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 Christianity Today, Religion & Politics, Faithfully Magazine, Religion News Service, and Providence Magazine. 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 with their two children.

Kurt Warner Biopic ‘American Underdog’ Brings The Quarterback’s Faith Story To The Big Screen

“American Underdog” straddles the line between two genres: an inspirational sports biopic and a small-town love story where local church and personal beliefs play a significant role.

Cold War Thriller ‘The Courier’ Explores The Personal Side Of Espionage

Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as a salesman-turned-unlikely-spy, this potent biopic portrays how secret agents sacrifice for the good of others.

Hulu’s ‘Only Murders In The Building’ Mixes Laughs With Thrills

The iconic comedy duo Steve Martin and Martin Short teams up with Selena Gomez in the Hulu series, melding the whodunit twists of ‘Knives Out’ with the cheeky comedy of ‘Clue.’

Action And Charisma Can’t Make Up For Hollow Storytelling In Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’

Neither theme-park ride nostalgia nor A-list stars Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Emily Blunt can save mediocre ‘Pirates’-lite adventure flick. 

‘Vindication’ Returns for Season 2, Mixing Faith With Small-Town Crime Drama

A small-town crime show shot in Texas has ambitions to find a large audience, hoping to deliver the action people expect with authentic depictions of faith.

‘The Mysterious Benedict Society’ Is A Whimsical, Kid-Friendly Critique Of Media Panic

In a miniseries relevant for our times, four remarkable children must tune out media propaganda and seek truth to solve what’s causing a society-wide panic. 

Chris Pratt’s ‘The Tomorrow War’ Brings Back Crowd-Pleasing Sci-Fi

Casting off brooding high-concept futurism, this shoot-‘em-up action vehicle evocative of past hits like ‘Independence Day’ gives audiences a lot to cheer.

5 Quirky Parenting Lessons (And 2 To Ignore) From The Hit Animated Series ‘Bluey’

Introducing a loving, playful family of blue heeler dogs, animated series ‘Bluey’ has become a runaway global hit as it brings uncommon heart and creativity to children’s TV.

Take A Family Trip To Italy With ‘Luca,’ Another Pixar Winner Celebrating Friendship

This sun-drenched, big-hearted tale of kids enjoying summer has a few twists, stretching Pixar’s famed buddy comedy genre into new places.

If You’re Sick Of Bad Summer TV, Try These 5 Series

From an underdog sports comedy to galaxy-hopping science fiction, this summer’s batch of comedies, dramas, and more can help you beat the heat.

Family-Centric Fantasy ‘The Wingfeather Saga’ Crowdfunds Record $5 Million, Heads Into Production

Musician and author Andrew Peterson leads DreamWorks alums and Angel Studios to produce ‘The Wingfeather Saga’ as an animated action-adventure TV series.

Jimmy Gonzales Brings Authentic Grit To Inspiring True Story ‘Blue Miracle’

Jimmy Gonzales longed for the family he lacked as a kid. Now, his past fuels his breakout role: a father figure to orphans in a new Netflix biopic.

Will Warner-Discovery Merger Mean More Choices, Or Pricey Bundles?

With David Zaslov leading the new Warner-Discovery entity, it remains to be seen if this merger means pricey cable-style bundles or ‘a la carte’ streaming.

10 Years Of Heroes And Villains: A ‘Once Upon A Time’ Beginner’s Guide

Broken families and fractured fairy tales collide in the hit serialized fantasy-adventure drama, ‘Once Upon A Time.’

‘Street Gang’ Explores The PBS Forerunner In Children’s Edutainment

Documentary film ‘Street Gang’ reveals engaging parents with their kids was what made the classic show’s mix of educational goals and wild creativity work.

Relying On A Rogue Covert Agent, ‘Without Remorse’ Plays It Too Safe

Michael B. Jordan offers a throwback mash-up of “Mission: Impossible,” “24,” and “Jason Bourne,” but adds little to standard spy-action tropes.

‘Mitchells Vs. The Machines’ Can Make You Laugh About Big Tech Tensions

Remixing sci-fi tropes about robot domination, a new flick from the guys behind ‘The Lego Movie’ implores us to prize family relationships over technology.

Are Streaming Services Like Disney Plus And Netflix Really As ‘Family Friendly’ As They Claim To Be?

Consumer watchdogs report that more and more extreme content is making its way into ‘kids’ channels. Technology alone cannot solve the complex problem of monitoring children’s media consumption.

Celebrate Easter With These 5 New Faith-Based Films And Music Albums

‘The Chosen’ returns, depicting further events in the Gospel. Plus, new faith-based projects from singer Carrie Underwood, producer Roma Downey, and more.

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.