Film & Music

Bruckner’s hope

June 2, 2017 Fr. Innocent Smith, OP 5

Earlier this year, Carnegie Hall in New York City presented a series of performances of the Nine Symphonies of Anton Bruckner by the Staatskapelle Berlin led by Daniel Barenboim. This was the first time the […]

Film & Music

Faith and doubt in the films of Martin Scorsese

February 24, 2017 Filip Mazurczak 0

Martin Scorsese’s latest film, his adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s novel Silence, has provoked mixed reactions from Catholic reviewers, from adulation to criticism. Indeed, the film—which deals with Jesuit missionaries in Japan during times of extreme […]

Film & Music

My Top Ten Movies of 2016

January 2, 2017 Nick Olszyk 0

Let’s be honest. 2016 was not the best year in any category, and cinema was no exception. There were overblown sequels, unnecessary politicking in kid films, tragic deaths of great stars, and Independence Day: Resurgence. […]