Holly on Hollywood
by Holly McClure
Risen is a Biblical resurrection story told through the eyes of Clavius, a Roman Tribune assigned by Pontius Pilot to maintain law and order immediately after the crucifixion of Jesus, a man many called “King of the Jews”. When Jesus body is discovered missing from the burial tomb, Clavius is again put in charge to track it down in order to disprove the rumors of a risen “Messiah” and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem. Starring Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth and Cliff Curtis as Jesus.
The PG-13 bloody wartime violence and crucifixion scenes, make it more for mature teens to adults. Director Kevin Reynolds presents this well-known Biblical account from a pagan perspective, brilliantly and realistically portrayed by Fienes. Felton (from Harry Potter fame) plays a young centurion who assists Clavius as he searches for answers that ultimately lead to truth. I enjoyed Curtis’ unique and realistic portrayal of Jesus who was full of love and forgiveness in the weeks before he ascends.
Risen is not another preachy Jesus movie. The fictional account surrounding the most important event in human history is mixed with Biblical truths like a Roman CSI. Not since The Passion of the Christ, have I seen the quality of writing, directing and acting, like that seen in Risen.
“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
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Holly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!