If a three-word summary of 'A Single Man' were ever needed, then it would hardly be possible to do better than to borrow the title, and with it much of the sentiment of C.S. Lewis' 'A Grief Observed'.
The stories one hears from those who actually met Mandela, who was born on 18 July 1918, match the portrait painted in this movie.
Avatar is a film that could only ever work on the big screen. Its landscapes and the cleverly constructed creatures are little animated gems. Fortunately for Cameron they just about save the film from some pretty bland dialogue, which would otherwise just be a film about human greed that costs £300 million to make.
Richard Linklater is one of the few directors able to maintain parallel careers as an alternative and mainstream artist. Me and Orson Welles is a clear attempt to capture a larger audience.
Not all miracles are dramatic and visible; some simply heal and enlarge the soul, and with it humanity. This film is on a scale too small to tackle the theme it sets itself.
At one point, Professor Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) makes a passing reference to the conflict between the light and the darkness, with just a hint of John 1: 5.
Looking for Eric is a film about relationships and about how the past can overshadow the present. It depicts the loss of control, and, ultimately, the redemption and recovery of a man who is sinking.
Professor X (Xavier) is the most Ignatian of superheroes. His leadership style is unmistakable; he constantly emphasises the beauty and value of all people as individuals.
The Age of Stupid challenges us that we have until 2015 to make proper change, before we reach the tipping point. It makes this call to goodness from a secular perspective. As members of God’s Church we are twice called to be leaders.
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