Movie Reviews


By Hilary Rowe

Released in the United States the fall of 2005, this simple and charming comedy-drama is now available on DVD.  An unassuming and unexpected film... (Read more)
In an article entitled, “The Secret of Twilight,” the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano reviewed the first of the Twilight movies. The film... (Read more)

Truth, Drama and a Film That Really Matters

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

Many Catholics will remember Steve McEveety for his work as producer on The Passion of the Christ. Married, the father of four and serious about... (Read more)

Star Trek (2009)

By Hilary Rowe

Let me begin by saying that I have never seen an episode of any Star Trek television series.  Nor had I seen a Star Trek movie until J.J. Abrams’s... (Read more)

The Soloist

By Hilary Rowe

Joe Wright is quickly becoming one of my favorite directors. I fell in love with his 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice, and, although I have yet... (Read more)
Sometimes the best messages can come from the most unlikely sources.   A good example is “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.”   The... (Read more)

I Love You, Man

By Hilary Rowe

I don’t get to the movies very often these days. So, it is especially disappointing to waste my time on an artistically and morally bankrupt film... (Read more)

Slumdog Millionaire

By Hilary Rowe

A rare word-of-mouth phenomenon, Slumdog Millionaire has captured the nation’s attention in the last few months. To me, the most impressive feat... (Read more)


By Hilary Rowe

Based on the trailer for writer/director John Patrick Shanley’s recent film, I expected Doubt to be a predictable cheap shot at the Catholic... (Read more)

Gran Torino

By Joan Frawley Desmond

During the post-Vatican II push for more "relevant" religion classes, students in my high school "Theology of the Film" course trooped off to see... (Read more)

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