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Ben Hur

Why New ‘Ben-Hur’ Deserves Respect, Not Icon Status
1 year ago

Why New ‘Ben-Hur’ Deserves Respect, Not Icon Status

There seems to be only one reason to remake the Charlton Heston classic, “Ben-Hur”- the chariot race.

While the original’s epic scene still holds up, there’s no doubt directors, …
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168 Film Festival Finds Inspiration from Scripture
1 year ago

168 Film Festival Finds Inspiration from Scripture

The 14th Annual 168 Film Festival – a faith-based exhibition featuring short films created in just one week or 168 hours – runs today and tomorrow at Regal Cinemas at …
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HiT Reviews: ‘Ben Hur,’ ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’
1 year ago

HiT Reviews: ‘Ben Hur,’ ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’

Remaking a movie classic is a thankless task. Updating a beloved movie mixing star power, Old Hollywood and faith is darn near impossible. How about one which set new standards …
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Why Silent Film Is Equal to Sound Movies
2 years ago

Why Silent Film Is Equal to Sound Movies

Silent film is art. At its best – which is as good as any art – silent film awakens and stirs people intellectually and emotionally.

Director D.W. Griffith supposedly said …
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5 Takeaways from ‘Ben Hur’ Trailer
2 years ago

5 Takeaways from ‘Ben Hur’ Trailer

Trot out a new “Total Recall” or “Fright Night,” and you’re tinkering with frolicking films that can’t help but show their age.

Remaking “Ben-Hur” suggests something far more daunting … …
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