The Cinematography of “The Passion of the Christ”

In the style of Evan Richard’s brilliant cinematography blog, I’ve captured screenshots of the breathtakingly cinematic “The Passion of the Christ” (2004) by Mel Gibson. This film should have received much more accolade than it did given its technical and artistic achievements.

The Cinematography of “The Passion of the Christ)” (2004)
Cinematographer: Caleb Deschanel
Nominated for 2004 Academy Award for Best Cinematography

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Top 30 Catholic Movies That Hollywood Made

The truth is all the best Catholic movies weren’t made as Catholic movies. For all the complaining we Catholics do about ‘Hollywood values,’ mainstream (and often Hollywood) cinema has been doing a better job of promoting Catholic values and Christian teachings than all the second-rate films labled officially “Catholic.”

Here is my list of the top 30 of such films – ‘pagan’ movies that save souls. Continue reading

Motivational Posters: Theodore Roosevelt Edition


Reblogged from The Art of Manliness

Motivational Posters: Theodore Roosevelt Edition

by BRETT & KATE MCKAY on MAY 17, 2009



If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you’ll know that we’re big fans of Theodore Roosevelt. No one preached the art of manliness more ardently or lived it more fervently than TR. To start your week off with a swift kick in the pants of manly inspiration, we’ve created some TR-themed motivational posters. Each poster includes a picture of Roosevelt living the strenuous life, along with a motivational quote from the man himself. Bully! (If you receive email updates, you might have to come to the site to see the images.) Continue reading

Healing Yourself From Yourself (OR: The Problem Behind the Problem of Pain)

Everyone has baggage. Everyone has wounds. Everyone has demons in their closet. It is an unequivocal fact that everyone has a tragic backstory. It’s part of the Fall; it’s part of being human; it’s part of life. Continue reading