27th August 2015
The modus vivendi that Amy Schumer relates is ours, in one way or another, and while it will not win any prizes for beauty, perhaps there is always something like an honourable mention for sincerity.
27th July 2015
Witty and sharply observed, this film is thoughtful in the literal and best senses of the word. Its privileging of the imagination & attentiveness to emotional dynamics are wonderfully Ignatian.
23rd July 2015
Beatitudes on Film: Light bulb!
St Augustine tells us that ‘the children of God are peacemakers’ – how do the children of Gru in 'Despicable Me' help us to make sense of this idea?
10th July 2015
Very few people will watch Asif Kapadia's new documentary about the late Amy Winehouse without feeling somehow implicated in her downfall.
8th July 2015
Beatitudes on Film: Our adventure on Earth
Pardon the pun, but the way in which 'E.T.' speaks to the alienation that many children feel can help them to understand what it means to hunger and thirst for righteousness, says Tim Byron SJ.
2nd July 2015
Beatitudes on Film: A magical treasure hunt
Friday 18 June: Jesus's words in today's gospel will be very familiar to fans of Harry Potter! How can Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince aid our understanding of one of the Beatitudes?
12th June 2015
While there are many impressive set-pieces on display, with some genuinely nerve-shredding moments, there is also a distinct sense of reading the signs of the times, and even a hint of commentary on where the Western world is heading.
12th June 2015
Beatitudes on Film: Being the ‘bigger’ person
How can Hiro’s story in Disney's 'Big Hero 6' encourage children to be merciful and to recognise when mercy is shown to them, by God and by others?
4th June 2015
Beatitudes on Film: Love lifts us Up
Through the tears that inevitably flow during any viewing of this Oscar-winner, John Quinn finds an animated illustration of the solace offered to those who mourn and of the response that is required.
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