Moses and Errin’ — A Review of Exodus: Gods and Kings

DF-04525 - Moses (Christian Bale) charges into a fierce battle.

Dear Ridley Scott,My name is Aaron. I'm the brother of Moses.In the Holy Scriptures, when Moses balks at God's call for him to go and free the Israelites from Egyptian slavery, claiming a lack of eloquence, God gets aggravated and assigns me to travel with him, to face Pharaoh, and to act as Moses' translator."Moses and Aaron." To anyone of any religion who has grown up valuing this story, my name has belonged beside my brother's like Jacob and Esau. Like chocolate and peanut butter. … [Read more...]

Exodus: Gods and Kings — Justin Chang Posts an Early Review


Film critic Justin Chang, a consummate professional over at Variety, is among the first out of the gate with a detailed review of Ridley Scott's major Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings. I'm seeing the film in a few days, and this review has surprised me by making me much more eager to see the film.... … [Read more...]

The Counselor (2013)

counselor - diaz and cruz

Did your plans go wrong? Did a deal go bad?No matter. You can outwit the devil. You can get away clean. You just need the right stuff. Cleverness. Strength. Resourceful friends. Enough money. Slick gadgetry. A holster at your hip. Courage and charm. Oh — and an escape route, in case you need to disappear. Don't worry... you can untangle yourself, learn from your mistakes, and start fresh.This is America, after all. For those who get wise and pull themselves up by their bootstraps, this i … [Read more...]

"Kingdom of Portland"

I'm just asking for trouble.This afternoon I was interviewed live on the Christian radio station KPDQ in Portland, Oregon, today regarding the controversies over Kingdom of Heaven. The Georgene Rice show is at 4:30 p.m. … [Read more...]

Letter of the Day

My comments on Islam in my Kingdom of Heaven review have been tweaked, politely and correctly (I assume), by an attentive reader. Thanks, Kurt! Clearly, I have more to learn on these subjects.... … [Read more...]

"Kingdom of Heaven" – Reviews, Responses

My review of Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven is developing, but I'll say this: I liked it better than Gladiator. … [Read more...]

REVISED: First (and Second) Thoughts on "Kingdom of Heaven"

I saw Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven today. I'll write a review soon. But first, a few comments on how it fits into the trend of new "spiritual" films...Better to call it Kingdom of Tolerance. … [Read more...]