From the moment A Quiet Place began, I was on edge — even holding my breath a little. I was afraid the characters would make a sound, which would put their lives in danger. To create this kind of tension — coiled expectation — from the…
How the life of Jesus inspired filmmakers to push artistic frontiers at the dawn of the cinema age
Watching The Witch with Catholic eyes
Celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, the Vatican film list honoree Grand Illusion is a nostalgic reminder for our divisive times of all we stand to lose if we lose sight of what we have in common.
Editor’s Note: Last fall, the beloved Cleveland Indians of longtime Catholic Digest columnist Sean Patrick lost the World Series in a heartbreaking seventh game to the Chicago Cubs. It was an improbable matchup for two franchises accustomed…
Thoughts on La La Land
Why the new Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and Pete’s Dragon movies actually improve on the earlier films — and why the upcoming Beauty and the Beast might not
Honored on the Vatican film list in the "Art" category, Luchino Visconti's The Leopard is a monumental, melancholy epic to a bygone era.
Celebrating its 15th anniversary with special screenings on December 4 and 5, Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar winner Spirited Away exemplifies the filmmaker’s commitment to re-enchanting the world.
23 years old this November, Academy Award winner and Vatican film list honoree Schindler’s List remains an indispensable exploration of modernity’s most iconic evil … and the possibility of goodness in the worst of times.