Another smart review of The Passion can be found in The Nation, wherein Stuart Klawans weighs Gibson’s marketing and moviemaking skills:

“Beyond my parochial squeamishness over this movie, I’m concerned at how Gibson forecloses any interpretation. ‘It is as it was.’ Disagree with the film in any way–even to point out how the Gospels are at variance with history–and you disagree with revealed truth.”

Klawans will continue this discussion Friday at a conference hosted by New York University’s Center for Religion and Media“Who Owns the Passion?”, in which The Revealer will be participating.