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August 1, 2020

A Prayerful Reflection
with the Movie Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit, directed by Taika Waititi, is a challenging film on many levels.

Winner of the Academy Award this year for Best Adapted Screenplay (and nominated in five other categories) and winner of the People’s Choice Award at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, it has also been called “bland and misjudged” (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian) – and that would be one of the milder criticisms.… More

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Praying with the Movies – Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri

Directed by Martin McDonagh

Find the Key to the Human Heart

The poet William Blake (1770-1820) wrote "We see through our eyes, not with our eyes. We see with our vision - the power of our imagination."

Blake could not have had the films of Director Martin McDonagh in mind when he wrote those words, but they are certainly apposite to McDonagh's most recent movie, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.… More

Praying with Movies – Denial

Directed by Mick Jackson

‘The difference between facts,
opinions and lies’

There are inherent challenges, and difficulties, in making a film about an overwhelmingly significant event still very much alive in the memories of people. One such challenge is that the event itself can become trivialised with depth of content sacrificed for entertainment purposes.… More

I, Daniel Blake

Directed by Ken Loach

A Marist Perspective

At first sight there may not appear to be a great deal in common between director Ken Loach’s powerful latest movie, set in Newcastle in England, and the early Marist missions in the Bugey region of France. … More

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