Archive for category: Faith and Religion

The Egyptian (1954)

25 July, 2011 (04:00) | Blu-ray, by John Hartl, DVD, Faith and Religion, Film Reviews | By: John Hartl

The Egyptian (Twilight Time) Several years ago, the Seattle International Film Festival asked local critics to choose and present a favorite “guilty pleasure.” One chose the divinely silly Susan Slade, while another went for the historical comedy, Start the Revolution Without Me. My pick was The Egyptian, Darryl F. Zanuck’s lush 1954 adaptation of Mika […]

Playing Fair with Mel Gibson’s “Passion”

9 April, 2009 (16:45) | by Kathleen Murphy, Essays, Faith and Religion, Film Reviews, Movie Controversies | By: Kathleen Murphy

[Originally written for Queen Anne News, 2004] In the week since I attended a press screening of Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, I’ve talked and argued about religion, with believers and unbelievers alike, more than I have in decades. Every film reviewer, pundit and talkshow host in the country has fervently weighed in […]

In Praise of “Doubt” in the Certainty of Cinema

22 December, 2008 (22:43) | by Sean Axmaker, Essays, Faith and Religion, Film Reviews | By: Sean Axmaker

With every review I read of Doubt, I get the nagging feeling that I’ve seen a different film. It’s certain that I’ve had a different experience. Doubt, John Patrick Shanley’s screen adaptation of his own play and the first film he has directed since Joe Versus the Volcano, continues to rumble through my mind because […]