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...

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...

Young in the Spirit: Spiritual Strengthenng for Seniors and Caregivers

Young in the Spirit: Spiritual Strengthening for Seniors and Caregivers ISBN: 978-0-96774-495-7 125 pages, softcover $10.95 US According to Statistics Canada, the years between 2010 and 2031 will...

Argo: Hollywood gets the hostage treatment

R for some language and violent images Warner Bros. Pictures Directed by Ben Affleck Cast: Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, Victor Garber, John Goodman Screenplay: Chris Terrio Ben...

Mission Impossible: To Make a Real Movie

I finally got around recently to watching the fifth instalment of the Mission Impossible franchise.  As expected, it was slick and high-budget, with impressive...

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...

Brother John: A Monk, A Pilgrim, and the Purpose of Life

August Turak has written a delightful little book – and by ‘little’, I mean the term in a way similar to Christ’s usage of...

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...

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...

CBC Exposed

CBC Exposed by Brian Lilley Freedom Press, 2012 ISBN: 978-0-98816-910-4 Softcover, pp. 185; price: $22.36 CAD My relationship with the CBC as a listener ended about a decade ago...