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 TerrioBen...

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...

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...

By Reason Alone: Assembling the great puzzle

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

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 CDNDeacon Douglas McManaman is a Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of Toronto, ministering...

Festival and Ferial, by Anna Rist: A Review

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

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...

Ant-Man vs. Daredevil

(As a bit of light-hearted reading before the issuance of the Holy Father’s Apostolic Letter later today, here are some thoughts on two superheroes,...

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...

Visits to the Blessed Sacrament

After her death, St. Teresa of Avila appeared to one of her nuns bearing an important message: "There should be no difference as far...