The Mechanic, The Rite, the Dragon Tattoo trilogy

“The marvel of The Rite is how respectful, even awestruck, the film is about the Catholic Church; there are no sleazy clerics, no hints of heretic-hunting conspiracies in the corridors of the Vatican, no insinuation that the Devil is, in some postmodern calculus, the theological equal of God. When Kovak arrives at the exorcist training centre in Rome, he finds a slick, modern, high-tech facility that’s more like the CIA’s Langley, Virginia headquarters than some baroque palace plastered with paintings of agonized martyrs.”

Rick McGinnis

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