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Shelter for All

February 3, 2014 Nick Olszyk 0

MPAA Rating, PG-13 USCCB Rating, A-III Reel Rating: (4 Reels out of 5) Note: Spoilers Alert! In the 1938 classic Boys Town, Fr. Flanagan famously said, “there is no such thing as a bad boy.” He […]

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A Cautionary Tale Without Much Caution

January 28, 2014 Nick Olszyk 0

MPAA Rating, R USCCB Rating, O (morally offensive) Reel Rating,     Walking through an art gallery, con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) points out a Rembrandt painting to FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) and […]

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My Choices for Ten Best Films of 2013

January 3, 2014 Nick Olszyk 0

A truly great movie does two things: entertains and uplifts. It must be a fantastic work of craftsmanship in order to properly demonstrate important spiritual truths. The legendary Catholic director Frank Capra said of filmmaking […]

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Saving Mrs. Travers

December 28, 2013 Nick Olszyk 0

MPAA Rating, PG-13 USCCB Rating, A-II Reel Rating: (3 Reels out of 5) There are two wars being waged in Saving Mr. Banks. First, an external battle between the impeccably proper and British Mrs. P. […]

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Warming the Coldest Hearts

December 5, 2013 Nick Olszyk 0

MPAA Rating, PG USCCB Rating, A-I Reel Rating: (5 Reels out of 5) [Spoiler alert! Key plot details follow.] Only in a Disney film can a pair of Scandinavian royals from the 18th century doing […]

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Captain Courageous

October 23, 2013 Nick Olszyk 0

MPAA Rating, PG-13 USCCB Rating, A-III Reel Rating,                 Alfred Hitchcock said that movies “are just normal life with all the boring parts taken out.” Paul Greengrass, director of the newly released […]