Movie review Archives - Page 3 of 7 - Crux



  • 'Stations of the Cross': When faith goes wrong

    'Stations of the Cross': When faith goes wrong

      yes

    • Jan 1, 2016

    “Stations of the Cross” is streaming via Netflix and available on DVD or Blu-Ray or for rent or purchase via Amazon Video. Dietrich Brüggemann’s “Stations of the Cross” opens with a catechism class, a small group of confirmation candidates being instructed by a young priest (Florian Stetter). The writing is

  • The myth and magic of 'Star Wars': Is it over?

    The myth and magic of 'Star Wars': Is it over?

      yes

    • Dec 18, 2015

    If the “Star Wars” juggernaut survived the widely disappointing prequel trilogy — not to mention controversy over the sometimes unpopular “Special Edition” revisions, most notoriously the “Han shot first” debate — can anything kill it? By the most empirical of measures, it doesn’t look like it. From another angle, one

  • DreamWorks’ animated Torah

    DreamWorks’ animated Torah

    • Dec 11, 2015

    Alongside the Advent wreath, in some parishes and households, is a second Advent symbol marking progress toward Christmas, a “Jesse tree.” (We have one and have used it for many years in Advent devotions with our children.) The Advent Jesse tree is a contemporary phenomenon with a number of older

  • Review: ‘Christmas, Again,’ about holiday loneliness

    Review: ‘Christmas, Again,’ about holiday loneliness

    • Dec 4, 2015

    Noel (Kentucker Audley), the appropriately named protagonist of “Christmas, Again,” approaches the holiday season more as he would a duty than an occasion for good cheer. For a brief period each year, he ventures from upstate New York to Greenpoint, Brooklyn, to sell Christmas trees. He stands stoically while customers

    By nyt
  • 'A Very Murray Christmas':  A holiday special for the disillusioned

    'A Very Murray Christmas': A holiday special for the disillusioned

      yes

    • Dec 4, 2015

    “A Very Murray Christmas” premieres Friday on Netflix. In “The Judy Garland Christmas Show” of 1963, an early example of what soon became a genre, Garland has a duet with Mel Tormé. They sing “The Christmas Song,” which Tormé wrote with Bob Wells. The song, with its evocative opening line

    By nyt
  • The priest, the student, and the swastika

    The priest, the student, and the swastika

      yes

    • Nov 6, 2015

    “The Ninth Day” is newly available on North American DVD via Ignatius Press. It comes with a 16-page full-color booklet with my 2004 review of the film and my interview with the director, Volker Schlöndorff. “Sophie Scholl: The Final Days” is available on Blu-ray/DVD. In the cultural upheaval following the

Most Read

Latest Stories