Reviews

Marvel wins the double

By Nevil Gibson | June 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Box office success can never be guaranteed, even for blockbusters, but a lot of hype helps.

Tweeting with God – unpacking tradition in a modern way

By NZ Catholic Staff | April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

TWEETING WITH GOD by Fr Michel Remery. (Freedom Publishing Books, Melbourne, 2017). 432pp $39.00AUD (Manual $19.95AUD 56pp) Reviewed by Sr SIAN OWEN, RSJ

Director’s sensitive look back home

By Nevil Gibson | April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The theatricality of the Catholic liturgy is a natural lure for filmmakers, whether their intentions are honourable or subversive.

Protecting children from pornography

By NZ Catholic Staff | March 20, 2018 | 1 Comment

EVERY PARENT’S BATTLE: A Family Guide to Resisting Pornography by Dan S. Spencer III. Our Sunday Visitor Publishing (Huntington, Indiana, 2017). 175 pp., $14.95. Reviewed by DANIEL MULHALL.

Oscar hopefuls aren’t all the best

By Nevil Gibson | March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

The nine nominations for best motion picture in the Hollywood Academy Awards don’t tell the full story of last year’s viewing. The same applies to the Baftas, the British equivalent of the Oscars.

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.