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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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.

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

Film review: I've been asked a number of times about my recommendation for "quarantine viewing" in the eye a worldwide pandemic. "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" meets all my relevant criteria, including celebrating the resilience and ingenuity of vulnerable people in a cultural context other than our own.

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

Review: "Indian Horse" is flawed, but it is that rare film that brings to light the sins committed against indigenous peoples by the unholy alliance of Eurocentric colonization and Christianization. 

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

Film review: "The Farewell" opens for us a window into the intriguing cultural particularities on the other shore, but in its heart are the universal themes of love, regret and forgiveness that families everywhere share.