Cinematic Doctrine is a mature, millennial-infused film/TV discussion podcast from Melvin Benson.

Is Cinematic Doctrine a Christian Movie Podcast?

In Acts 17, we see Paul’s zeal as he witnesses the mass idol worship of the Athenian people. In response, he “…reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there.” (Acts 17:17). As for Cinematic Doctrine, we hope to provide an opportunity for Christians to take a step in imitating Paul’s spirit-led mission by engaging and understanding the culture of cinema, whether it be the new blockbuster or art-house film, and dissecting the themes and messages there-in. In doing so, we imitate Paul’s very own tactics in evangelizing as he drew from the culture that surrounded him and responded to it with Biblical precision. Additionally, we pursue each discussion with compassion, recognizing that it is the Lord’s kindness that turns people toward repentance (Romans 2:4).

Cinematic Doctrine also seeks to entertain anyone and everyone. Producing content on a weekly schedule, we review movies and provide topical discussions regarding film and film culture. The reason for this is twofold: We want to create a comprehensive environment for Christians to feel safely educated on film culture, and we want to create an attractive, inviting environment for non-Christians to feel welcome and respected.

What People Say

There are so many movie podcasts out there, and so many Christian movie podcasts. But this one dares to talk intelligently, with a real understanding of art.


There are many Christian podcasts that cover and review media. But this show is set apart by being well-structured with professional recording and truly interesting conversation (not just rambling).


Committed to the glory of Christ throughout.


Where to Listen

Cinematic Doctrine is available on iTunesSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, and other major podcast apps.