Friday, April 18, 2008

The Truth Will Set You Free

“Constantine’s Sword” is Oren Jacoby’s intriguing documentary exploring the “dark side of Christianity” through the spiritual and physical journey of James Carroll, a journalist, award-winning author (his book “Constantine’s Sword: The Church and the Jews: A History,” forms the basis of the film) and former Roman-Catholic priest, whose father was a three-star Air Force General responsible for the creation of the OSI. It has the feel of Errol Morris directing ”The Da Vinci Code”; like Morris, Jacoby is more private investigator than filmmaker, probing both the depths of an Auschwitz survivor, a cemetery caretaker’s eyes, and the overwhelming majestic grace of the Vatican with the same penetrating lens.

To read the rest of my review visit The House Next Door.

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