4th February 2016
The truly authentic, Catholic response to this film, which won the 2016 Oscar for Best Picture, has to be: what can we – must we – learn from it?
26th January 2016
The Big Short
The Big Short succeeds in communicating its ponderous message, paradoxically, by not taking itself too seriously.
21st January 2016
The directing, cinematography and acting in this work of art are committed, brave and resourceful, which makes the burdensome weight of this film a considerable one for the audience to carry.
19th January 2016
In the wrong hands, this film could have been shallow and cynical. But it is a testament to the cast and crew that the underlying darkness never descends into sensationalism.This is a daring feat of raw, contained connection, eschewing visceral venom in favour of the eternal triumph of love.
11th January 2016
The Danish Girl
If the soul is always feminine in its relation to God what does this mean for approximately half the human population who are born into the bodies of men? How does this film suggest an answer to that?
24th November 2015
Bridge of Spies
The exchange depicted in this intelligent and well-written thriller, in which the tension relies on the integrity – or lack thereof – of the individuals. took place on 10 February 1962.
27th July 2015
Witty and sharply observed, this film is thoughtful in the literal and best senses of the word. Its privileging of the imagination & attentiveness to emotional dynamics are wonderfully Ignatian.
10th July 2015
Very few people will watch Asif Kapadia's new documentary about the late Amy Winehouse without feeling somehow implicated in her downfall.
21st May 2015
Mad Max: Fury Road
The key to enjoying this film is to accept it for the sensory spectacle that it is and be overwhelmed by that. You could even see it is as a call to arms: a warning of what could happen if humanity continues down its own selfish road of burning fossil fuels.
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