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Swords about the Cross

Book Reviews

Jun 19, 2006

By Joseph E. Rendini

Lepanto, by G.K. ChestertonWith Explanatory Notes and CommentaryEdited by Dale Ahlquist (American Chesterton Society, Minneapolis, 2003)$11.95 at www.chesterton.org <http://www.chesterton.org> “People... Read more

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The Da Vinci Code

Movie Reviews

May 25, 2006

By Hilary Rowe

First, I admit that I have never read Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, nor have I ever been tempted... Read more

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Movie Review-May 12

Movie Reviews

May 12, 2006

By Hilary Rowe

Akeelah and the Bee Read more

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United 93

Movie Reviews

May 12, 2006

By Hilary Rowe

I will admit that I approached United 93 with serious skepticism. I expected this reenactment of the September 11, 2001 terrorist... Read more

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With Friends Like These

Book Reviews

May 9, 2006

By Joseph E. Rendini

Without Roots: The West, Relativism and Islamby Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (now Benedict XVI) and Marcello Pera, trans. by  Michael F.... Read more

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Take the Lead

Movie Reviews

Apr 25, 2006

By Hilary Rowe

Despite being a predictable film in the “noble-teacher-takes-on-delinquent-students” genre, Take the Lead is a film of impressive character, advocating chivalry,... Read more

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Thank You for Smoking

Movie Reviews

Apr 25, 2006

By Hilary Rowe

Jason Reitman's satirical comedy follows the work of its lead character, Nick Naylor, a talented spokesman for big tobacco.  Nick... Read more

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Movie Review

Movie Reviews

Apr 5, 2006

By Hilary Rowe

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Read more

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The Best Book of All – The Good Samaritan

Book Reviews

Apr 3, 2006

By Joseph E. Rendini

Despite the ubiquity of "best sellers," my experience is that only a minority of people – perhaps a small minority... Read more

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Movie Review- March 20th

Movie Reviews

Mar 20, 2006

By Hilary Rowe

V for Vendetta Read more

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Crash

Movie Reviews

Feb 22, 2006

By Hilary Rowe

Being a film enthusiast by nature and by education, you can imagine how disappointed I was at the announcement of... Read more

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The Great Mystery

Book Reviews

Feb 8, 2006

By Joseph E. Rendini

“Male and Female He Created Them”: On Marriage and the Family, by Jorge Cardinal Medina Estevez (Ignatius Press, San Francisco,... Read more

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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