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‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ Review – One of Us

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Jul 2 2022
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A murder in the heartland has a detective questioning his faith. Check out the One of Us crew’s Under the Banner of Heaven review.

Based on the famous true crime novel by Jon Krakauer comes an adapted mini series created by Dustin Lance Black.  Detective Jeb Pyre (Andrew Garfield) and partner Bill Taba (Gil Birmingham) are investigating the grisly murder of Brenda Lafferty (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and her infant daughter.

They discover she may be the first of many victims written by a mad man. A mad man who allegedly hears the voice of god commanding him to carry out the ancient practice of blood atonement. Their hot pursuit brings them to the Lafferty family whom are considered Latter Day Saint royalty in the state of Utah. Pyre, a practicing Mormon himself, has his faith tested as duty and dogma collide when Pyre realizes the pursuit of truth and justice may expose all the skeletons in the closet of his church’s violent historical beginnings.

Under the Banner of Heaven Review

Bradly fellowships with Justin and Eliot as they discuss the true crime genre, ponder the facts behind fiction, and wonder how big of a chip the former Latter Day Saint Dustin Lance Black still carries on his shoulder.

Podcast Link – Apple Podcasts

Credits:

  • Bradly Martin
  • Justin Zarian
  • Eliot Nelson

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