Posts tagged "film"

Sundance God

A new original feature from The Revealer, Patton Dodd‘s report from the Sundance film festival: “[R]eligious film is what I went to look for, at least partially, and religious film is what I found. I found, in fact, a plurality of religious expression (and even religious experience) in the movies themselves and in audience reactions afterwards. I...

Let Sundance Say “Amen!”

Blind Hookers, Floating Monks, and Gay Marxists at the Sundance Film Festival. By Patton Dodd Question: Where you can find a see a quiet film about a floating Buddhist monastery, an affecting documentary about a Pentecostal church in Washington D.C.’s mean streets, and an ear-shattering socialistic gay porn flick . . . all in the...

Passion Pieces

Every day for months now, some pundit, some critic, some tired Godbeat reporter looking for a brush with celebrity, has taken it upon themselves to keep us informed about the most important religion story since… well, has there ever been anything more important than The Passion? The Revealer has tried to respond to a light touch for...

Groundhog Revelations

God may have gone missing (or not), but there’s no doubting the mighty omnipresence of religion — it’s on our money and in our courts and in our classrooms, a part of every story we tell, whether we like it or not. Alex Kuzcynski‘s puff piece on the pre-Lost in Translation Bill Murray gem Groundhog Day offers a perfect illustration...

Angels in the Material World

The angels — or, at least, the critics — are already singing the praises of HBO’s yet-to-air, six-hour adapatation of Angels in America, Tony Kushner’s epic play about Reagan, AIDS, Roy Cohn, and (naturally) God. But much of the mainstream press simply nods toward the play’s theological concerns. Chris Jones of The Chicago Tribune, though, understands that angels are more than harpists...

Don’t Go There, Jews

To the barricades, Christian soldiers: Christianity Today’s editors predict that Mel Gibson’s Passion “will provoke exactly the same number of anti-Semitic incidents as [Campus Crusade's] Jesus film: Zero.” Therefore, they write, Jews and Catholics had better stop griping — or else. This editorial, coming in evangelical Christianity’s most respected magazine, marks yet another disturbing turn in the Passion battle. CT says concern over the film “borders on anti-Christian...