Backstage PassBen-Hur Opens Today! Star Jack Huston Shares What Drew Him to the Movie
"The central question of the film is a really great one: how do we forgive? We are capable. It just takes one person to take that first step."
ChrisicismsReview: Don’t Breathe
“Don’t Breathe” is a late summer surprise, a superbly crafted genre piece thick with suspense and light on mercy. It’s best seen in a packed theater, with a crowd that screams and laughs as director Fede Alvarez doesn’t so much play them like a piano as beat them like a drum. Set in Detroit, the film is [Read More...]
Film ChatBox office: Don’t Breathe succeeds where epics have failed
Re: expectations and actual box-office results, Don't Breathe had the exact opposite experience this week to Ben-Hur’s experience last week.
Pop TheologyBook Review: LEAVING A-HOLINESS BEHIND
Christian Piatt’s new book, Leaving A-Holiness Behind: From Pious Jerk to Not-So-Pious Jerk, works well, in part, because he admits what so few people faith are eager to admit. Namely, that he–and the rest of us–are a bunch of assholes. If that statement offends you, well, you definitely need to read the book. Piatt drops the [Read More...]
1More Film Blog10 Movies about Sex that are Better Choices than 50 Shades of Grey
Ultimately indifference is a better critique of a movie than outrage. Sex is a legitimate subject for art, and there have been countless films that have explored human sexuality.... [Read More]
FilmChatHistory and tradition in movie depictions of the Cross.
Western Easter came and went last week, but the Eastern churches are currently only half-way through the Lenten season, so yesterday was, for us, the Sunday of the Veneration of... [Read More]
Backstage PassWATCH: Patheos Exclusive Sneak Peak of ‘The Magnificent Seven’
“Scripture quotin’ and axe totin'” seems to be the best description for Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), one of the colorful characters in director Antoine Fuqua’s adaptation of... [Read More]