21 February 2018

Upstream: Altered Carbon More than 300 years in the future when death is no longer permanent the p... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Ladybird

60 Second Verdict: Ladybird

17 February 2018

Watch Mark Hadley's Christian perspective on quirky indie film Ladybird.... Read more

Upstream - Last Chance U

Upstream - Last Chance U

12 February 2018

The most notable streaming TV releases coming to your box for the week beginning February 12. Especi... Read more

Music review: Freedom Child by The Script

Music review: Freedom Child by The Script

27 January 2018

The Script move in a new direction with their latest album.... Read more