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Social Media As an Effect On and a Tool for the News Media

People, and particularly the young of society, include hanging out on social media outlets as part of their daily routine. It’s a cute way of sharing snapshots of what’s going on in one’s personal life. It can be a quick and easy way of getting ahold of a friend. In the past few months, Facebook (or Mark Zuckerburg at least) has particularly been featured under … Continue reading Social Media As an Effect On and a Tool for the News Media

The 4 Most Hilarious Moments in Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel’s character, as portrayed in the latest MCU film, is charismatic and bold, admirable and witty. Unfortunately, the acting of the character by Brie Larson falls too short for greatness. Larson’s acting in the emotional sequences was shallow and hard to take seriously. That said, the main character’s nature and the way she interacts with the other characters offer a prime picture of how … Continue reading The 4 Most Hilarious Moments in Captain Marvel

An Analysis of the Christian Short Film Parable (1964)

Parable is a 1964 short film from writer/director Rolf Forsberg. Apart from the intro narration, the film consists of no spoken dialogue, only music and some natural sounds. This is a parable about a clown of all people. It is a bizarre notion, and the clown’s actions are inexplicable and perhaps nonsensical at times. Culturally, clowns are either comical or terrifying. This one is neither. … Continue reading An Analysis of the Christian Short Film Parable (1964)

Tolkien (2019) Trailer #2 Reviewed

The second Tolkien trailer is out, and it feels much more like a trailer than its predecessor which seemed far too short. (You can read my thoughts about the earlier trailer here.) The second trailer, showing much of the same footage that was used in the previous trailer, seems to be depicting more of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s real-life story. Here’s a look at the … Continue reading Tolkien (2019) Trailer #2 Reviewed

The Stranger: An Outstanding Showcase of Orson Welles’ Acting (Film Review)

While the key mark Orson Welles made on the film industry is attached to Citizen Kane (1941), The Stranger (1946) is yet another fine exemplar of the man’s phenomenal acting talents. Citizen Kane is revered for its significance in cinematic storytelling and the history of the art. It was Welles’ role as director for that production which led to new principles of photography in regards … Continue reading The Stranger: An Outstanding Showcase of Orson Welles’ Acting (Film Review)

Thoughts This Ash Wednesday on the Cross, the Ashes, and Purifying the Mind

My brother Joe and I got to serve Mass this morning. Joe’s been serving pretty much daily for some time now. Meanwhile, I’ve been off at Benedictine College. But thankfully I’m on Spring break and had the opportunity to serve on our Lord’s altar with my brother. Because of the unique occasion of Ash Wednesday, Father decided to process up to the altar from the … Continue reading Thoughts This Ash Wednesday on the Cross, the Ashes, and Purifying the Mind

For Greater Glory: A Heart-Snagging Religious Story, a Terrific Film

Imagine a film with all the sweeping grandeur of the classic Ben-Hur added to the action-adventure thrill the likes of The Magnificent Seven. (I refer to both of the originals, not the remakes.) Throw in a splendid cast akin to the talents of any Steven Spielberg-quality production, and you simply have a humdinger of a film. And it’s a memorable and outstanding one at that. … Continue reading For Greater Glory: A Heart-Snagging Religious Story, a Terrific Film