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Watching ‘Belfast’ in Belfast

February 9, 2022

BRENDAN McMANUS :: Kenneth Branagh's film 'Belfast' has much to recommend it, but it does not illuminate much with regard to the Troubles.

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The Devil wears Prada: an Ignatian perspective

November 15, 2019

BRENDAN McMANUS :: The promise of glamour and prestige in the ruthless fashion industry brings the protagonist to an 'Ignatian moment' of facing the truth and making a choice

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Three chords and the truth

October 9, 2019

BRENDAN McMANUS  :: A review of 'Wild Rose', the 'redemption story' of a country music singer.

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Film review: Blinded by the light

September 9, 2019

BRENDAN McMANUS :: Review of 'Blinded by the light', a gem of a movie in which Javed, a Pakistani boy growing up in Thatcher's Britain, turns for meaning to the...

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Review of Spotlight

March 24, 2016

Best Oscar this year went to 'Spotlight', the story of the Boston Globe's investigation into child sex-abuse in the Church in Boston. Brendan Staunton SJ reviews it here.

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REVIEW: The Avengers: Age of Ultron

May 6, 2015

FILM REVIEW FROM AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC OFFICE FOR FILM AND BROADCASTING :: This recent release is an entertaining, worthy successor to the Marvel Avenger movies that have preceded it

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Review: Cinderella

April 2, 2015

FILM REVIEW FROM AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC OFFICE FOR FILM AND BROADCASTING :: This version of Cinderella is one of great charm, a pleasure to watch, entertaining and often funny, with some...

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Review: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

March 20, 2015

FILM REVIEW FROM AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC OFFICE FOR FILM AND BROADCASTING :: This sequel to the very successful 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' (2011) is just as charming as the original. It...

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