“Avengers: Endgame” brings a satisfying conclusion to the 22 movies from Marvel Studios over the last eleven years. Confronting the evil of Thanos, all of the Avengers, including Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man, struggle with their motivations as they move from heartbreak to hope. The film is less about “how” the heroes will defeat Thanos, and more about the “why” that motivates them all.
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Predictions for “Avengers: Endgame”
Marvel Studios will release “Avengers: Endgame” on April 26th, and everyone wants to know: what is coming? Superheroes, from Iron Man and Captain America to Black Panther and Captain Marvel, teach us about humanity and the ethics behind our actions. So how will the conclusion of this phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe play out? Here are three theories that would provide meaningful insights into our own humanity.
“Unplanned” and a Better Abortion Debate
Want to change people’s minds on abortion? Change how you change their minds.
From #OscarsSoWhite to “Green Book”: Lessons for the Catholic Church
After backlash at the Oscars, this year’s Academy Awards featured diversity in presenter, nominees, and winners. Meanwhile, the Catholic Church held a historic summit at the Vatican on the sex abuse crisis. Are these signs of real change?
The Annihilation of Original Sin
Sin, the horror of chance, and maybe a little hope in “Annihilation,” a book by Jeff VanderMeer. Made into a film by Alex Garland starring Natalie Portman and Oscar Isaac. Currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
Religion & Love in “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Unplanned pregnancy. Family reactions. This Oscar-worthy movie looks at the gray areas of life.
“They Shall Not Grow Old”: Comrades Through Time
An intimate and personal WWI documentary from “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson.
“Men in Black” and Ignatian Spirituality
How a 21-year old movie is helping one high school teacher practice Ignatian Spirituality.
“Roma”: An Invitation Into Our Memory
Netflix film “Roma”: Oscar-worthy and Ignatian
Enchanting Evil in “The Crimes of Grindelwald”
A terrifying villain. The false spirit. How does evil lure us with its lies?