179: The Passion of The Christ with Dr. David Chapman

The true story of The Passion of The Christ

In Christianity, Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Today we’re going to learn about the depiction of that event on screen as we saw in 2004’s The Passion of The Christ. To help us learn more, we’ll be joined by the Professor of New Testament and Archaeology at Covenant Theological Seminary, Dr. David […]

143: The Crucible

The story of the Salem witch trials was brought to the world’s spotlight thanks to Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible. Today, we’ll look at the historical accuracy of the 1996 movie based on that play. Resources A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials The Salem Witch Trials Victims: Who Were They? Records of Salem Witchcraft, […]

138: Mary Queen of Scots

The story of Mary Stuart and her cousin Queen Elizabeth I is one that’s been told many times over. We’ve looked at the story from Elizabeth’s side when we looked at the two Elizabeth movies a little while back. Today, we’ll look at the story from a different perspective as told in the 2018 movie called Mary Queen of […]

81: Kingdom of Heaven

Today is the 922nd anniversary of Pope Urban II preaching the Crusades. That’s why we’re going back to the 12th century this week to learn the true story behind the movie Kingdom of Heaven. BONUS: Kingdom of Heaven and the Story of Saladin BONUS: Kingdom of Heaven and the Story of Guy de Lusignan BONUS: […]

67: The Ten Commandments (Part 2)

This week we’ll conclude our look into the historical accuracy of Cecil B. DeMille’s classic film, The Ten Commandments. Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Resources The Ten Commandments (1956 film) – Wikipedia The Ten Commandments (1956) – IMDb The Ten Commandments (1956) – Synopsis 10 Fascinating […]

66: The Ten Commandments (Part 1)

With almost four hours of movie and plenty of religious subject matter to cover, we’ll have to split this movie up into two parts to do it justice. On this episode we’ll cover all the way up until the movie’s intermission. Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee […]

31: Joyeux Noël

With the Christmas season upon us, I wanted to cover a film that’d help represent the Christmas spirit. At the end of Joyeux Noël, there’s a bit of text on the screen that says the characters are fictional. But it’s director, Christian Carion, claims the film is historically accurate. So how accurate is it? Did […]

30: Spotlight

Although Spotlight tells the story of corruption and cover-ups in the Catholic Church, the film’s co-writer Josh Singer explained in an interview with Creative Screenwriting that was secondary to the movie’s plot. Josh said, “This story isn’t about exposing the Catholic Church. We were not on some mission to rattle people’s faith. In fact, Tom […]