Go Steve Greydanus!

May 24: The REEL FAITH Movie Review Show Returns It’s the New Season of Action-Packed Movie Reviews Through a Catholic Lens BROOKLYN, NY – Do Hollywood and independent filmmakers know that Catholics are the largest sector of their U.S. marketplace? Nearly 78 million Americans are Catholic, 25% of the U.S. population, and the Roman Catholic [Read More...]

I think Rainn Wilson…

…should play this guy in the film of his life story. Till that film is made, Napoleon Dynamite remains the snow-capped summit of Mormon cinema. Speaking of which, the Rainn (a Seattle native from within walking distance of my house, I am proud to note) could really use a sidekick, and I know just the [Read More...]

Greydanus on Ebert

Steve puts up a fine little piece on Roger Ebert’s curious Catholic sensibilities and complex relationship to the Faith. I had been going to write something, but I think I’ll let Steve do the heavy lifting. I couldn’t help but like the guy and I hope that his “lock, stock, and barrel” Catholicism (curiously hampered [Read More...]

If you are interested in screenwriting…

…check thou this out: WRITERS & PRODUCERS: MOVE YOUR CAREER FORWARD WITH THE ACT ONE SUMMER PROGRAMS Your summer begins with an amazing 3-Day Retreat in beautiful Malibu, CA that is filled with high-level discussions and foundational lectures on the intersection of faith and film and its impact on culture.  Next, you move on to challenging and practical Workshops and a [Read More...]

What Better Way to Say “I Love You”…

…than with the gift of cold-blooded murder? That is the message of Nazi euthanasia propaganda film, “I Accuse” (in which a loving husband bumps off his wife when she gets to be too much of a hassle to care for). It’s also the message of “Amour” which has been nominated for an Oscar by the [Read More...]

Good News/Bad News

The Good News (for everyone but Victor Lams): JJ Abrams is set to direct the new Star Wars flick. The Bad News: Sources now reveal that “JJ” stands for “Jar Jar”. [Read more...]

Your Chance to Help Make an Indie Film

Producer Alison Parker writes: Hi there, my name is Alison Parker and I am a film producer from Vancouver, Canada.  I’m writing you today to ask for your help.  I am involved with a lovely short film called “The Mary Contest”, written and directed by Teresa Mcgee.  The film is about a young girl named [Read More...]

Fr. Barron on Les Miz and the Hobbit (Spoilers)

I love this guy. Healthy engagement with culture while not sacrificing a drop of the Tradition. And yeah, he’s got a review of “The Hobbit”: [Read more...]

Barb Nicolosi Does the Autopsy…

…on the latest piece of euthanasia agitprop that is bravely facing the enthusiastic applause of the Manufacturers of the Culture of Death at the Oscars. [Read more...]

Steve Greydanus Defends “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Go Steve! I’m glad First Things is publishing this, since they offered the incredibly wrong-headed and misbegotten piece a couple of weeks ago attacking the film on amazingly specious grounds.  (Although the wrong-headedness of the critique was at least in favor of saving Bedford Falls and not in exalting Mr. Potter as the moral lunatics [Read More...]

Yippee!

It opens today! [Read more...]

As I feared…

…the bawling sound of a cash cow being bled to death that rippled out of En Zed when Peter Jackson announced he was turning the slim and joyous children’s tale The Hobbit into a three part epic was not just my ears playing tricks on me. It sounds like it’s not a *bad* movie (70-ish [Read More...]


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