Precious Blood (CPPS) Brother Antonio D. Sison is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, with a special research interest in theology and cinema studies. His latest book, The Sacred Foodways of Film: Theological Servings in 11 Food Films (Pickwick, 2016) explores the ways by which cinematic images of food nourish the theological imagination. Paying attention to “what the world is watching,” Br. Ton reviews noteworthy releases of global cinema for National Catholic Reporter.

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'Okja' is a romping tale with a social conscience

Movie review: In this tale of a lovable superpig, director Bong Joon Ho works his usual mojo, crisscrossing dark comedy, action/adventure, social satire and feel-good drama.

'After the Storm': Flawed humanity compassionately observed

Movie Review: It's refreshing to watch a film that doesn't try hard to win you with manipulative plot turns and cinematic artifice but simply presents a small story told by a filmmaker who is a compassionate observer.

'The Eagle Huntress' soars with possibility

Review: Getting a glimpse of Aisholpan’s family life, we begin to understand where her strength and confidence are rooted.

Repeat viewings of 'Departures' yield inspiration anew

In the Japanese film "Departures" directed by Yojiro Takita, life and death are two expressive movements of one musical piece.