Precious Blood (CPPS) Br. Antonio D. Sison is associate professor of systematic theology at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, with a special research interest in global audiovisual culture. His 2016 book, The Sacred Foodways of Film: Theological Servings in 11 Food Films (Pickwick) explores the ways by which cinematic images of food nourish the theological imagination. Paying attention to "what the world is watching," Brother Ton reviews noteworthy releases of global cinema for National Catholic Reporter. He is the author of the upcoming book The Art of Indigenous Inculturation (Orbis Books, Spring 2021).

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In Guatemalan film 'La Llorona,' the horror is closer to home

Film review: In Jayro Bustamante's sophisticated storytelling, the real horror seethes and bubbles, be it ever so gradually, in the heart of darkness of a male monster-figure who is to blame for countless crimes against humanity. Real life is not far away.

Documentary 'maɬni' is a meditative immersion in Chinook Indian worldview

Movie review: Oneness with earth, water and sky is an audiovisual motif that runs throughout "maɬni — towards the ocean, towards the shore," raising a subversive mirror to our consumerist culture.

In 'Yellow Rose,' an undocumented Filipina sings for her American dream

Review: Diane Paragas' musical-drama feature "Yellow Rose" succeeds in telling a familiar immigrant story in an original way, but Filipino culture could have shone through more.

The transcendent music of Ennio Morricone

Appreciation: In 1968, Ennio Morricone scaled back on his other composing assignments to dedicate his lifework to cinema. His music, so wedded with the unfolding visual story, has become iconic.