MV5BMTQ1NTI4MjE5MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNzI1MzgxMDE@._V1_SX640_SY720_

‘METALHEAD’ is a Good Friday film with an Easter ending

Out of Iceland comes an extraordinary story of grief and understanding, violence and forgiveness, isolation and community, family and church, despair and hope, art and grace. Hera Karlsdottir is about twelve years old and is outside playing with her friends when her mother, Droplaug, calls to her to come in for dinner and to summon her older brother, Baldur, to come in as well. Baldur is about seventeen and is on the tractor, harvesting hay for their dairy cows. He motions to Hera but keeps on … [Read More...]

Haaz Sleiman, center, in "Killing Jesus" (CNS/Courtesy National Geographic Channels/Kent Eanes)

‘Killing Jesus’ is remarkable but doesn’t give the whole picture

8 p.m./7 p.m. Central, Sunday, March 29 National Geographic Channel  "Killing Jesus" airs Sunday on the National Geographic Channel. It is written by Oscar- and Emmy-winner Walon Green and based on Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly and co-author Martin Dugard's 2013 bestseller of the same title.The title is somewhat misleading, however. By the title, you might expect something like Jim Bishop's 1957 book and 1980 TV movie The Day Christ Died. Instead, this television movie (like the … [Read More...]

‘The True Cross’ airs this Sunday in “Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery” and tune in for ‘Mary Magdalene’ on Easter

“The True Cross” airs this Sunday in “Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery” The latest episode in CNN’s “Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery” is a fairly interesting examination of purported relics of the True Cross that St. Helena, mother of the Emperor Constantine, is said to have broug … [Read More...]

‘White God’ an unorthodox fable to discuss serious issues

 Taking his cue from a 1999 novella by South African writer J.M. Coetzee, The Lives of Animals, Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo's "White God" brings us a cautionary, surreal vision of a "once and future" Eastern European society where the superior few rule the others, and the … [Read More...]

The imprudence of a martyr

I am pleased to post this story from John Donaghy's blog "I Walk the Way." John is a Jesuit-educated associate of the Dubuque-based Franciscan Sisters of the Holy Family."The imprudence of a martyr" is about the Spanish-born Fr. Luis Espinal, SJ (1932 - 1980):"Luis Espinal was a print and … [Read More...]

‘Do You Believe?’ is mainstream … Sunday school

Following up on their success with last year's triumphalist "God's Not Dead," screenwriters Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon have written "Do You Believe?", an interconnected drama for Christians that features 12 lives colliding in a life-changing event.It is nighttime in downtown Detroit. A … [Read More...]

‘Jerusalem’ 3D in IMAX and Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition open in LA

The California Science Center at Exposition Park near downtown Los Angeles is hosting interconnected multimedia events: the new 45-minute IMAX film “Jerusalem” and an exhibition of the Dead Sea Scrolls contextualized by historic and remarkably preserved artifacts from the Holy Land.The film, nar … [Read More...]

Movies that foster reflection, spiritual growth for Lent’s journey

On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, Pope Francis outlined a program for Lent in his homily, using for his inspiration the readings of the day from Book of Joel, Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians, and the Gospel of Matthew. Some of the themes correlate well with films that tell stories that foster … [Read More...]

Cerulean blue makes a comeback in ‘Cinderella’

OK, so I got distracted. Remember the brilliant scene from "The Devil Wears Prada" when fashion editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) gives a lecture to fashion magazine newcomer Andy (Anne Hathaway) about the pile of stuff that her lumpy … [Read More...]

Catholics in Media to honor “St. Vincent” and “Rectify” on April 26

I am having a hard time posting the image so it looks good, but just click on it and all will be made clear!  Final Flyer_22nd Annual CIMA Awards … [Read More...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X