The INNdustry with Sister Rose, Oscars Edition: “Les Miserables”, “Amour”, “Life of Pi”

The INNdustry with Sister Rose OSCAR EDITION: "Les Miserables"The INNdustry with Sister Rose, Oscars Edition "Amour"The INNdustry with Sister Rose, Oscar Edition "Life of Pi"  … [Read more...]

More Oscar picks and an interview on Faith and Film for the Odyssey Network

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2012 was an excellent year for cinema. However, three films about aging that I liked were not even nominated, such as Dustin Hoffman's "Quartet," Jake Schreier's "Robot & Frank" or John Madden's "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." Instead, Michael Haneke's accomplished and artistic yet bleak French-language film "Amour," about an aging couple in Paris, received four nominations. Please note that Dame Maggie Smith appears in both "Quartet" and "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," which makes home viewing … [Read more...]

Wandering popes, real and fictional: “We have a pope”

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 Almost a year ago (April 5, 2012) I reviewed Nanni Moretti's dramedy "We have a Pope". Click here for the full review.Here is the sidebar I wrote to accompany the review:Wandering popes, real and fictionalFor “We Have a Pope,” Italian director Nanni Moretti seems to draw on previous stories about wandering popes and those who resigned, real and fictional.Ignazio Silone’s 1968 The Story of a Humble Christian offers a fictional imagining of the true-life election and r … [Read more...]

Les Miserables: a conversation about what the movie means

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   Here's is a conversation that I had with radio host Sharon DiCicca of Toronto's Radio Maria. Sharon is a wonderful host and producer and I think you will enjoy this show.  HMWN Radio Maria is a Canadian Catholic Radio Station based in Toronto.This is a link to the HMWN Radio Maria Audio Archives:Click here for the audio file: In conversation about the 2012 film"Les Miserables". -- Sharon DiCecco says:  -- -- To love another person is to see the face of … [Read more...]

Windrider Forum a perfect introduction to Sundance, filmmaking

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Ever since I was assigned to Los Angeles in 2002, I have wanted to come to the Sundance Film Festival. Colleagues and friends from Family Theater/Angelus Student Awards and Fuller Theological Seminary were making plans to attend and create some kind of event for students. In 2004, John and Ed Priddy, award-winning film producers, in collaboration with the above, began the Windrider Forum. They had discovered The Branch, a Christian church in Park City, and the pastor generously provided space -- … [Read more...]

“Apocalyptic themes in movies”: 12/21/12 and the end of the world … again

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According to the Mayan Calendar the end of the world is to happen on December 21, 2012: 12/21/12.But it did not happen on all the other dates that have foretold this terrible, cataclysmic event. It is already 12/12/12  and so far, so good. We’re still here.Earlier this year I was invited to give a presentation at a local parish on “Apocalyptic Themes in Cinema”.  I wondered why people are so fascinated by the end of the world and posed the question on Facebook. Angelene Shewfelt, an under … [Read more...]


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