Category: Reviews

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Sacraments in “The Irishman” (USA, 2019)

Rites and rituals play a crucial role in Martin Scorsese‘s The Irishman. Significant screentime was devoted to formal religious sacraments such as baptisms, weddings, last rites and funerals. These were the occasions where the...

Echo of the Mountain (Variety film review)

From Variety Long fascinated by indigenous Huichol culture, noted Mexican documentary/features helmer Nicolas Echevarria (“Cabeza de Vaca”) turns his artistically sensitive, respectful eye toward master muralist Santos de la Torre in the beautifully made if...

The Master – Review

Excerpts from Allie Tollaksen‘s review at the The Observer, a student-run, newspaper serving Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s: … many assumed the film was a thinly-veiled history of a religion or a condemnation of...

Snowpiercer vs. The Giver (1More Film Blog)

Kenneth R. Morefield compares the two recent movies. The more heavily the ideological deck is stacked in a film, the more the viewer is forced into a passive role. Rather than being invited to...