Saw “Gravity”

Wow.  Just wow.  Best film I’ve seen this year.  Absolutely bravura film-making. And *all* about baptism and rebirth.  Dunno if Cuaron is a Catholic (probably not, is my guess), but his imagination is entirely Catholic, whether he is aware of it or not.  This is a classic example of what critic Jeffrey Overstreet calls the [Read More...]

Catholic Politician-Turned-Producer Teams with Author Max Lucado to Put Focus on Advent this Holiday Season

Tom Allen sends this along. October 4, 2012 – Dallas, TX – Former U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate Rick Santorum is preparing to release his first major movie, THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE, a traditional Christmas story that restores the observance of Advent as well as the holiness and beauty of the Christmas season. The heartwarming family [Read More...]

Barb Nicolosi REALLY LOVES “Gravity”

Good enough for me. I’ma go see it when I get back. [Read more...]

The Power of Editing

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Fr. Robert Barron on “Inception”

I missed this. Great stuff: [Read more...]

Who Knew There Was An Entire Feature Length Star Trek Fan Fiction Film?

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Love’s Labours Lost

So my wife says, “You gotta see Love’s Labour’s Lost streaming on Netflix.”  I say okay, so Pete and I sit down to watch it with her. It was… a trip.  I remember when it came out and it got panned. So I didn’t bother at the time. Now that I’ve seen it, I just don’t [Read More...]

Proof this Pope Is Deeply in Touch with the Most Profound Human Needs

Pope Francis Calls Zack Snyder to Complain of Ben Affleck’s Selection to Play Batman There is no hell the gospel cannot confront. [Read more...]

Shea’s Rule of Thumb for Evaluating Art

Talented artists move you. Talentless hacks just try to shock you. To be sure, good artists will make use of shock in their palette of tricks. Shakespeare had not problem with it (see “Titus Andronicus”). But a hack pretty much only knows how to shock. So bores like Lady Gaga just keep trying to figure [Read More...]

Fr. Robert Barron on World War Z

…and the inescapability of the gospel. For more on this bedrock fact of storytelling, go here. [Read more...]

Barbara Nicolosi Harrington Wants Good Christian Storytellers

She writes: What is needed is a serious academy-based training program in Christendom which will become the global center of discussion and learning about dramatic story telling. Basing ourselves on the successful artist guilds which eventually produced the Renaissance, Christians today need to strategically and intelligently aid playwrights and screen storytellers in finding their power [Read More...]

Steve Greydanus Reviews “The Lone Ranger”

Four words: Thanks for the warning. Steve is troubled by something that increasingly worries me: the growing hatred our manufacturers of culture have for heroes. [Read more...]


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