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The return of religious films

11 March 2010 2:30 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Apocalyptic angels and satanic shadows are creeping back on to cinema screens. Don't be surprised, says Anne Billson – biblical themes have only ever been one global crisis away

There's been a distinct whiff of the Good Book at the cinema of late – literally so in the case of Denzel Washington's latest, The Book of Eli. "Dear Lord," he says, "thank you for giving me the strength and the conviction to complete the task you entrusted to me." Denzel is on a mission from God, and not in a Blues Brothers way; his task is to convey a leather-bound book with a cross on it from A to B while killing lots of evil people en route. You don't need to have seen the film to guess the book in question is not The Da Vinci Code.

Meanwhile, in Solomon Kane, James Purefoy says: "Satan's creatures will take me if »

- Anne Billson

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