Ranking the Jesus Films

It bothers me that Jesus has never once been portrayed actually looking like the real Jesus would have looked like two-thousand years ago. In every major Hollywood and otherwise film, we see a white man with white disciples preaching to white crowds. He would not have had light skin and flowing light-brown hair, and certainly…

Happy Easter from FNYTSF; John Wayne’s Roman Centurion

As my Eastern Orthodox friend would always say on Easter, “Hristos Voskrese!”, which means “Christ Has Risen!”, the most important phrase on the most important day of the Christian calendar. On this Easter Sunday, I would like to extend my best wishes to all of you, as well as to our readers who are in…

Easter Weekend Special: Religion Goes to the Movies

In celebration of Easter weekend, I thought I would give you my favorite religious movies, and believe me, they are more than wide-ranging. Even though I have come to be weary of all religion, my own included, how can we not love a good religious epic from the 50’s and 60’s, the decades that spawned…

Movie Review: The Seventh Seal (1957)=

It took three viewings of Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal before I finally understood and appreciated what it truly meant. This film is a masterpiece, and Bergman himself once called it his personal favorite, out of the 63 films he directed in his career that spanned nearly six decades. The themes presented in this film…