Josh Shepherd
Josh Shepherd
joshshepherd

Josh Shepherd covers culture, faith, and public policy for several media outlets including The Stream. His articles have appeared in The Daily Signal, The Christian Post, Boundless, Providence Magazine, and Christian Headlines. A graduate of the University of Colorado, he previously worked on staff at The Heritage Foundation and Focus on the Family. Josh and his wife live in the Washington, D.C. area.

7 Under-The-Radar Film And TV Releases Out This Month

An everyman who becomes a Cold War spy; a Christian version of ‘High School Musical’; a new ‘Mighty Ducks’? These seven intriguing titles premiere in March.

‘Minari’ Shares One Family’s American Dream Of Yearning To Belong

Director Lee Isaac Chung and co-star Yuh-Jung Youn discuss ‘Minari,’ a drama that shows the importance of family ties and faith in the American experience.

5 Reasons To Enjoy ‘The Muppet Show’ Now That It’s Finally Streaming

As all five seasons of ‘The Muppet Show’ premiere on Disney Plus, let’s rewind the clips to understand why fans are excited about the classic variety comedy.

7 Life Lessons From Fred Rogers’ Wife Joanne, Who Died Last Week At Age 92

Joanne Rogers had a big personality, yet shunned the spotlight. As one of the many moved by their legacy, here are seven insights into the late Mrs. Rogers.

Here Are The Top 10 Animated Comedies Of The 21st Century (So Far)

More than 30 cartoon features are slated to release in 2021. Here’s a rundown of this generation’s animated comedies that still hold up after many viewings.

5 Remarkable Films You Might Have Missed In 2020

From an inspirational family drama dealing honestly with loss, to an action thriller set in a bombed-out city in northern Iraq, here are five films released in 2020 worth seeking out.

Tom Hanks’s ‘News Of The World’ Takes A Minimalist Approach To The Western

Beautifully shot yet muted as a drama, ‘News of the World’ brings the post-Civil War Southwest to life in the unlikely journey of a lost girl and a jaded veteran who helps her find home.

5 Long-Term Takeaways From Disney’s Big Plans For Future Shows

When Disney announced 52 upcoming films and series, Hollywood press, movie fans, and even Wall Street ate up the hype. Here’s an overview of the big takeaways.

Hulu’s ‘Hardy Boys’ Reboot Is Classic, Wholesome Mystery-Solving

Frank and Joe Hardy are back. But unlike recent ‘Nancy Drew’ and ‘Riverdale’ remakes, the new Hulu series stays (mostly) true to the novels.

Your Comprehensive Guide To Streaming These 25 Christmas Classics

The fire is roaring and hot cocoa is almost ready. Here’s how to navigate all the endless streaming services to see these 25 beloved Christmas classics.

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Author J.D. Vance Responds To Critics Of The Netflix Adaptation

In an interview, J.D. Vance says ‘by necessity’ the Netflix movie adaptation of ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ had to reshape his memoir.  

Animated Libertarian Series ‘Tuttle Twins’ Secures $1 Million In Crowdfunding

With its million-dollar haul, ‘Tuttle Twins’ ranks as the top crowdfunded children’s entertainment project ever.

5 Questions Disney Plus Needs To Answer On Its One-Year Anniversary


In a year devoid of blockbuster movies in theaters, Disney has sought to rival Netflix as the leader in on-demand streaming, but questions remain about its approach.



‘America Lost’ Documentary Explores How Families Overcome Cycles of Poverty

Five years in the making, ‘America Lost’ offers perspective on the decline of once-thriving U.S. communities — and how they might find rebirth.

‘Clouds’ Spotlights Catholic Family’s Struggles With Teen’s Terminal Illness

Author and mother of four Laura Sobiech discusses the new film depicting her son’s life and cultural impact — and the role of faith during trying times.

The Space Race Hits Streaming, Portraying ‘Quintessentially American’ Courage

From a big-budget series remake of ‘The Right Stuff’ on Disney Plus to ‘Away’ on Netflix, the fight for streaming services subscribers is out of this world.

NFL Star Benjamin Watson On Football, Faith, And His New Pro-Life Film

Recently retired New England Patriot Benjamin Watson has a new goal with his documentary ‘Divided Hearts of America’ — opening eyes to the value of life.

Is Donald Trump Today’s ‘Citizen Kane’? ‘Citizen Trump’ Film Suggests Yes

Through the lens of the 1941 classic ‘Citizen Kane,’ a documentary filmmaker seeks to understand the life journey of President Trump and his successful venture into politics. 

Will Cheap Tickets And Christopher Nolan Be Enough To Boost Labor-Day Theater Re-openings?

Many wonder if months of shelter-in-place policies have led to a sea-change in Americans’ viewing habits. After nearly six months of closed theaters, movie studios are hedging their bets.

Does ‘Muppets Now’ On Disney Plus Reflect Jim Henson’s Life’s Work?

Families found the last Muppets reboot lacked innocence. ‘Muppets Now’ on Disney+ seeks to recapture classic Muppets, while advertising a cross-dressing entertainer.