The Eyes of the Heart: A Movie Review of “Prince of Foxes”

 Year:  1949 Filming:  Black & White Length:  107 minutes Genre:  Adventure/Drama/History/Swashbuckler Maturity:  PG (for intense thematic elements)Cast:  Tyrone Power (Andrea Orsini), Orson Welles (Cesare Borgia), Wanda Hendrix (Camilla...

Our Lady’s Psalter

Our Lady's Psalter: The Rosary of the Mystery of Christ Translated by Fr. Marco Testa ISBN 978-0-9880692-0-6 Cost: $10. Proceeds benefit the pro-life movement.Father Marco Testa, a...

Captain Fantastic and Hollywood’s Anti-Catholicism

Viggo Mortensen, the same actor who played Strider/Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, seems to enjoy getting naked in his non-Tolkien films,...

A Gift of Myself

A Gift of Myself, the second book in the Little Douglings series by Carissa Douglas is even more delightful than her first story, I...

Ordination and Marriage in Hitchcock’s ‘I Confess’

(This analysis of Alfred Hitchock's film noir classic 'I Confess' offers some key insights, but, as a caveat, also gives away elements of the...

Bound by a Seal: A Movie Review of “I Confess”

Year: 1953Filming: Black & WhiteLength: 95 minutesGenre: Drama/Inspirational/Religious/SuspenseMaturity: PG (for intense thematic elements)Cast: Montgomery Clift (Fr. Michael Logan), Anne Baxter (Ruth Grandfort), O.E. Hass...

On the Lord’s Appearing: A Review

(From the archives, but always new, here is a review of an excellent book by Father Jonathan Robinson, provost of the Toronto Oratory.  A...

So Let it Be Written: A Movie Review of the Ten Commandments

(A recent review of an older film, the Ten Commandments hearkens back to a more golden, and more innocent, era of Hollywood.  Much better...

Interview with Dorothy Cummings-McLean

What was your inspiration for A Ceremony of Innocence?A Ceremony of Innocence is very much a tribute to Graham Green and his book The...

Glorying in Glass: A Movie Review of “Snow White and the Huntsman”

Year:  2012 Filming:  Color Length:  127 minutes Genre:  Drama/Adventure/Fantasy Maturity:  PG-13 (for intense themes, scary images, and fantasy violence)Cast:  Kristen Stewart (Snow White), Chris Hemsworth (the Huntsman), Charlize Theron (Ravenna), Sam Claflin (Prince William),...