Category Archives: Movie Reviews

A Convert on the Catholic Ethos

I was not raised in the faith.  Neither in the Western tradition nor in the Byzantine tradition which I now follow primarily.  Sometimes I thank God for this.  Considering the abysmal state of catechesis and religious education in the modern … Continue reading

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David Lynch’s Great Santini (SPOILERS)

(WARNING!!!  What follows may contain spoilers for the television series Twin Peaks and for the films The Great Santini and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.  To read would be to rob yourself of one of life’s greatest pleasures, i.e., NOT knowing who … Continue reading

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Fire Walk with Me, Over and Over Again

Since I last wrote about Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me nearly a year ago, I’ve rewatched it somewhere around ten times.  Needless to say this film is an unhealthy obsession of mine.  I can’t think of another movie I’ve ever … Continue reading

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The Mystery and Manners of Cinema

Film being the most incarnational of all the arts, it is therefore the most Sacramental. It involves both sight and hearing, as well as our intellect, our emotions, and even to a certain extent our will. Continue reading

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The Saddest Movie I’ve Ever Seen (SPOILERS)

TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME Let us contemplate that word: sad . . . Think how often we use it.  Think how often we use it incorrectly.  We use it to mean anything but sad most of the time. … Continue reading

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