Tim Breen, SJ Apr 22, 2021 Film, Pop Culture, TV ~ Approx 5 mins
Oscar nominee “Nomadland” uses van-dwellers to give us an honest view of what it’s like to carry around grief and loss. It also provides a good reminder in this Easter season that grief and loss are not the end of the story.
Tim Breen, SJ Jan 21, 2021 Film, Pop Culture, Spirituality ~ Approx 5 mins
The newest pixar movie, Soul, raises the question about each person’s purpose. It deals especially with the question many of us ask ourselves, “what if I choose the wrong thing?”
Brendan Gottschall, SJ Dec 8, 2020 Film, Pop Culture ~ Approx 4 mins
Netflix drama “Hillbilly Elegy” has received criticism for its portrayal of rural poverty in the US, while the Korean poverty-themed film, “Parasite,” won the Academy Award for Best Picture. What’s the difference between the two?
Mike Martinez, SJ Oct 23, 2020 Discerning the Culture, Film, Pop Culture, Social Media, TV ~ Approx 7 mins
In a time where screens, digital streaming services and social media consumption seem to be the “daily bread”, is there a way to ensure we are discovering God in all of it? This new series gives some practical tips to discern God’s voice in the culture. This edition is part one of how to discern God’s voice in movies and TV shows.
Ian Peoples Oct 9, 2020 Film, Justice, Pop Culture, Science & Technology, Social Media, Topics ~ Approx 3 mins
Netflix’s new documentary “The Social Dilemma” paints a scary picture of how the tech industry, particularly social media, is having severe negative effects on society. And the lack of objective truth is the cause.
Ángel Flores, SJ Sep 1, 2020 Current Events, Film, In the News, Justice, Pop Culture, Race, Sports, Topics ~ Approx 4 mins
Black Panther fans around the world were saddened to learn of the death of 43-year-old actor Chadwick Boseman last week. He played in several iconic roles, and in each of these films Boseman portrayed a dignity that he carried with him offscreen.