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Brokeback Mountain

Movie Reviews

Feb 8, 2006

By Hilary Rowe

Until now, I have done my best to avoid entering the debate about Ang Lee's newest film Brokeback Mountain.  However,... Read more

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Tristan & Isolde

Movie Reviews

Jan 16, 2006

By Hilary Rowe

Never tired of successful genres, Hollywood has again brought us that classic combination of historical war epic and doomed romance... Read more

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Memoirs of a Geisha

Movie Reviews

Jan 16, 2006

By Hilary Rowe

Few directors enjoy a debut like Rob Marshall's 2002 film Chicago, popular among critics and movie fans of all circles. ... Read more

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Movie Reviews

Jan 4, 2006

By Hilary Rowe

C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia stories have previously been adapted for the screen, most notably in the late 1980s... Read more

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The Family Stone

Movie Reviews

Jan 4, 2006

By Hilary Rowe

This holiday film tells the story of a family with five children reuniting for Christmas.  The oldest son, played predictably... Read more

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Esto Vir! – Be a Man!

Book Reviews

Nov 29, 2005

By Joseph E. Rendini

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Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Movie Reviews

Nov 9, 2005

By Hilary Rowe

Following three successful short films, the clever claymation comedy duo Wallace and Gromit have ventured into feature-length territory. Despite the... Read more

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Old Books, Old Movies

Book Reviews

Oct 24, 2005

By Joseph E. Rendini

Rather than a book, I am going to discuss some old feature films in this column. Most of these films... Read more

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Sursum Corda!

Book Reviews

Sep 20, 2005

By Joseph E. Rendini

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Truth or Consequences

Book Reviews

Sep 1, 2005

By Joseph E. Rendini

Abuse of Language, Abuse of Power,  Read more

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A Strong Defense

Book Reviews

Aug 23, 2005

By Stephen Weisenbach

The past decade has seen a boom in resources relating to the field of apologetics, or defense of the Catholic/Christian... Read more

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Highway to Heaven

Book Reviews

Aug 17, 2005

By Stephen Weisenbach

Most Catholics are quite familiar with prayer books. These compilations of what are known as vocal prayers are common and... Read more

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The Meaning of Life

Book Reviews

Jan 5, 2005

By Joseph E. Rendini

Man’s Search for Meaning: An Introduction to Logotherapy Read more