Post image for Which is the better story? A review of “Life of Pi”

*Potential spoilers contained herein. “Your uncle told me that you have a story that will make me believe in God?” asks the writer to a middle-aged Piscine (Pi, for short) during the opening moments of “Life of Pi.” Damn, that’s a lofty and incredibly futile setup for a film! I’m all ears. Ang Lee’s new […]


Post image for The personal side of Israeli/Palestinian conflict

There is no better example of the toxicity of mixing religious fundamentalism with politics than that of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. The Jewish deity bestowed control of this particular piece of land unto his people, so says a collection of books called the Bible. Israelis are making sure God’s will is carried out by evicting all […]


Plastic Bag

by Todd Hebert

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In a not too distant future, a Plastic Bag goes on an epic journey in search of its lost Maker, wondering if there is any point to life without her. The Bag encounters strange creatures, brief love in the sky, a colony of prophetic torn bags on a fence and the unknown. To be with […]


Post image for Muhammad was a punk rocker

I think a misconception a lot of us in the west have about Islam is that it is one-dimensional; that it’s a rigid set of beliefs and practices with no wiggle room for personal interpretation. 1.5 billion Muslims moving in strict unison. The Taqwacores, a movie based on Michael Muhammad Knight’s modern cult classic novel […]


Post image for Jesus Christ Movies: the Good, the Bad, and the Blasphemous

No other character, historical or mythical, has inspired as many movies as Jesus Christ has. Some are excellent (Ben Hur), some are mediocre (Nativity Story), some are terrible (The Greatest Story Ever Told), and some are just silly (Ultrachrist!). I have compiled a list of 30 of some of the more notable titles in the […]

Post image for Bill Maher’s “Religulous” is preachy and proud of it

The film Religulous, released last week on DVD, follows Bill Maher on a trek around the globe to find out what make religious people tick. “These questions about what happens when you die, they so freak people out that they will just make up any story,” says Maher after the opening credits. “Things that they […]