Save Me!

Jesus is a pretty big guy in the Western world - known as one of the head honchos in a common religion, a nice chap of good moral fibre, or at least a keen facial-hair enthusiast. Whoever you believe this historical figure to be, you will most likely know of him and the main 'plot points' of his story (immaculate conception through self-sacrifice) and recognise that christian or not, filmmakers have often used these personal traits and events in their work. The films in this collection all incorporate (obviously and less so) this character and/or story arc, and show an interesting range of uses for them in a culture saturated with this particular religion. Pictured: 'The Buddy Christ' - Kevin Smith brings Jesus to the kids in "Dogma".

Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut (Blu-ray) (2001)

Director: Richard Kelly
Starring: Drew Barrymore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Katharine Ross, Mary McDonnell, No...

During the presidential election of 1988, a teenager named Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) sleepwalks out of his house one night, and sees a giant, dem... Read more

Doubt ( Blu-ray ) (2008)

Director: John Patrick Shanley
Starring: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis

Outstanding performances highlight John Patrick Shanley's adaptation of his award-winning stage play. At a Bronx Catholic school in 1964, scandal and... Read more

Easter in Art (2003)

Director: Andrew Hutton
Starring: Tim Marlow

Enthusiastic art historian Tim Marlow travels the art world, exploring the depiciton of the Christian Easter story from the earliest surviving 6th cen... Read more

Elmer Gantry (1960)

Director: Richard Brooks
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Dean Jagger

Featuring Burt Lancaster in a compelling, Oscar-winning performance, "Elmer Gantry" is unforgettable screen entertainment surging with power and excit... Read more

End of the Line (2007)

Director: Maurice Devereaux
Starring: Ilona Elkin, Nicolas Wright, Neil Napier, Emily Shelton, Tim Rozon

Canadian indie horror sees a young psychiatric nurse taking what may be the last subway ride of her life if a murderous religious cult have their way.... Read more

End of the Spear (2005)

Director: Jim Hanon
Starring: Louie Leonardo, Chad Allen, Jack Guzman, Christina Souza, Chase Ellison

In the 1950s, a group of Christian missionaries went to Ecuador in order to reach the violent revenge-based Waodani people. Five of the men were spear... Read more

Essential Bergman: The Faith Trilogy - Through A Glass Darkly / Winter Light / The Silence (1963)

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Gunnel Lindblom, Ingrid Thulin, Max von S...

This 3 disc box set contains three of Bergman's signature dramas, exploring themes of alienation and faith. In 'Through a Glass Darkly', he confronts... Read more

Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

Director: Renny Harlin
Starring: Stellan Skarsgard, Izabella Scorupco, James D'Arcy, Remy Sweeney, Julian Wadham

Renny Harlin directs this controversial prequel chronicling Father Merrin's (Stellan Skarsgard) first encounter with the demon Pazuzu. Questioning his... Read more

Fallen (1998)

Director: Gregory Hoblit
Starring: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Embeth Davidtz, James Gandol...

When homicide cop Denzel Washington begins to investigate some brutal copycat murders, he starts to realise that there may be an explanation beyond th... Read more

God Is Great, I'm Not (2001)

Director: Pascale Bailly
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Edouard Baer, Julie Depardieu, Catherine Jacob, Philippe Laudenba...

AKA "Dieu Est Grand, Je Suis Toute Petite". Audrey Tautou stars as Michele, a 20-year-old model, whose recent break-up has sent her into a tailspin. O... Read more