My review today is one that we here at LTBM was asked to take a look at, staring Michael Madsen and Kristen Quintrall.
This is a Christian based film with spiritual applications. It is reportedly based on a true story. The premise is about 2 people in life that are on different paths that end up with paths that cross and then end on the same journey. One is a woman, Linda, whose real life experiences this movie is based upon.
Review by Nate
As I began to watch this movie I wondered what it would be about. I was told it was a silent film which, to me, meant black-and-white title screens and a lilting, up-tempo piano soundtrack. The Good Book, written and directed by Sharon Wilharm, is actually more in line with a music video with some brilliant imagery and an even greater cinematic score.
Review by Nate
Ian looks across the diner booth at Sofi, her unique fusion of blue and hazel eyes staring back into his. “The eye is the one sticking point that religious people use to discredit evolution,” he tells her. “They use it as proof of a… intelligent designer… I’m looking to end the debate once and for all with clear, clean facts. Data points of every stage of eye evolution.”
“Why are you working so hard to disprove God,” Sofi asks him.
“Who proved that God was there in the first place?” Ian playfully retorts.
Rant by Nate
Unlike my LTBM compatriots, I’m probably at the bottom of the list with the lowest number of new releases watched this year. I don’t mention it in my reviews but I’m in grad school, student teaching at a local high school, working at a hospital, and I lead worship at a home fellowship group. I also have my responsibilities as a husband and father to attend to. So, the point is, I’m stretched pretty thin. However, I was able to sneak out and catch 7 new releases. I’ll discuss them in the order that I saw them. Continue Reading
Review by Nate
The late Roger Ebert once described Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ as a movie that “depends upon theological considerations.” In other words, the movie stands or falls on theological grounds. His astute observation is one I believe holds for all biblical stories interpreted for the silver screen.
Review by Nathan Sala with A Clear Lens
Before I get into the review I think I should say a few things. As a biblical theist I greatly desire the body of Christ to engage the culture as best we can. Obviously, a great way that we can do this is by utilizing one of the culture’s own venues: the cinema. But we should not be making Christian movies (that is, those movies with premises that trade specifically in Christian themes) simply so that we can say there are such things as Christian movies. Our films should be of a quality on par with the best that Hollywood can produce.
Review by Tres
I would like to start by apologizing for not meeting my weekend post for our followers. The intention was to go see The Son of God on release Friday and then write my review and post it Saturday. With our state standardized testing, our MATH Bowl completion (which I coach) that Thursday night, and then my sermon to prepare for that Sunday morning… I just got behind.
So my apologies to our followers and my blog buddies.
I went into this movie without reading a single review purposely. I’m writing my review without reading anyone else’s purposely. I want to give my honest opinion. Continue Reading