A CINEMATIC VIEW
Robert E. Lauder
Kurosawa dramatizes the truth that the sins of the parents are visited on their children. The harm Ran has done has returned to haunt his old age.
Is moviemaking such a risky business that even an extraordinarily gifted performer cannot be sure in advance how a proposed project will turn out?
Hollywood's standard view of sexuality frequently works against a film’s best intentions. Is all the bed-hopping supposed to have any real significance?
An artist who apparently works very much from his feelings and intentions, Fellini turns his camera on people and lovingly watches their foibles and failures.
Contemporary film is quite advanced; the tools are available for making significant films. What is obviously lacking is insight.
There may be a benevolent God and life may have a meaning because how else can you account for the marvelous humor in a Marx Brothers’ movie?
Gandhi, after an early distaste for Christianity because of its relationship to imperialism and aggressive “soul-savers,” came to a deep identification with the message of Jesus.
Robert E Lauder
It was from her 17-year experience in Africa that Karen Blixen, under the pen name of Isak Dinesen, wrote her highly acclaimed stories of Africa.
"The Official Story" explores the conversion of an upper-class Argentinian interested only in the happiness of her own family into a deeply caring, unselfish woman ready to perform heroic acts of justice and charity.
Gosnell’s attorney asks why Gosnell should be convicted of murder in the case of “Baby A” but not in the cases of the countless other babies.
Jason M. Morgan
"Novitiate" is a film to be expected at the bitter, burnt-out end of the sexual revolution. It is not so much a movie as a cry for help.
ON THE WEST'S IDENTITY ANXIETY
ESCHEWING SECURITY, HEADING FOR THE PERIPHERIES
Raymond T. Gawronski
VITAL WORKS RECONSIDERED, #39
Stanley T. Grip Jr.
Excessive confidence in the supposedly foolproof technical quality of America’s nuclear-weapon system is the subject of the classic thriller "Fail-Safe."
Hollywood knows there's a lucrative market for Christian movies -- as demonstrated by , the modern-day gold standard
for biblical screen portrayals -- and studios have big plans to cash in.
VITAL WORKS RECONSIDERED, #23
EVIL TO HIM WHO THINKS EVIL
Maria Hsia Chang
'ON THE WATERFRONT' & OTHERS
Lawrence B. Porter
THE NINTH DAY (AVAILABLE ON DVD)
EXHIBIT A: LOS ANGELES
Charles A. Coulombe
WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
E. Christian Brugger
CHRIST'S PASSION & GIBSON'S LYNCHING
David C. Stolinsky
LIGHTS. CAMERA. LET'S BASH CATHOLICISM!
NOT A HIPPIE CULT FIGURE
Bradley J. Birzer
IS THE "GAY BATTLE PLAN" INVINCIBLE?
Nothing here to engage you and much to depress you.
AS HOLLYWOOD KNOWS
HOLLYWOOD ACCORDING TO THOSE IN THE KNOW
LET MY PEOPLE GO TO THE VIDEO STORE?
Mark T. Lickona
THE MARYKNOLLERS & THEIR SOUL MATES
A SCANDALOUS SENSE OF PARTICULARITY
BEYOND THE LIBERAL & CONSERVATIVE AGENDAS
- Karl Keating