Posts By: Film and Religion

Camp and queer elements of Hollywood biblical films

Richard Lindsay, whose Ph.D. dissertation was about “The Camp and the Kerygma: Queer Readings of Hollywood Biblical Epics” wrote an essay “to an event surrounding an exhibit of Father Michael Morris’ biblical film poster collection. The exhibit, called Epic! 100 Years of Film and the Bible, was showing at the Jewish Museum of Australia in Melbourne.” The… Read more »

Spielberg directing Moses

Steven D. Greydanus wrote an article at the National Catholic Register a couple of days ago titled “Moses, Spielberg & DeMille: Why Spielberg should do the next Moses movie” After covering Spielberg’s past achievement and connections to DeMille he wrote,  A successful Spielberg-directed Moses story could be a cultural landmark of immense significance. It could have… Read more »

Women, Religion, and Film: Higher Ground Raises the Stakes

Sarah Sentilles provides an intelligent review at Religion Dispatches of a new movie titled Higher Ground. She starts it with Watching Higher Ground, Vera Farmiga’s directorial debut based on Carolyn Briggs’ memoir This Dark World, felt like catching a glimpse of a mythical creature I’d let myself imagine but never thought I’d see.

Dr David Tollerton: Job of Suburbia?

Dr David Tollerton wrote an article titled “Job of Suburbia? A Serious Man and Viewer Perceptions of the Biblical” about the Coen brothers‘ movie A Serious Man, which will come out in the next issue of the Journal of Religion and Film. Its abstract reads In the short period since its release in 2009, the notion… Read more »

Wendy M. Wright: Of Gods and Men

Wendy M. Wright wrote an article about the 2010 French drama Of Gods and Men, which will come out in the next issue of the Journal of Religion and Film. She starts her article with It is, I am sure, not surprising that an essay on the 2010 French film Of Gods and Men, directed by Xavier Beauvois,… Read more »

Burning Man’s Spirituality vs TV watching

Lee Gilmore, author of “Theater in a Crowded Fire: Ritual and Spirituality at Burning Man” posted an essay about the spiritual aspects of the Burning Man phenomena. In it she included a though provoking image that needs to be shared here as it fits the theme of this blog: little TV sets watching a big… Read more »

Rabbi Norman M. Cohen: A Serious Man

Rabbi Norman M. Cohen wrote an article about the Coen brothers‘ movie A Serious Man, which will come out in the next issue of the Journal of Religion and Film. The first three paragraphs serve as a good introduction: [1] In the Coen brothers’ movie, A Serious Man, they once again present the age old… Read more »