Author: Film and Religion

DVD cover for Santitos/Little Saints (1999, Mexico)

Santitos/Little Saints (1999, Mexico) review

The premise is simple: a mother has doubts about her only daughter’s death and hasty funeral. Instead, she strongly suspects a case of conspiracy and human trafficking. A deeply religious person, she appeals to...

PK poster

Indian Supreme Court on PK

The Supreme Court on Thursday junked a petition seeking a stay on the screening of Aamir Khan starrer “PK” for alleged nudity and scenes with a potential to hurt religious sensibilities. The petitioner, an...

Poster for Mencintai Nisan

“Mencintai Nisan,” or “Loving (a) Tombstone.”

Dimas Brodjonegoro, the Jakarta-based artist has dived into filmmaking with his directorial debut, “Mencintai Nisan,” or “Loving (a) Tombstone.” It’s a story that uses the template of a romantic drama to examine the fraught...

Summer Silliness: Sharknado 2 & Black Jesus

I like Black Jesus because it suggests a Jesus that has human habits, tastes, and even foibles, and is still a loving and even admirable figure. This is a necessary corrective. I firmly believe...