So that big sprawling Son Of God movie is coming out this week, and it looks to do big business with evangelicals. I want to suggest an alternative.

Pier Paolo Passolini's The Gospel According To Saint Matthew is a great movie, period. Passolini was the last person one would expect to make a movie about Jesus - a gay Marxist at odds with the Catholic Church. But his movie is fantastic because it is so grounded. The actor who plays Jesus is not classically handsome which makes his charisma and authority all the more impressive.