Top ten religious movies for Lent 8

This is the season to experience quality movies.

I love a good religious film. Sadly, there aren’t enough of them. Religious filmmakers often lack a deft touch and club you over the head to get their faith-based message across.

Although I’m receptive to the message of faith, I still appreciate and expect artistry, nuance, and good writing in films that address these subjects.

My list of favorites evolves from year to year. The films that follow are artistic, nuanced with great scripts. The Gospel of John (#2) is unique because the script is based verbatim on the Gospel of John. Christopher Plummer’s voice is perfect as the narrator. Interestingly, the versatile Mr. Plummer appears in another film on the list (“The Scarlet and the Black”) as a Nazi, the antagonist of the Vatican.

I sincerely believe you will enjoy these films… More…

My top ten religious movies for Lent 6

We’re in the midst of the awe and majesty of the Easter Triduum. When you get home from church and look for good religious entertainment, consider one of these ten movies. These are my favorite religious movies for the Lent/Easter season. More…

The sin Hollywood can’t forgive 6

Woody Allen had designs on 18 year old actress, Mariel Hemmingway.

So claims Ms. Hemmingway in her new book, “Out Came the Sun.” This is certainly not the only (alleged) impropriety leveled against the famous director and actor. And yet Hollywood doesn’t seem to hold it against Mr. Allen… More…