Saturday, April 28, 2018

Movie Review: In ‘Come Sunday,’ Chiwetel Ejiofor plays a doubting bishop

By Ben Kenigsberg
Chiwetel Ejiofor as Carlton Pearson in “Come Sunday.” Credit Tina Rowden/Netflix
If Ingmar Bergman and Robert Bresson gave us priests who feared the absence of God, “Come Sunday” offers the opposite: the story of a real-life evangelical bishop who began preaching that God was welcoming, and that even people who hadn’t been “saved” would be spared from hell. That message might seem innocuous, but it challenged the beliefs of the congregants at his Tulsa megachurch, who regarded the position as heresy. While Marcus Hinchey’s screenplay is occasionally too blunt, “Come Sunday” accords sympathetic moments to all its characters — a strategy that gives this chronicle of religious convictions a conviction of its own. [More]

Netflix: "Come Sunday" directed by Joshua Marston was released on April 13, 2018