Mickey Rourke in “The Wrestler”. It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in September, 2009, and opens in theaters in December.
As you may be aware, I have been reviewing films and television for St. Anthony Messenger, a national Catholic magazine, since 2003. My column is called “Eye on Entertainment”. (I also review some films and TV shows for The Tidings, the print and online newspaper for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, www.the-tidings.com). I see six films per month for St. Anthony Messenger and review them: three longer reviews and three capsules (sometimes more depending on how many films I am able to see.) The magazine just posted the December 2008 issue online (not the complete issue; if you would like to subscribe visit www.americancatholic.org and follow the directions). This issue reviews films that were in theaters in October or November.
The December issue leads off with “The Secret Life of Bees” still in theaters. The January 2009 issue will feature “Slumdog Millionaire”, “Doubt”, and other films.
Queen Latifa and Dakota Fanning in the lovely film “The Secret Life of Bees”.
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