Lionsgate’s The Crucifixion is out today in select Theaters and On Demand. Earlier this week I had a chance to speak to the director of the film Xavier Gens. We discussed the real life inspiration for the movie, the filming of it and much more. Check below for the full audio of the interview with Xavier.

MY TAKE: 

I enjoyed speaking to Xavier. Yes, the French accent was cool, but the knowledge that he shared about the making of the film was great. His unique perspective really comes through. It was interesting to hear about how he wanted to keep it authentic and respect the real people this story was based on and leaning on them to bring the reality into the film.

It was interesting to hear him speak about brining an American touch, but from a French and European perspective. This really holds true and is evident in the movie with the look and presentation, it’s notable.

The Crucifixion is a terrific and unique take on the exorcism genre. There is a slew of exorcism themed films out there, but this has a whole lot more to offer. As chilling and scary as it is, it is more of a mystery you need to follow and piece together. It’s has a real journalistic flare. You get to navigate alongside the main actor Sophie Cookson and experience all the reveals together. This is an under-the-radar movie that can’t be overlooked.

The Crucifixion is out now in select Theaters and On Demand 

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Written by Jim Alexander

Jim Alexander hails from Chicago where he started his journalism career as a film critic and founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). He's a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic. Jim founded Reel Talker as a platform to share his love of movies and entertainment. Jim's favorite part of being a journalist is getting to meet and interview actors, filmmakers and entertainers. Jim is a host and on-camera personality for AfterBuzz TV. Aside from his work with Reel Talker, he's the site owner of the Bachelor Universe website, where he recaps and talks about all this ABC's 'The Bachelor'. He also runs the Reel Talker Podcast that can be found on iTunes. In his free time he enjoys attending sports events and playing in recreational leagues. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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