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Articles on Film and Television

“What are we holding onto, Sam?” Sam: “That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for.” – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Saints and the Cinema

January 21st, 2018|

When I first heard that they had made a movie about the life of St Josemaria Escriva my heart sank. “Oh, dear, not another worthy, but dull movie about a saint!”  But I bit

The Shawshank Redemption

January 13th, 2018|

Film is the most exciting and influential popular art form of the modern age. This most powerful of dramatic mediums has the power to affect us deeply. It does so through the power of

Apocalypse Now and Then

December 2nd, 2017|

Science Fiction Films and the End of My World There’s something in the human heart that loves an apocalypse. Throughout human history stories have been told about the cataclysmic events at the end of

Beauty and the Beastly

November 11th, 2017|

Beauty and the Beast Towards an Aesthetic of Film The success of the movie King Kong--now made and re-made and re-made again is a reminder of the perennial appeal of the Beauty and the

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