Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Archer Movie Recommendations

I rented a great movie from Netflix called The Mission that a priest friend of mine was telling me about. I plan on using it for an adult forum or something at some point. It is about a Jesuit missionary in Brazil circa 1750. It has Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, and Liam Neeson.

I had never heard of it, but it apparently won an Oscar for best cinematography in 1987. I think it deserved that Oscar, its a beautifully filmed movie.

If your Netflix list is low, give it a whirl. It's heavy in theological issues, but well worth the time.


Anonymous said...

Just this past Sunday, the offertory piece at First Baptist Nashville was "Gabriel's Oboe" from The Mission. It's one of the few movies about faith that really got the the heart of the issue at hand, in my opinion. I cried like a baby.

The Archer of the Forest said...

It really was well done. I kept fearing near the end of the movie that it was going to become some soapbox for 1980s liberation theolgy, but it avoided that pitfall nicely.