The Church meets pop culture for this podcast series of Advent reflections. Fr Peter Malone MSC relates 28 movies to the Gospel.
Following an Advent Calendar theme, one MP3 review is uploaded for each day of Advent.
A Civil Action (1998)
"The Gospel is highlighting the challenge, are we people who say: 'Oh yes Lord, I'll do exactly what you want' but then don't. Or are we people - which we are - who say: 'No I won't do that' but somehow something touches our hearts and of course we do what God wants us to do. A Civil Action sums up this Advent challenge."
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Fr Peter's review
A Civil Action - Review 40.50 kB
Background on the film can be found at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) .
Fr Peter Malone is a former president of SIGNIS - the World Catholic Association for Communication. He's a highly experienced film critic and author who has travelled the world watching, writing on and talking about movies. Since 1968, he's written reviews for a number of Catholic magazines and periodicals. He's also written many books on cinema including Films and Values, Movie Christs and Antichrists, Cinema Down Under and the excellent Lights, Camera, Faith (Movie Lectionary) series.