Author: Film and Religion

High octane genuflection: theology of Mad Max

The Mad Max series shows society and culture devolve with each installment. It is about the worship of the machine and the mechanized destruction it can visit upon humanity. As the series evolves we see the...

A movie miracle: how Hollywood found religion

Big news from the box office: some people released some Christian-themed movies that weren’t completely terrible. The terribleness of Christian movies is, of course, an article of faith among film critics, who reserve for...

Filmwell: Pasolini and St. Paul

It has always been clear from Pasolini’s The Gospel According to St. Matthew that he got New Testament theology in a pretty profound, even prescient way. It took a while for Historical Jesus studies...

1morefilmblog: Cannibal

Cannibal (★) is a love story–at least it purports to be–between a mild-mannered tailor and the woman he can’t quite bring himself to murder. Before it comes to its inevitable (and overdue) conclusion, he...

The Theology of ‘Jurassic Park’

Viewing Spielberg’s 1993 sci-fi classic through the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s lens… The characters in Jurassic Park probably wouldn’t find much common ground with the Rebbe’s science, but the film and Chabad nonetheless share a number...

Filmwell: Rectify as “Christian Art”

…Season 1 of Rectify played on Sundance last year, and a new season has recently begun.  If this season is anything like the last, Seitz’ suggestion that the show is “truly Christian art“ will only become clearer. Season 1...