If the 1950's were the era of wholesome and mythical “Father Knows Best” images in the media, then the 1990's will probably be characterized by the all too common dysfunctional images of
The struggle of religious families to protect their children from the secularization of their culture is the theme of Hungarian writer and director Istvan Szabo’s latest film “Sunshine.” Based loosely on
Without the usual scenes of violence or sex portrayed in many current films, “The Straight Story” meanders through the corn fields of Iowa slowing down our pace and embracing our hearts.
In the unexpected compassion of others, we often find the solace we need to survive tragedy. But when that compassion continues in spite of great personal sacrifice, it becomes a
The sacramental nature of water has caught the attention of people around the world. From the baptisms of the West to the bath houses of the East, and the ritual baths of most areas
Embedded in a high school culture of vulgarity, drunkenness and sexually provocative scenes, “Varsity Blues” presents issues of love, loyalty, friendship, family and heroism. But the central
Most private citizens are thankful that their failures and sins are not front-page news. Unlike those in public life who are so often humiliated under the excuse of Free Speech, private citizens do
The fascination we have with death comes from our spiritual awareness that life goes on after death, that death is not the end. But this intuitive sense of our continuing existence is
Though the culture at large tries to convince us that the acquiring of money, sex and power will fulfill our longings and satisfy our souls, our artists know better. John McTiernan in his
It is difficult to portray the atrocities of war without making an offensive film. Violence, even when an intregal part of the plot, is disturbing and damaging to the human soul. “Three Kings” is
When American-born persons of Japanese descent were denied their rights and imprisoned in concentration camps during World War II, the vast majority of Americans were silent. The
“The Wild, Wild West” is mis-rated. Beginning with a decapitation scene, a sexual encounter between two obviously uncommitted persons and a brothel with vulgar innuendoes, the
Nothing hinders the creative process more than the demand that a person create on schedule. With bills to pay and theaters to fill, those whose livelihood depends upon their next creative
Like the storytellers of old whose fables created talking animals to teach the moral of the story, the modern story tellers of “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2”, create talking toys in a computer-
Death row is not where one would expect to find a life-affirming message. But this is not a usual film. With much of the same depth and strength of his earlier “Shawshank Redemption,” author Stephen King gives us a glimpse into the struggle of good and evil in the lives of prisoners on death row.
True to the genre of the “James Bond” films, the latest installment is both an adrenaline and hormone hit. But when Bond (Pierce Brosnan) fights temptation when he is offered the
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