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...

Like a Tree Cut Back: Memoir of A Lost Ireland

Like a Tree Cut Back By Michael McCarthy The Poetry Business, Sheffield, England smith-doorstop, 2021 Father Michael McCarthy’s memoir, Like a Tree Cut Back, takes its title from...

Why Is This Night Different? – A Poem

The table set for everyday- my father, leaning in; two or three gathered.   His usual shyness at supper- the rub of indignity against composure; his cane, his chair.   His voice...

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...

Saints and Sinners: A History of the Popes

No Pope is impeccable, even if, by virtue of their office, they are at times infallible – or, more precisely, a few of their...

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...

Tolkien’s Legacy

The death of Christopher Tolkien as a nonagenarian ends a legacy, for it was this youngest son of the great J.R.R. that took –...

Hilary Mantel’s Reformation Revisionism

Hilary Mantel, English novelist  died last week at the age of 70. Her fame - or infamy, depending on one's perspective - rests largely...

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...

JERUSALEM

On 25 February, the Ontario Science Centre held a media premiere for the National Geographic IMAX film Jerusalem. Writer, producer, and director Daniel Ferguson attended...