Film & Television


  • Critiquing the Culture of Death

    by Steven D. Greydanus

    The word utopia was coined by St. Thomas More in his book of that name—an important and enigmatic work of fiction and political philosophy generally understood as some sort of satire.   The term seems to be a Latin pun: It is used in the sense of … read more

  • Marriage At the Movies

    by Lori Hadacek Chaplin

    I wanted to share with Catholic Digest readers that there’s a powerful new movie coming to theaters September 26th called The Song. It’s a breath of fresh air to finally see a Christian movie that cares about art as much… read more

  • Stop-Motion Macabre

    by Steven D. Greydanus

    The Boxtrolls (in theaters September 26) is the latest macabre stop-motion animated tale from Laika, the studio behind Coraline and ParaNorman.   Stop-motion animation—which, unlike computer animation and traditional … read more

  • A Dialogue with Real Guy Ray Liotta

    by Susie Lloyd

    Ray Liotta avoids typecasting in art as well as in life. He’s an on-screen maniac who says he can’t imagine hurting someone in real life. He’s won acclaim for playing menacing characters in Goodfellas and Unlawful Entry as well as pop … read more

  • Hollywood After September 11, 2001

    by Steven D. Greydanus

    The shadow of September 11, 2001, over Hollywood still lingers. Not that the attacks themselves, or their impact on those most affected, were ever a notable topic in popular Hollywood entertainments. But the trauma of that day of infamy and the weeks… read more

  • Code for Living

    by Daria Sockey

    Harry Connick Jr. talks about his faith, being a dad, and his recent role in Dolphin Tale 2   Before Pope Benedict XVI’s 2008 Mass at Yankee Stadium, Harry Connick Jr. performed at the pre-Mass concert. At one point he quipped, “Folks ask me if… read more

  • Where The Game Stands Tall

    by Lori Hadacek Chaplin

    Actor Jim Caviezel—best-known for portraying Jesus in the movie The Passion of The Christ, and for his hit TV show Person of Interest—has a praiseworthy new movie coming out in August 2014: When the Game Stands Tall. Based on the book … read more

  • The Trouble With Angels

    by Steven D. Greydanus

    Ask ten people to pick their favorite movie angel, and most will pick Clarence from It’s a Wonderful Life. Frank Capra’s beloved Christmas film is a true classic…but of course … read more

  • Our Lady of Fatima at the Movies

    by Steven D. Greydanus

    May is the Month of Mary, and May 13 is the memorial day of Our Lady of Fátima. On this day in 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot in St. Peter’s Square, and he ascribed his survival to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, linking… read more

  • Top Ten Superhero Movies

    by Steven D. Greydanus

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier, in theaters April 4, is the latest installment in the current glut of superhero movies that shows no signs of slowing down. A lifelong comic-book geek myself, I don’t mind acknowledging some genre fatigue&mdash… read more