|Michael Fassbender, from left, Lupita Nyong'o and Chiwetel Ejiofor in a scene |
from "12 Years A Slave."
Linda and I saw "12 Years a Slave" last night. It's hard to watch. It evokes self-examination.
Movie critic Mike LaSalle writes:
"In the American South's gruesome costume drama, nouveaux aristocrats aped the appearance of European royalty and pretended to themselves and the world that they were Christians. The result of this pretense was a perversion of self that bred sadism and decadence."
- "12 Years a Slave' review: view of a horror"
For more depth on such hypocrisy and non-Christianity see James Cone, The Cross and the Lynching Tree.