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Making a cinematic case for Christ

April 7, 2017 Nick Olszyk 0

MPAA Rating: PG USCCB Rating: A-II Reel Rating: (4 out of 5 reels) Christianity in America is going through a bit of an identity crisis, to put it mildly. In the last thirty years, there […]

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Jackie and the Priest

April 4, 2017 Bishop Robert Barron 0

Somehow I managed to miss the film Jackie during the Christmas season, but I watched it, twice, on recent long flights to and from the east coast. Like many others, I was struck by its moody, more […]

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No Country for Old Mutants

March 8, 2017 Andrew Svenning 0

The X-Men film franchise has included some significant hills and valleys, high points and low, over the last 17 years. It has produced some greats; X-Men 2 comes to mind as probably the pinnacle. There […]

Film & Music

Faith and doubt in the films of Martin Scorsese

February 24, 2017 Filip Mazurczak 1

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 […]

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Legos + Batman = “Awesome!”

February 16, 2017 Nick Olszyk 0

MPAA Rating: PG USCCB Rating: AII Reel Rating: (4 out of 5 reels) The Lego Batman Movie is impossible to dislike. It is also the best Batman movie since The Dark Knight and the best […]