Saturday, October 21, 2017

Festival and Ferial, by Anna Rist: A Review

Festival and Ferial Anna Rist Kaufmann Publishing, St. Simon’s Island , 2014 ISBN : 978-0-9905329-3-4   In one of his Odes (IV.2) Horace describes the danger of trying to...

Calvary

Calvary (2014) Directed by John Michael McDonagh Written by John Michael McDonagh   Stay for the credits at the end of Calvary, for interspersed in the endless lists...

Millions

Millions Director: Danny Boyle, 98 min., U.K., 2004. Starring: Alex Etel, James Nesbitt, Daisy Donovan Plot: (Spoiler alert!) The UK is about to switch its...

Pushing Tin

Pushing Tin 1999, Director: Mike Newell. Actors: John Cusack, Billy Bob Thorton, Cate Blanchett, Angelina Jolie. Music: Anne Dudley.   (Rated R for language and mild sexuality)   “You land...

Book review: Why Be Afraid?

Why Be Afraid? A Retreat by Douglas McManaman Justin Press ISBN: 978-0-9917996-6-4 102 pages, softcover $12.95 CDN Deacon Douglas McManaman is a Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of Toronto, ministering...

By Reason Alone: Assembling the great puzzle

By Reason Alone: Assembling the Great Puzzle by Jacek Bacz Justin Press, 2010 ISBN: 978-0-98131-844-8 At the start of this rewarding book Jacek Bacz states that it is...

Dracula Untold: Fallen man, the tragic hero

It is perpetually wonderful to me how much truth can find its way into secularists’ stories. Dracula Untold, Universal’s newest origins story, is a...

Captain America

Wow. Just...wow. Captain America: The Winter Soldier had it all: action, suspense, mystery, romance, camaraderie, spies, secrets, and—most importantly—awesome superheroes. The action scenes were spectacular, but...

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave is a powerful film based on the memoir by Solomon Northup published in 1853. The film has won 134 awards since...

The Twilight of American Enlightenment

The average age of North Americans is forty-one; this means that most people have no personal recollection of the decade of the 1950s, the...