Posts Tagged ‘religion’
William of Baskerville (Sean Connery) and Adso of Melk (Christian Slater) contemplate clues to a murder in "The Name of the Rose," a 1986 adaptation of Umberto Eco's novel.

Class of 1986: ‘The Name of the Rose’

Umberto Eco's assessment of this movie is unkind, but his book hasn't been stripped down to a tawdry whodunit. Here, the whydunit matters as much, if not more.
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I Origins

A quiet film that says a lot, "I Origins" is more than it seems.

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Devil’s Due

"Devil's Due" offers no surprises and seems comfortable with being merely a serviceable found-footage horror movie.

The Purge

A shotgun marriage between real and fictional fearmongering that invites you to the wedding, lets you decide on which side to sit, and definitely omits a sermon.

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The Last Exorcism Part II

Hopefully, given the title, this is indeed The (very) Last Exorcism.
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An Ordinary Family

A fun dip in the family swimming pool, and we don't even have to bring any bean dip.

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Higher Ground

Vera Farmiga picks a difficult but satisfying tale about religious isolation as her directorial debut.
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Natural Selection

A provocative, enlightening and interesting film, "Natural Selection" is a film that isn't afraid to take dramatic risks.

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What’s the Matter With Kansas?

This political documentary succeeds by being very respectful and intelligent.
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Heroes of the Zeroes: Traitor

"Traitor" — combining the "Bourne" films' geopolitical savvy with "24's" adrenaline — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.

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Heroes of the Zeroes: There Will Be Blood

"There Will Be Blood" — P.T. Anderson's resurrection of Kubrick’s uncompromising approach — continues Nick Rogers' look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.

Heroes of the Zeroes: Surrogates

"Surrogates" — an incredibly tactile cautionary tale instead of superficial sci-fi — continues Nick Rogers' look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.

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Heroes of the Zeroes: A Serious Man

"A Serious Man" — in which the Coens sneer not at anyone, but everyone — continues Nick Rogers' look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
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But I’m Not Wrong…

Bill Maher tells a lot of political and religious jokes that just seem dull at this point.