Category Archives: film

Ex Machina

At my wife’s encouragement, I went in on Amazon Prime a few weeks ago. I found this movie I had heard good things about. It’s a moody, intelligent, surprising film that demonstrates very smart people (and a robot) doing very … Continue reading

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Masculinity Crisis?

The Phoenix archdiocese put together an interesting film. Watch it here. Some of my observations: 0.25: More tv than father-son time. That might mean a shift in the time spent by boys from, say, playing with peers. Still, this is … Continue reading

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On Still Alice

Recently I caught the well-regarded film Still Alice. At the risk of offering a significant spoiler, one scene in particular struck me and stayed with me long afterward. The title character is suffering an aggressive loss of her mind with … Continue reading

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Interstellar

The young miss gifted me with Interstellar last Sunday. She didn’t watch it with me and my wife. I’ve been looking forward to this movie for months, and I’ve been scrupulously avoiding any spoilage. I don’t need to give away … Continue reading

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The Hobbit Films

My wife and I finally caught up with the last of the Hobbit trilogy as expanded and filmed by Peter Jackson. Having read the book, I thought I might have some idea of how things were going to turn out, … Continue reading

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Recruiting

As some of you know, priest and/or seminary recruitment videos have been getting attention at dotCommonweal (here and here) among other places this week. Last month, I posted this video with no comments following. The Fr Barron critique got 163 … Continue reading

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Heroic Priesthood Redux

Check Cathleen Caveny’s review of the Robert Barron video Heroic Priesthood. I think there’s room to poke a bit at the assumptions of the piece, but the consistent tartness of the commentariat also left me wanting. I have a few … Continue reading

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