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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Awe, humility, hope await in 'A Space Odyssey'

Review: A film of such symbolic and visceral power as "2001: A Space Odyssey" invites various interpretations, like a prism you can turn at different angles, each revealing a new facet.

For the Asian-American community, 'Crazy Rich Asians' is the gift of an open door

Movie review: As an Asian-American myself, watching "Crazy Rich Asians" unfold on the big screen was an uplifting experience, as though Hollywood, on this rare instance, became an Asian mirror, reflecting familiar faces from a long-ignored family album.

'Brimstone & Glory' documents Tultepec festival with a mytho-poetic layer

Review: Within this bubble in time, the Tultepec community is given a freeing moment, a chance to experience a glimmer of eternity in a life that is all too often marked by the stigmata of human struggle.  Credit, of course, goes to San Juan de Dios, the fireproof saint.

In musical 'The Portrait,' beauty and truth resist materialism

Movie review: Two sisters and their artist father's bewitching painting are at the heart of "The Portrait," or "Ang Larawan," a beautifully realized film from the Philippines.