Son of God – Film Review

Son of God (Christopher Spencer, 2014, United States). It is difficult to make a good Jesus film. It is difficult to manage audience expectations, with thoughtful biblical scholarship and the unique artistic vision of a filmmaker. Moreover, it is difficult to make a film out of a story that people are not only exceedingly familiar, […]

Decalogue I – Film Review

The Decalogue (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1988, Poland) In 1995 The Vatican released a list of what it considered to be the greatest achievements in film. Among these titles was the 1988 Polish film: The Decalogue, directed by the master filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski. The film is comprised of ten episodes exploring the themes of the Ten Commandments […]

Of Gods and Men – Film Review

Of Gods and Men (Xavier Beauvois, 2010, France) By John Christman, SSS. What does it mean for us to love God and our neighbor? How far are we willing to go? How far is God asking us to go? These are some of the questions urgently pressing upon the hearts of a group of Cistercian […]