Cameron Hepola

Cameron Hepola

A theology student who loves to see interesting Christianity on screen.

Favorite films

  • First Reformed
  • The Gospel According to St. Matthew
  • The Last Temptation of Christ
  • Malcolm X

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  • The Gospel According to St. Matthew

    ★★★★★

  • The King of Kings

    ★★★★

  • The Intern

    ★★★½

  • Sleepless in Seattle

    ★★★½

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  • The Gospel According to St. Matthew

    The Gospel According to St. Matthew

    ★★★★★

    As an openly gay avowed Marxist, Pier Paolo Pasolini may seem an unlikely candidate to create the greatest depiction of Jesus of Nazareth ever put to celluloid. Moreover, a 19-year old college student with limited to no acting training may seem an unlikely candidate to play this monumentally daunting leading role. Yet, Pasolini in The Gospel According to St. Matthew directs Enrique Irazoqui in a portrayal of Jesus as an enigmatic yet transfixing figure. Pasolini’s camera, utilizing many of the techniques…

  • The King of Kings

    The King of Kings

    ★★★★

    Released four years after DeMille’s previous biblical epic, the original The Ten Commandments, this take on the life, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth shows that DeMille learned a lesson from critics of the second half of The Ten Commandments’ modern morality play. With this critique in mind, DeMille focuses exclusively on the story of Jesus as reported in the Gospels and New Testament epistles. As with the Moses-specific first act of The Ten Commandments, DeMille proves why he’s…

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  • The Seventh Seal

    The Seventh Seal

    ★★★★★

    “When the Lamb broke the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.” -‭‭Revelation 8:1

    “What is going to happen to those of us who want to believe but aren’t able to? And what is to become of those who neither want to nor are capable of believing?”

    A meditative collection of philosophical and theological vignettes on Death. Bergman gets a reputation as a “boring” filmmaker, but I was engaged the entire time. In a time…

  • Princess Mononoke

    Princess Mononoke

    ★★★★½

    Set during Japan’s feudal, pre-capitalist Muromachi period, Princess Mononoke has all of the cool Miyazaki Shinto etiology in abundance. However, the fact that this was Miyazaki’s allegedly “last movie” before he retired means that this movie is overloaded with themes and ideas that never really achieve full unity and clarity. Also, Princess Mononoke is so tonally different from the other Miyazaki movies up to this point; blood, gore, and violence along with some profanity that give it its PG-13 rating. …

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