Cesar Chavez – my on camera review


Here's my online video review of "Cesar Chavez" along with insights and excellent comments by the director Diego Luna and Cesar Chavez' son Paul Chavez. This goes along well with my written review from The Tidings last week. Click here for the print review    … [Read more...]

“Veiled Desires” reveals the inner realities of cinematic sisters (book review)


 VEILED DESIRES: INTIMATE PORTRAYALS OF NUNS IN POSTWAR ANGLO-AMERICAN FILM By Maureen A. Sabine Published by Fordham University Press, $30Sometimes there can be a sacramental quality about cinema. When movies tell stories well, they become outward manifestations that transcend the inner realities of their characters in ways that touch the audience. Maureen Sabine has written a masterful book that reveals the sacramentality of cinema about religious women. She is confident of her … [Read more...]

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”: my review on The Industry with Sr. Rose on the INNetwork


 Sister Rose reviews the second installment of The Hunger Games, released on November 22nd. Hear why the film “haunted” her days after seeing it.About “The INNdustry with Sister Rose”: The INNdustry is an IN Network Original Series featuring movie reviews and interviews with filmmakers, authors, and other media personas. Take a look at the entertainment industry, faith, and life through Sister Rose colored glasses.    … [Read more...]

My interview with Rick Santorum: ‘The Christmas Candle’ and new role as movie-maker


 (theadvocate.com) I had the opportunity to interview, for the National Catholic Reporter,  former presidential candidate Rick Santorum by phone Oct. 22 about his new role as CEO of a faith and family media company, EchoLight Studios, and its first Christmas film, "The Christmas Candle," a historical drama that takes place in England around 1900, which opens in theaters Friday. The film is based on the novel by Max Lucado and has high production values and features singer Susan Boyle … [Read more...]

Catholics in the Movies: a history


I'd like to recommend my friend Dr. Pat McNamera's Blog  and his special series on Catholics in the Movies. So far he has posted bios about Nita Naldi and Maurice Costello who appeared in 280 movies. Fascinating stuff from my favorite historian of all things Catholic.    … [Read more...]

The “Apostles Creed” in Hollywood … it keeps coming up

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A few years ago, in early 2006, Jonathan Bock, the president of Grace Hill Media, a firm that markets major motion pictures to the faith audience, arranged for a panel presentation about Christianity to both the Los Angeles and New York administrative and creative support teams for New Line Cinema. New Line Cinema had just signed on to produce "The Nativity Story," and there was interest in making sure everyone involved understood what this story would mean to millions of viewers. Jonathan asked … [Read more...]

“Remember Sunday” Hallmark’s sweet but improbable new movie


Hallmark Hall of FameSunday, April 21ABC -check local listingsMolly (Alexis Bledel) is a sweet, ditzy, waitress and college student in New Orleans on a first name basis with the traffic man who comes to take the boot off of her car over and over again. She is romantically challenged and shares an apartment with Jolene (Valery Azlynn) who constantly nags her to find a good man. Molly has college loans but is in a waiting pattern because she is expecting her portion of an inheritance … [Read more...]

Hope in disaster from Mr. Rogers


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