Calvary

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

RoboCops

The 1987 movie RoboCop has become a household classic over the last 27 years and even if you have not seen it, chances are you have...

Why Are Catholics Not Holier Than They Are? Father Paul Quay’s ‘The Mystery...

(I thought this memorial of the great Jesuit Saint Francis Xavier was a fitting day to post this adaptation of an address I offered...

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),...

Pushing Tin

Pushing Tin1999, 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...

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...

Pilgrim Eagle: A Review of Charles A. Coulombe’s History Text Puritan’s Empire

 “This above all: To thine own self be true.” -William Shakespeare     Puritan’s Empire by Charles A. Coulombe is a unique tour-de-force of American history from a Catholic...

The Lego Movie

The time has come: LEGO has released its first full-length theatrical film, The Lego Movie, and it is doing fantastically across the board. It has...

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,...

Captain Philips

I just took in the new American-everyman Tom Hank's movie, Captain Philips which, surprisingly from its limited quality, has made over $218 million so...