Jesus (Easter)

26/03/2018 3:47 pm

We have experienced Holy Week and the joy of Easter Week and now it's the Second Sunday of Easter. Our 'Lent and Easter at the Movies' podcasts continue with Fr Peter Malone MSC relating a series of thought-provoking movies to the day's Gospel reading. We return to Jeremy Sisto as Jesus in the TV film bearing the name from 1999.

Second Sunday of Easter

Jesus (1999) TV

"Jesus appears and he is most genial - a wonderful presence as he has been throughout the film. He only has to say 'Thomas' then the impetuous Thomas falls to his knees saying 'My Lord and my God'. He doesn't even want to touch the wounds or put his hand into Jesus' side. It's that feeling of being overwhelmed by the Easter news. That he is the Risen Lord."

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Fr Peter's review

Jesus - Review 75.50 kB

Background on the film can be found at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).


Fr Peter Malone is a former president of SIGNIS - the World Catholic Association for Communication. He's a highly experienced film critic and author who has travelled the world watching, writing on and talking about movies. Since 1968, he's written reviews for a number of Catholic magazines and periodicals. He's also written many books on cinema including Films and Values, Movie Christs and Antichrists, Cinema Down Under and the excellent Lights, Camera, Faith (Movie Lectionary) series.