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3 Reasons to Watch Woman on the Run

Even if you’re not a film noir fan, Woman on the Run (1950) deserves your attention. Yes, director Norman Foster’s movie is a mystery played out in a shadowy world of hardened crooks, hard-nosed detectives, and some eccentric characters. And it has an existential concern, as film noir movies often do. But Woman on the […]

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3 Reasons to Watch The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms 70 Years Later

Although Godzilla is more famous and still stars in the occasional movie, another prehistoric peril beat him to the punch.

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5 Key Moments from Crossfire (1947)

“Crossfire,” the 1947 film noir starring Robert Young as a detective investigating a hate crime, is engrossing and all too timely.

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Liturgical Year Star Trek

Why Star Trek: The Motion Picture Makes a Great Epiphany Movie

If you’re a science fiction fan looking for a great Epiphany movie, Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) should rank high on your list of films appropriate to the day.

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Watching Animated Batman 30 Years Late: “Christmas With the Joker” (S1E2)

Batman fans looking for holiday fare need look no further than “Christmas With the Joker,” the second episode produced of the classic animated Batman series.

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Advent Antiphons in a Sci-Fi Key: Emmanuel (December 23)

The end of “2001: A Space Odyssey” speaks to our desire for transcedence. Christ promises to help us not transcend but fully realize our humanity.

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Liturgical Year Movies Star Wars

Advent Antiphons in a Sci-Fi Key: Ruler of the Nations (December 22)

Where did all the aliens from the Star Wars prequels go by the time of the original trilogy? The answer has ramifications for us this Advent.

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Advent Antiphons in a Sci-Fi Key: Radiant Dawn (December 21)

The Lady Galadriel is a moving and meaningful image of divine grace, an image we need as we continue to walk in darkness today.

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Liturgical Year Star Trek

Advent Antiphons in a Sci-Fi Key: Key of David (December 20)

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine held viewers today accountable for working to make sure its vision of the future came to pass.

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Advent Antiphons in a Sci-Fi Key: Flower of Jesse (December 19)

The Fremen longed for their Kwisatz Haderach. God’s people longed, and long, for a Savior. Will we welcome the unexpected Savior we receive?