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  • Animation and the cultures of life and death

    Animation and the cultures of life and death

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    • Mar 11, 2016

    “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” That famous maxim of Dr. Seuss’s high-minded elephant Horton, hero of “Horton Hears a Who!” and “Horton Hatches the Egg,” has long been claimed by pro-lifers. It’s graced countless handmade signs at pro-life demonstrations, appeared on T-shirts, been sig quoted in e-mails

  • Silent rage against the machine: 'Metropolis' and 'Modern Times'

    Silent rage against the machine: 'Metropolis' and 'Modern Times'

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    • Mar 4, 2016

    “The Complete Metropolis” and “Modern Times” are available on Blu-ray from, respectively, Kino Lorber and The Criterion Collection. They are also both available streaming from Amazon. This Sunday, March 6, marks the 89th anniversary of the opening of Fritz Lang’s German Expressionist epic “Metropolis” (1927) in New York City. Almost

  • Praying with Carmelites: 'No Greater Love'

    Praying with Carmelites: 'No Greater Love'

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    • Feb 12, 2016

    “No Greater Love” is available on DVD from Ignatius Press and can be purchased via Amazon. At St. Charles Square in North Kensington, in west London’s trendy Notting Hill neighborhood, is an outpost of Mount Carmel: the Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity, home of a cloistered community of Discalced

  • Priests, religious, and the Oscars

    Priests, religious, and the Oscars

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    • Jan 29, 2016

    Two of this year’s eight best picture Academy Award nominees, “Spotlight” and “Brooklyn,” present dramatically different depictions of Catholic clergy — although neither gives a clerical character more than a few minutes of screen time. “Spotlight” paints a sickening picture of clerical predators protected from prosecution and shuffled from parish

  • Abortion, the sanctity of life, and movies

    Abortion, the sanctity of life, and movies

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    • Jan 22, 2016

    Forty-three years after Roe v. Wade, Americans remain about as deeply conflicted over abortion as ever. The popularity of the labels “pro-life” and “pro-choice” wax and wane, according to polls, but even “pro-choice” Americans generally support abortion only up to a point — typically not beyond the first trimester. The

  • Good Denzel, bad Denzel: 'Malcolm X'

    Good Denzel, bad Denzel: 'Malcolm X'

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    • Jan 8, 2016

    “Malcolm X” is newly streaming on HBO Now; it is also available streaming via Amazon. “Training Day” is newly streaming on Netflix. Denzel Washington received his first Oscar nomination for a leading role in Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X” (1992), but lost to Al Pacino in “Scent of a Woman.” (Many

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