ChrisicismsTop 10 Pixar moments to make you cry
As Finding Dory just kept swimming into theaters this weekend, it provided another opportunity to look back on the output of Pixar, which has released an astonishing number of beloved films in just 21 years. I was tempted to rank all of Pixar’s movies, but at a certain point you’re just debating degrees of perfection [Read More...]
Chrisicisms“The Conjuring 2”: Ghostbusting with love
James Wan’s “Conjuring” movies are something rare in the horror genre: warm-hearted stories that scare the hell out of you. The first film, released in 2013, notably received an R rating for being “too scary” — movie marketing that was actually justified. The film was one of the most terrifying, knuckle-clenching haunted house movies in decades, elevated by [Read More...]
FilmChatReview: The Holy Family (dir. Raffaele Mertes, 2006)
A sloppy film in some ways, but it also does some interesting things with the earliest traditions regarding Joseph, Mary and their relatives.
Sister Rose MoviesRISEN now available on DVD, Blu-Ray. digital
RISEN is now available on DVD, Blu-ray, digital, etc. Here’s a link to the cast talking about meeting the Pope as well as my review of the film.
The RogueThe New Exorcist?: Strange Things Happened on the Set of The Conjuring
One of the cool things that came out of the press junket is that some pretty weird things happened to the cast and crew of The Conjuring. For those of you who don’t know,... [Read More]
1More Film Blog10 Movies about Sex that are Better Choices than 50 Shades of Grey
Ultimately indifference is a better critique of a movie than outrage. Sex is a legitimate subject for art, and there have been countless films that have explored human sexuality.... [Read More]
ChrisicismsThe strange love affair between Christians and guns
Ken Wilcox, Flickr. CC Licensing This isn’t the first time I’ve addressed this, and I hate that. This post, in fact, is adapted from a now-defunct blog I used to have; I just... [Read More]
FilmChatHistory and tradition in movie depictions of the Cross.
Western Easter came and went last week, but the Eastern churches are currently only half-way through the Lenten season, so yesterday was, for us, the Sunday of the Veneration of... [Read More]
Backstage PassSearching for Jesus: A Q&A with Risen’s Joseph Fiennes
Rome, Italy – February 3, 2016: Joseph Fiennes attends RISEN photocall overlooking Vatican City. “If I was to take anything away personally from making this film, it’s the concept... [Read More]
Looking CloserCan You Do Better Than “It Was a Dark and Stormy Night…”?
The temperature is falling fast. It’s windy. There’s snow in the rain that’s splatting against the windows of my house. What is your neighborhood like on a dark and stormy night?... [Read More]
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