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  • ‘Bicycle Thieves’ and true poverty

    ‘Bicycle Thieves’ and true poverty


    • Mar 31, 2016

    One of the 45 films of the 1995 Vatican film list in the “Values” category, “Bicycle Thieves” (1948) is new on Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection. The enduring power of Vittorio De Sica’s heartbreaking Italian neorealist classic “Bicycle Thieves” (originally released in the US as “The Bicycle Thief”) lies in

  • 'That’s a crucifixion!'

    'That’s a crucifixion!'


    • Mar 25, 2016

    Some people think the Crucifixion only took place on Calvary. They better wise up! Taking Joey Doyle’s life to stop him from testifying is a crucifixion. And dropping a sling on Kayo Dugan because he was ready to spill his guts tomorrow, that’s a crucifixion. And every time the Mob

  • Best Picture nominee 'Brooklyn' is a rare gem about ordinary life

    Best Picture nominee 'Brooklyn' is a rare gem about ordinary life


    • Mar 18, 2016

    “Brooklyn” is new this week on Blu-ray and DVD. “Brooklyn” is what seems like an increasingly rare gift: a film about the drama and discovery of an ordinary human life: about love and loss, sorrow and self-discovery, in a story that for once is not overshadowed by some deep injustice

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