Dermot Preston SJ, Provincial of the Jesuits in Britain, pays tribute to the late film critic Rogert Ebert, praising his honesty and his insight when it came not only to films but to faith as well.
Gemma Simmonds CJ describes how a unique installation on the River Thames in the summer of 2012 was a prime example of the transformative power of poetry.
Quentin de la Bédoyère has chosen Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut, Quartet, as the ideal film through which to explore the next of our ‘Virtues on Film’: caritas
‘A scientist leaning over her computer pondering experimental results; an artist poised, brush in hand, at his canvas; a woman sitting in prayer making the Spiritual Exercises: what do these three have in common?’ Rob Marsh SJ explores what it means to ‘imagine faithfully’, as the scientist, the artist and the woman in prayer are all doing. If imagination is the mediator between idea and reality, how does it relate to faith?
This Oscar-nominated film's inter-linked storylines, based on real events, highlight a question: is 'doing justice' the same as 'being just'?
How does 'Call the Midwife' present a model of mission and incarnational theology, where the gritty reality of life reveals the true nature of God, humanity and love?
The lyrics of the 'simple but haunting cowboy ballad' that is heard throughout 'High Noon' express a plea that is at the heart of the virtue of faith: 'Do not forsake me, O my darlin'.'
The author of Finding God in the Dark – Taking the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius to the Movies, John Pungente SJ, offers his take on many of the films that won at the 2013 Academy Awards. What does he consider to be the most interesting films of 2012?
Simon Potter’s quest to find an example of prudence on the big screen took him to far-off worlds. He describes how that virtue is a prominent feature of the voyages of the USS Enterprise.
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