'Starred Up' depicts a world of violence, disrespect and struggle in the extreme. In reality, a prison wing is a surprisingly ordinary place where friendship, love and fear can all be found.
The film is based on the true story of James Hunt & Niki Lauda's rivalry in the 1976 Formula One World Championship. Even the roar of 12 cylinder engines is never quite enough to drown out the scythe-rattling of leering death, and the result is an exhilarating and honest tale.
The so-called ‘Before’ trilogy follows the intense relationship between American Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Parisian Celine (Julie Delpy.) A regular nine year gap has separated each of the films.
The original text transfers with surprising ease to the 21st century, and while the gravitas that comes with a period setting might be missing, the breeziness that we find in its place is charming.
Like all great hero stories, including many from the Old Testament, we follow the journey of a central character who is wronged and is called to save his people from a powerful enemy.
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.
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
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?
In 2010, Xavier Beauvois directed the extraordinary and powerful 'Of Gods and Men', in which Niall Keenan sees moving and challenging examples of courageous choices.
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