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

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 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...]

“Faustina” at Good Shepherd Church Tuesday, January 21

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If you are in town I hope you can come to this event tomorrow night, Jan. 21, 2014, at Good Shepherd Parish in Beverly Hills. I am sorry this image is so small! But you can see the website for more information: Divine Mercy Drama."Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy" is a one woman play. Take a look at the YouTube preview:        … [Read more...]

“Narco Cultura” explores the meaning of the US & Mexico’s war on drugs

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"Narco Cultura" 102 minutes, in English and Spanish with English subtitlesJust when some think border fences between the U.S. and Mexico are stemming the tide of undocumented people coming north, their status as problem-solvers appears to be that of a managed image to mask the real threat to the U.S: illegal trafficking in guns and drugs that is facilitating a tragic conflict in Mexico.What U.S. citizens are not seeing is how the Mexican war on drugs is fueled by arms from the U.S. and … [Read more...]

FROZEN offers lots to talk about (and it’s funny, too)

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FROZEN is the new Disney musical animated film opening for Thanksgiving. There are may themes in the film that offer much to talk about with your kids. I am not sure if I mentioned how funny the snowman and reindeer are... very cute. To me, this is a much better movie that "Brave". Bring a sweater. Not sure if it's the power of suggestion but ...Click here for my of my review on The INNdustry with Sr. Rose on the INNetwork … [Read more...]

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

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 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...]

Dialogue of Cultures International Film Festival (watch and vote for the audience award online)

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I received this information this morning from SIGNIS, the international Catholic association for communication.The press release from the organization follows; but you can go directly to the website with the films by clicking here.Participation in the festival is free, that is, you can see all of the films online and vote by clicking on "fan". MUBI also offers a new world film every day for a subscription fee - but the festival Nov 1-14 is gratis (only a few days … [Read more...]

My interview with director Nancy Tong on the INNetwork

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“In a World …” a funny, pointed look at a mostly male industry

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 Because I did not want to wait an hour to see "Lee Daniels' The Butler," I saw "In a World...", writer/actor Lake Bell's directorial debut that premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. What a pleasant surprise.Carol (Lake Bell) is an employment-challenged voice coach and daughter of a famous movie trailer voice-over narrator, Sam (Fred Melamed). Up to this point, her voice-over work is limited to training actors to speak in foreign accents. Sam is ready to retire … [Read more...]

“Austenland” is fun, campy faux fluff and Jane Austen fans may hate it (but I liked it)

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  Jane Hayes (Keri Russell) is a complete romantic who is obsessed with Mr. Darcy as portrayed by Colin Firth in the BBC miniseries “Pride and Prejudice”. She keeps his life-size cutout image in her front room. She’s in her mid-30s and doesn’t like any of the men she dates. Her apartment is decorated in Regency style and she drives her married sister crazy with her single-minded search for the perfect man.Jane decides to take a fantasy vacation to Austenland in the U … [Read more...]

Mother Dolores Hart: Lifelong role suits her (LATimes interview)

Mother Dolores Hart, a Roman Catholic nun and former actress, was the subject of the Oscar-nominated documentary "God Is the Bigger Elvis." (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times / June 25, 2013)

By Susan KingJuly 5, 2013, 5:00 a.m.Dolores Hart was one of Hollywood's top ingenues, giving Elvis Presley his first screen kiss in 1957's "Loving You" and then reuniting with him a year later in "King Creole." She worked with such legends as Anthony Quinn and Anna Magnani in 1957's "Wild Is the Wind" and Robert Ryan and Montgomery Clift in 1958's "Lonelyhearts," then earned a Tony Award nomination in 1959 for her first play, the romantic comedy "The Pleasure of His Company."A devout … [Read more...]


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