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Films on Cults: Colonia (2016)

The isolated community of Colonia Dignidad (“Dignity Colony) was headed by a charismatic Evangelical “preacher,” pedophile, and ex-Nazi named Paul Schafer. In addition to physical, mental, sexual, and spiritual abuses within the cult, Schaefer both personally engaged in or directly aided and facilitated the practice of child molestation and rape, kidnapping, weapons trafficking/money laundering, torture (including […]

Films on Cults: Kumaré (2011)

Reviews of films on cults: fiction, docu-drama, and documentary. See all reviews in the tag. Overall: 8/10 Outline: “A documentary about a man who impersonates a wise Indian Guru and builds a following in Arizona. At the height of his popularity, the Guru Kumaré must reveal his true identity to his disciples and unveil his greatest teaching of […]

Films on Cults: Wild, Wild Country (2018)

This is the first in a series of reviews of films on cults. See all reviews in the tag. Enjoy! Overall: 8.5/10 Outline: (Documentary.) The “Rajneeshee” cult moves their compound adjacent to the small rural retirement town of Antelope, escalates in aggression and antagonism against the townspeople. Also, the spokeswoman for the cult (“Sheela”) is a violent […]

Art of the Marbler

Today I would like to share with you this incredibly charming, hypnotic, and beautiful video I found on YouTube some time ago. It comes from the website of the Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service. Although mockumentary films like the “Look Around” series reference the style, it is, in fact, a real film. And don’t listen […]

The Song of Bernadette (1943)

(Note: The following post was made previous to my conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy.) The Song of Bernadette (1943) is, of course, the story of St. Bernadette and her visions at Lourdes. It is a gorgeous film- in fact, this is the one which moved me to include stills as part of my ongoing Cinéma Jésus […]