American Sniper and the Muslim ‘Savage’

Huff Post: by Todd Green, Ph,D. — Is American Sniper a brilliant, subtle study of the trauma of war and the toll that incessant violence takes on those who participate in it? Or is American Sniper a shallow, flag-waving, war propaganda movie? These questions frame much of the debate over Clint Eastwood’s recent film. […]

Philomena (film)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Philomena Theatrical release poster Directed by Stephen Frears Produced by Gabrielle Tan Steve Coogan Tracey Seaward Written by Steve Coogan Jeff Pope Starring Judi Dench Steve Coogan Music by Alexandre Desplat Cinematography Robbie Ryan Editing by Valerio Bonelli Studio Pathé BBC Films British Film Institute […]

The Nativity Story

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Nativity Story Theatrical release poster Directed by Catherine Hardwicke Produced by Toby Emmerich Marty Bowen Wyck Godfrey Cale Boyter Catherine Hardwicke Mike Rich Tim Van Rellim Written by Mike Rich Starring Keisha Castle-Hughes Shohreh Aghdashloo Oscar Isaac Stanley Townsend Ciarán Hinds Shaun Toub Music […]

Religion at the Academy Awards

Huff Post: S. Brent Plate. He is drawn to ritual and tradition, and gleefully syncretizes elements of Hindu, Muslim, and Christian practices. What sticks in his throat most is the absence of ritual, the hindrances to the ceremonies of drawing things to a close and allowing a little cosmos in […]

Who’s afraid of Hindutva?

The Express Tribune: Farzana Versey. Hinduism could probably be the most nuanced religion if only the Hindus left it alone. A political leader is carping about how Bollywood denigrates the religion. Films in India are essentially  ‘socio-myth’, therefore, characters are inspired by an existing template. We are celebrating Diwali now, […]

One Film Can Make a Difference

Huff Post: by Craig Considine. We learned through “Innocence of Muslims” that one film can make a difference in the way Americans and Muslims perceive each other. Now is the time for “Journey into America” to make the difference, but for the better. ……… The anti-Islamic propaganda film “Innocence of […]