How a Christian Film with a Two Man Crew…

Managed to Make it to Walmart. As somebody who has had a little experience with the struggles of itsy-bitsy independent films with zero budget, I gotta hand it to these guys for their moxie. Here’s the trailer: [Read more…]

Steve Greydanus and I Gab About Guns and Hollywood

He wrote a typically perceptive piece, which occasioned this discussion: [Read more…]

A New Film on Our Lady of Knock Asks for Your Help

Caitlyn Argue writes I write from Underground Films in Dublin, where we are currently producing a feature documentary on the miracle town of Knock, Ireland, also a Marian Shrine. I believe this is a film that will resonate with your readers, and I am writing in hopes you can assist us in spreading the word with [Read More…]

“Convinced” is Coming

A summer or two back, a fellow named Don Johnson, a passionate Catholic evangelist, came to my house and interviewed me for a film he was doing on Catholic converts. We had a great time chatting and he then went his merry way on a grand tour of the rest of the country getting interviews with [Read More…]

PIXAR and the Pope and “Connecting the Dots”

Steve Greydanus has penned a typically insightful piece in which he ponders the linkages between PIXAR’s terrific “WALL-E” and Laudato Si. We had a good long talk about it on my radio show on Friday (as well as about PIXAR’s newest film “Inside Out” (which Steve loves, loves, loves). You can listen to our conversation [Read More…]

The Truth about Lies

A reader writes: Hi Mark, I hope all is well. In light of the perennial issue of whether it is ok to sometimes lie (well, I agree with you that Church teaching is clear on this, but you know what I mean), I thought you might be interested in this documentary. I have not seen [Read More…]

Steve Greydanus on the Extraordinary Life of Christopher Lee

A typically great piece from Steve. We’ll be talking on Connecting the Dots at 5 PM today.  You can listen in here and join the conversation by calling 1-855-949-1380.  I reckon we will also talk about Jurassic World. [Read more…]

Three Stooges Returning in Action-Comedy

Theologians have long struggled with the question of why a good and loving God permits such things to happen.  [Read more…]

Andy Serkis is making Animal Farm

I hereby declared dibs on the phrase “Serkis Animals” and demand a quarter in copyright dues every time somebody uses it. [Read more…]

Fr. Barron on the Avengers and Whedonesque Nietzscheanism

I think he’s spot on. What’s fascinating to me is how Whedon’s philosophy is locked in struggle with his art. His muse is often wiser than his head. So he imposes on his stories his vision of a Manichaean universe in which good and evil forever at way with no hope of truly transcending that [Read More…]