‘Deliver Us From Evil’ is dark, violent, and an adventure in grace

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Horror-meister Scott Derrickson's newest film, "Deliver Us From Evil," begins with three U.S. Marines in Iraq who come across some strange writing on a wall in an underground cave. What they don't realize is that the writing is from the devil and that when they return home, they bring darkness and evil with them.New York police sergeant Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) is one tough cop with his own inner darkness. He is married to Jen (Olivia Munn) with one child, Christina (Lulu Wilson). He works … [Read more...]

“Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago” interview with filmmaker Lydia B. Smith

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 Here is my interview with filmmaker Lydia B. Smith about her revealing and inspiring documentary about the Camino de Santiago de Campostela. Find out why six people (and  more really) from different parts of the world, and different ages, walk this ancient pilgrimage route and why and how Smith, a non-Catholic, made such a Catholic film.  Here's my online review of the film from "The INNdustry with Sister Rose":       … [Read more...]

“Heaven is For Real” my interviews with Greg Kinnear, Thomas Haden Church & Randall Wallace

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Here is my on camera review of "Heaven is for Real" for "The Industry with Sister Rose" on the INNetwork plus my interviews with Randall Wallace, the Burpo family, Greg Kinnear and Thomas Haden Church. This is a movie about hope, faith, and love. My longer print review is here: Heaven is for Real is a compelling story not a sermon in a can … [Read more...]

“Gimme Shelter” – Interview with the director Ron Krauss & Kathy Di Fiore on the INNetwork

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  See my live interviews with "Gimme Shelter"'s director Ron Krauss and Kathy Di Fiore who runs Several Sources Shelters in New Jersey for homeless and pregnant teens and women.        … [Read more...]

Director’s dream began in a Cincinnati Catholic high school

Director Joe De Francesco and associate producer Wendy Drucker (Photo by Rose Pacatte)

Director Joseph De Francesco never forgot the impression that Stephen Vincent Benet’s epic 1928 Pulitzer Prize-winning poem made when he was a student at St. Gregory’s, a high school diocesan minor seminary in Cincinnati. There he found, and admittedly stole, a recording of the 1953 Broadway performed recitation of the poem by Tyrone Power, Judith Anderson, and Raymond Massey. It was adapted and directed by Charles Laughton. De Francesco still has the record.For his junior year, deciding the … [Read more...]

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

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 (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...]

American Idol & My Wife’s Death – my interview with Danny Gokey

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 Here's Part 1 of my interview with american Idol's Season 8 Finalist Danny Gokey on The INNdustry with Sr. Rose. He has a new book: "Hope in Front of Me: Find Purpose in Your Darkest Moments" that is part memoir, part self-help, and very encouraging to anyone who has been very far down and reached up in faith, hope, and love to keep going.    … [Read more...]

My interview with actor Michael Harney “Orange is the New Black” and other things

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In September I had the honor to interview the actor Michael Harney. You have seen him in many films (Erin Brockovich) and television shows (Deadwood, NYPD Blue, Weeds) and now, "Orange is the New Black". In this interview Michael talks about his vocation as an actor, husband, and father. He reveals a deep Catholic faith and passion for acting, as well as his struggles with alcoholism, joys as a father, and long-lasting ties to the Jesuits.Here is the first segment of our interview on the IN … [Read more...]

Arts & Faith at Loyola Press Interview

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A few weeks ago a blog writer for Loyola Press contacted me for an interview for their "Arts & Faith" page. Here is the interview - thank you so much, Loyola Press (Elizabeth Elliott and Rosemary Lane).Catholic Nun and Film Critic Finds God's Grace at Movies   … [Read more...]


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