‘The Revenant’ intense, gory saga of love and revenge

 Water, breath, fire, wind. Ice, snow, cold, wet. Pain and more pain. Violence, so much violence. Heartbreak, loneliness. Beauty and cruelty. Betrayal and treachery. Death, so much death. Whispers from beyond yet near and signs of hope. Body and soul, love and sacrifice. The natural and unnatural in a bleeding hemorrhagic tension. This is just a sample of what Alejandro “The Revenant” is about.In this is a retelling of the life of the real Hugh Glass (and the explorer and guide J … [Read more...]

A decade later “The Passion of the Christ” still raises questions of anti-semitism

 Feb. 25 will mark the 10th anniversary of the release of Mel Gibson's hugely successful and controversial "The Passion of the Christ."Right after Christmas, I had the opportunity to sit down with two friends, Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein, director of interfaith affairs at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, and Yvonne Gomez, a Christian research consultant, to watch "The Passion of the Christ."Back in 2004, I reviewed "The Passion of the Christ" as a horror film, and this … [Read more...]

Survey about Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” for 10th anniversary

 The 10th anniversary marking the release of Mel Gibson's THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST is approaching. I am preparing some articles on various aspects about the film and others that dramatize the life of Jesus and his passion and death. If you can take a few moments to reply to my survey (only six questions) I would be most grateful.Thank you and may God bless you!CLICK HERE to take the survey … [Read more...]


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