Antonio D. Sison

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

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

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

The transcendent music of Ennio Morricone

'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind' offers hope-inspiring water

'Indian Horse' tells the raw truth about the plight of indigenous peoples

In 'The Farewell,' a family unites to guard the unspoken truth

'Ulam:Main Dish' celebrates Filipino cuisine

A saint of the quotidian in Alfonso Cuarón's film 'Roma'

'Whale Rider' holds relevance for the Christmas season

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

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

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

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

Romero speaks in the here and now

'Okja' is a romping tale with a social conscience

'After the Storm': Flawed humanity compassionately observed

'The Eagle Huntress' soars with possibility

Repeat viewings of 'Departures' yield inspiration anew

The true miracle of 'Ignacio de Loyola'