Showgirls’ Joe Eszterhas is now in the faith-based screenwriting game

Joe Eszterhas—the screenwriter best known for icepick-heavy ’90s sleaze like Basic Instinct and Showgirls—is returning to the world of writing scripts after more than a decade away. But rather than movies about sexy lesbian serial killers or ambitious strippers shoving each other down the stairs, Eszterhas has turned…

Lackluster direction and effects mar A.D., Mark Burnett’s new take on the Bible

The Bible, the book, is not boring. Inspiration for countless works of both religious and secular bents, its themes of betrayal, faith, and redemption are now requisite in Western storytelling. The Bible, History’s 2013 miniseries, however, was not as fascinating. It suffered from staid acting and lame special…