Father Callam ‘Goes to the Movies’

Posted December 12, 2017 11:39 pm by Fr. Daniel Callam

Father Callam ‘Goes to the Movies’

There’s one thing about movies that I very much like: it’s the one art form that everyone feels himself qualified to comment on. Take me, for instance. I know next to nothing about making movies; don’t ask me what a “best boy” is or a “grip.” I’m not even sure what role producers play in producing a film. But so what? I can reply to any criticism of my book on those grounds by quoting Pauline Kael, who wrote her devastating movies reviews for The New Yorker back in the 70s and 80s. When her right to adjudicate on the

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