Reviews

History creates Oscar bait

By Nevil Gibson | February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Movies “based on actual events” are often sure bets in the annual Hollywood awards season.

Churchill at his finest

By Nevil Gibson | February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

From his role as British naval secretary during the ill-fated Gallipoli landings, his leadership in World War II to the partition of India in 1947, Sir Winston Churchill has been the predominant personality among this year’s films.

Valuable resources to help us grow in personal prayer

By Rowena Orejana | December 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

PRAYING ON EMPTY: A Guide to Rediscovering Your Prayerful Self by Mary Kathleen Glavich, SND. TwentyThird Publications (New London, Connecticut, 2017). 104 pp., US$12.95. THE TRANSFORMED HEART: Spirituality, Religion and the Struggle for Integrity by Tom Zanzig. Orbis Books (Maryknoll, New York, 2017). 228 pp., US$25. Reviewed by DANIEL S. … Read More about Valuable resources to help us grow in personal prayer

Greek myth inspires thriller

By Nevil Gibson | December 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The French theory of “auteurism” has proved a valuable way to view and analyse films. Though it originated in France as far back as the late 1940s, it has been constantly updated.

Fans of Jesuit author will find surprises in collection of his works

By Catholic News Service | November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

JAMES MARTIN: Essential Writings, selected and with an introduction by James T. Keane. Orbis Books (Maryknoll, New York, 2017). 245 pp., US$22. Reviewed by MITCH FINLEY (CNS)

Monk’s mission at summit

By Nevil Gibson | November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The global political agenda each year is studded with summits of world leaders. Some are more interesting than others, depending on which issues are topical at the time.