Film & Television
Every year Valentine’s Day brings new lists of top romantic movies, often with many titles recycled from previous lists—some deservedly so (Casablanca, The Princess Bride, Groundhog Day), others less so in my book (Titanic, The Notebook, …
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 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.