Tag Archive: movie reviews

Beauty and the Beast: Modern Disney vs. Classic Disney

“What kind of depth would be imparted to the characters, as told to a modern audience? What new spin would be placed on a ‘tale as old as time’?”

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Jesus of Nazareth: Easter Classic Is Still Better Than Creepy Robots

“First released in time for Easter back in 1977, Franco Zeffirelli’s epic miniseries Jesus of Nazareth was a staple of American television for years…”

Imperiling Empowerment: An Analysis of “Let It Go” in Disney’s “Frozen”

“‘Let It Go’ informs the audience of the evil and the despair that Elsa has the potential to fall into, while keeping her a completely sympathetic character…”

Rogue One: What We Lose When ‘Star Wars’ Goes to the Dark Side

“Rogue One isn’t just a different sort of story than the original Star Wars films, or even just a story in a different genre. It is a story set in a different moral universe…”

“There’ll Be Whales Here!”: Star Trek IV-The Voyage Home-30 Years Later

“I think it brilliantly balanced the things I love best about Star Trek—characters and relationships, humor, adventure, and compelling commentary on important issues of our time…”

Faith and Fantasy: Tolkien the Catholic, The Lord of the Rings, and Peter Jackson’s Film Trilogy

“The Lord of the Rings film trilogy is an extraordinary cinematic tribute to a great work of Catholic imagination…”

Romance Lives: A Movie Review of “The Phantom”

“The Phantom stands against both the ‘old guard’ of evil and its self-proclaimed ‘new guard’…”

Pax et Bonum: A Movie Review of “Francis of Assisi”

“While many of Assisi’s prominent citizens dismiss him as a lunatic, he begins to draw a following among those who seek to live the rule of total poverty in the spirit and service of Christ.”