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 Advent.
At First Sight (1999)
"His girlfriend wants him to be healed and so, in a sense, she forces an operation on him so that he can regain his sight - something he didn't ask for. And while it's temporarily successful, it ultimately fails. I thought the film's a wonderful illustration, not just of healing, but it's requesting the person, in Jesus's words, 'what would you have me do for you?' - that's why I think it's a wonderful film for illustrating that particular Gospel theme."
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Fr Peter's review
At First Sight - Review 43.00 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.