The Sign of the Cross

The Sign of the Cross ★★★½

a very very well shot film about how it is insane to be a christian!!

all you hear about this movie is that it was so bugnuts that basically it caused the implementation of the Hayes Code, but it’s especially wild if that’s true CONSIDEring all the lascivious stuff is in service of a firmly moralistic view - one that’s absolutely certain that heaven is waiting for all good christians. reminds me of one of my least favorite current tics of Fiction Discourse that flat-out showing something “bad” is endorsing it!! anyway uh full of GREAT shots and a couple really standout performances. Charles Laughton absolutely unreal here.

all that said, the religious message is…….not for moi!