Rebecca Cusey
Rebecca Cusey

Rebecca Cusey is a movie critic based in Washington DC. She also writes about TV, pop culture, faith, and the craziness of family. USA Today, The Washington Post, World Magazine, The Daily Caller, National Review Online, The Huffington Post, and other outstanding outlets have been kind enough to publish her work. Sometimes she also shows up on radio and television.

Cusey is a member of the Washington Area Film Critics Society and a voting Tomatomer Critic on Rotten Tomatoes. She looks for the transcendent in film, but will settle for a good laugh. She lives with her three handsome children and adorable husband. Follow her on Twitter @Rebecca_Cusey.

‘La La Land’ Will Relieve Your Cynicism About Politics And Love

In all this dream-chasing, where is love? And what if instead of a blissful career your dream becomes—inexorably, inescapably—a person? That’s what ‘La La Land’ asks.

This Election Is Challenging My Faith

If my fellow Christians can face the sword of ISIS, surely I can face a Donald Trump presidency.

How To Navigate Tricky Conversations In 8 Easy Steps

Putting relationships over winning arguments may feel weak, but it is really valuing the humanity in the other person.

The Gospel According To Trump

Donald Trump’s most theological statement to date has been hiding in plain sight all along.

6 Steps To The Perfect Wedding

The day you say ‘I do’ is about so much more than you, your anxiety, and your ability to flawlessly recreate your Pinterest board. Don’t miss the beauty inherent in the day itself.

How To Jesus-Up ‘Pokémon Go’

Lo, it came to pass that many churches are ‘Pokémon Go’ gyms, yea a great many churches are gyms. And smart churches never let a seeker go to waste.

Trust Your Kids To Read Widely

The world of ideas is not always safe. It cannot be effectively curated. Instead, it must be wrestled with. Kids are capable of this wrestling.

It Doesn’t Matter If Donald Trump Is A Christian

We elect men not on the state of their souls before God, but on the character we can see and the policies they embrace.

If You Don’t See The Tragedy In Black Neighborhoods, You’re Not Looking

The police are not the problem with black neighborhoods. We all are.

Trump Is Not Hitler—He’s Marion Barry

Donald Trump as Adolph Hitler gives the orange-faced menace too much credit.

5 Most Sickening Parts Of Trump’s Meeting With Evangelical Leaders

Donald Trump thinks religion is about temporal power. Apparently, leading evangelicals agree with him.

Thinking About Stitch Fix? Here’s What You’ll Find

When I heard about the online personal shopping service Stitch Fix, I thought I’d give it a whirl.

Despite The Seedy Setting, ‘The Nice Guys’ Shine

The thing that sets ‘The Nice Guys’ apart is the magic that happens between Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, and Angourie Rice.

Religious Movies Should Be Like ‘Last Days In The Desert’

‘Last Days in the Desert’ is not perfect, but it’s beautiful.

Captain America’s Latest Film Delivers

Without a false note in its two-and-a-half-hour run, ‘Captain America: Civil War’ may be the best Avengers movie yet.

9 ‘Hamilton’ Lyrics Celebrating American Freedom

‘Hamilton’ has been nominated for 16 Tony awards, not least because it gives full-throated cheers for America and freedom that all Americans can join in.

You’ll Either Love Or Hate ‘Batman v Superman’

‘Batman v Superman’ tries to do too many things. You can enjoy it if you don’t expect much.

How To Talk About Oscars Nominees Without Watching Them

This year’s Oscars-nominated films are so artsy that pretty much nobody has seen them. It’s okay. We have this cheat sheet all ready for you.

Grammy Winner ‘Hamilton’ Reminds Us Of America’s Greatness

We have forgotten the miracle of a place where your background pales in comparison to your drive to grab opportunity. The hit musical ‘Hamilton’ reminds us.

If You Like Glorying In Nihilism, You’ll Love ‘Deadpool’

Deadpool knows he is in a movie and has pointed opinions on Marvel and modern life.