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Religious films begin to flood the market


It’s been a decade since Mel Gibson’s bloody, polarizing The Passion of the Christ became an unlikely box office phenomenon, grossing more than $600 million worldwide and igniting a holy firestorm of controversy and theological debate, and Hollywood is still trying to replicate its success, especially its ability to appeal directly to Christian viewers. In […]

Films should fuel deep religious discussions


Some of the best films address tricky societal themes, reflecting real life issues. Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s hotly anticipated The Master, which hits theaters in limited release Sept. 14, is no exception. The film tackles the issue of religion and documents Lancaster “The Master” Dodd’s (Philip Seymour Hoffman) pursuit to spread his ever-growing faith-based organization […]

Mad Mel returns with a vengence


A Hollywood comeback is never easy, especially when most of Hollywood perceives you to be an anti-Semite with a drinking problem who recently left his wife of more than 25 years for a much younger woman who has just given birth. Mel Gibson, a man once very near the top of the Hollywood hierarchy, is […]