The Most ‘Epic’ Part of DC’s ‘Powerless’ Is Mundane Mortal Man
Despite a lackluster premiere, the NBC sitcom brings some much-needed humanity to a superhuman universe.
Invoking epics and mythology, however, hasn't spared Snyder from criticism that the wide-scale devastation in his movies is essentially “destruction porn”—even if Batman v. Superman
Biblical Epics Are Not Documentaries
They're not journalism, either. But that's okay. They're something else.
Biblical Epics Are Not Documentaries. They're not journalism, either. But that's okay. They're something else. Alissa Wilkinson| April 28, 2015. 'Jesus'. In
Unlike the Bible, ‘Living Biblically’ Plays It Safe
Despite the provocative concept, the CBS sitcom avoids offense as well as true humor.
“After years of 'sword and sandals' epics and saccharine family fare, modern consumers of faith-based entertainment are eager for fresh perspectives like these,” said TV writer Patrick
The Word, the Flesh, and the Biblical Epic
What do we do with biblical epics in light of Scripture?
The Word, the Flesh, and the Biblical Epic. What do we do with biblical epics in light of Scripture? When it comes to biblical epics, this is especially helpful for me.
‘Song to Song’ Is Cinematic Wisdom Literature
With Austin (and Solomon) as his muse, Terrence Malick applies ancient truth to the 21st-century world.
His mid-career films in 1998 and 2005 (The Thin Red Line and The New World) were big budget historical epics that pushed the boundaries of conventional filmmaking in ways that
Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ Asks What It Really Costs to Follow Jesus
Martin Scorsese adapts Shusaku Endo’s acclaimed novel about faith, mission, and suffering.
Silence is beautifully minimalist, not nearly as stylized or frenetic as some of Scorsese's earlier epics (think Wolf of Wall Street, The Departed, or Gangs of New York).
'Hail, Caesar!' — A Tale of the Christ?
"Hail, Caesar!" is both a romp through Hollywood's Golden Age and an unlikely Passion Play.
Among many (many, many) things, Hail, Caesar! is a passion play: a canny bit of work on the Coens' part, given this year's proliferation of biblical epics both remade and reimagined.
The Story That Changes Us
Advent offers us the chance to step back and take the long view. Our God is an author of epics. Perhaps this is why Jesus is known as the very Word of
We Believe in Miracles—Just Not on Film
Movies old and new have wrestled with how to depict the supernatural.
“If we open such books as Grimm's Fairy Tales or Ovid's Metamorphoses or the Italian epics, we find ourselves in a world of miracles so diverse they can hardly be classified.
When God Hits Below the Belt
Sometimes he pulls us into the ring—but he always gives us grace to endure.
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Suggesting this is Yahweh runs the risk of theological offense. Mortals may gain the upper hand over deities in Greek epics, but not in Israel's Scriptures.
'A.D.' Isn't Your Sunday School's Book of Acts, Say Producers
"You've got to remember that [the first Christians] didn’t know they were characters in the Bible."
More than 13 million viewers watched The Bible in 2013, and the movie adaptation of the series, Son of God, grossed nearly $60 million, corresponding with a wave of Bible epics at the
Asking the Insufficient Questions
In some ways, 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and 'God's Not Dead' aren't all that different.
I've been contemplating this question in the light of what I wrote a few weeks ago about art and biblical epics—especially about how form and content are equally important when we are
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Ten reasons to not be hardhearted toward Ridley Scott’s biblical epic.
images.). Genre Action, Biblical, Epics. Directed By Ridley Scott. Run Time 2 hours 30 minutes. Cast Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul.
The Battle of the Bible Films
A decade after The Passion, can filmmakers bring an artistic twist to Scripture without alienating moviegoers?
And because the most popular films worldwide tend to be action films, this also means the studios are ensuring that the newest Bible epics will have many of the action-oriented
After a flood of reviews and controversy, it's finally here. So should you see it?
content.). Genre Epics. Directed By Darren Aronofsky. Run Time 2 hours 18 minutes. Cast Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins.
The Genesis of 'Noah'
Darren Aronofsky's blockbuster is hardly the first big-screen adaptation of the story. How does it compare to the others?
earlier scenes—adds to the effect. Huston's film was one of the last big-screen Bible epics ever made by a major studio. The biblical genre has been
We should maybe try giving Paul W. S. Anderson a little bit of credit.
Genre Epics. Directed By Paul WS Anderson. Run Time 1 hour 45 minutes. Cast Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.
A con artist film that is sometimes great fun, but never reaches the height of its characters' hairdos.
But most biopics and historical epics end feeling either contrived or unsatisfying, because the facts of real life rarely fit the sort of storytelling arc that the form of cinema demands.
Disquieting, jarring, and beautiful.
Even to viewers numbed by myriad space operas and superhero epics and whatnot, the sunrise over the planet's curve can provoke wonder of the "what is man that you are mindful of