Finding Jesus: A Q&A with Ewan McGregor and Rodrigo Garcia
"You can't approach playing a character such as Jesus without being a little freaked out. It's incredibly daunting ...but you have to put that aside. You have to start with finding the man in you and focusing on that." --Ewan McGregor
ChrisicismsThe rock star, the pastor and the Psalms
Watching GodAre Miracles Real? Just Look Around.
The final episode of National Geographic’s The Story of God series (airing May 8), “The Power of Miracles,” suggests how tricky it is to determine what really constitutes divine intervention. We meet a man who survived a 47-story drop from a skyscraper—but the same fall claimed the life of his brother. Host Morgan Freeman talks [Read More...]
FilmChatWatch: Jesus meets Ciaran Hinds in the first clip from Last Days in the Desert; plus new photos and interviews
Ewan McGregor talks some more about playing both Jesus and Satan, and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki has posted some pictures from the set to his Instagram account.
ChrisicismsFive ways "God's Not Dead" fails Christians
In March 2014, “God’s Not Dead” brought in $60 million at the box office, proving that movies for evangelicals can turn a profit. It was quickly followed by “Son of God,” “Heaven... [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]
Schaeffer's GhostBen-Hur Discovers the Epic Epicness of Grace
Ben-Hur, directed by William Wyler Ben-Hur (1959) is the epic to end all epics. The most expensive movie of its time, the production hired 100 people just to make the wardrobe and... [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]
Watching GodCan the Big Bang and Genesis Both Be True?
Morgan Freeman in artwork from National Geographic’s The Story of God. In National Geographic’s April 24 episode of The Story of God, “Creation,” host Morgan Freeman explores... [Read More]
Backstage PassSearching for Jesus: A Q&A with Risen’s Joseph Fiennes
Rome, Italy – February 3, 2016: Joseph Fiennes attends RISEN photocall overlooking Vatican City. “If I was to take anything away personally from making this film, it’s the concept... [Read More]