Category: Movies

Pava Mannippu (1961)

A story about religious tolerance, the film attempted to bring home the point that religion was created by man to divide people and that one must not give too much importance to it. IMDB: Three...

Taoists angered by Chen Kaige’s new film

Chinese Taoists are angry with Chen Kaige’s new film, “Monk Comes Down the Mountain,” claiming the director is demonizing their religion. An anonymous Taoist has published a series of questions for Chen, asking the...

PLUG’s Top Five Spiritual Films

Black Narcissus Though some have claimed that it is mildly critical of Catholicism, the beguiling mix of melodrama, noir thriller, and spirituality make this Technicolor epic a must-see. IMDB Amazon DVD Uncle Boonmee Who...

Film: Sister Helen (2002)

In this compelling no-frills documentary, a 69-year-old Benedictine nun rules a private home for recovering male addicts in the South Bronx with strict curfews, tough language and a large heart. The Sundance Award-winning documentary...

The Blasphemer (1921)

This rarely seen, silent religious feature was produced by the Catholic Art Association. After making it big on Wall Street, John Harden boasts that he is the master of his own fate and believes...

Christian Films to Remember

Adam Graham at Caffeinated Thoughts compiled a list of “good examples of Christians making enjoyable and worthwhile films.” In the first of two posts he included Cross and the Switchblade (1970), Deadly Choice (1982), The Wait of the...

Kumaré: Creating Authenticity

Why do individuals need an authentic source? Why must we have a real guru or supernatural force to legitimize our faith? In the film Kumaré, Kumaré’s followers were willing to listen to him because...