The Passion of the Christ

published in The Guardian Friday 19 March 2004 Mel Gibson doesn’t do reticence. The face of Christ is in your face. In the New Testament, the gospel writers narrate the crucifixion with admirable restraint and economy of words – what is surprising, in their accounts, is the very lack of gory detail. Here, perhaps, we … Continue Reading

Man Dancin’

Review of the Norman Stone film which combines many levels of allegory in a gritty, contemporary story. Starring Alex Ferns, Tom Georgeson, Kenneth Cranham, James Cosmo and Jenny Foulds Certificate 15 [Contains drug use and strong violence] Reviewed by Christopher Took While we are waiting for The Passion of the Christ to be released, I … Continue Reading