Aired on: Tue, 2009-12-22 20:30
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Sherlock Holmes is the most frequently portrayed character in film history-at least 75 actors have played Arthur Conan Doyle's mythic detective in over 200 movies. This new Sherlock Holmes movie, inspired...
Aired on: Fri, 2009-12-11 20:30
INVICTUS tells the true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of...
Aired on: Fri, 2009-10-16 20:30
Where the Wild Things Are is a 2009 fantasy film by Spike Jonze. It is a live-action adaptation of the Maurice Sendak 1963 children's book of the same name. The film follows the imaginary adventures of a young boy named Max, who is angry when his mother...
Aired on: Fri, 2009-09-25 20:30
A romantic comedy which takes place in an alternate reality where lying-even the concept of a lie-does not exist. Everyone- from politicians to advertisers to the man and woman on the street-speaks the truth and nothing but the truth with no thought of the...
Aired on: Fri, 2009-09-25 20:30
An off-beat comedy. What was Mark Whitacre thinking? A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower. Even as he exposes his company's multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, Whitacre...

Pilgrims on a popcorn strewn path

St. Ignatius of Loyola – who founded the Jesuits in the 16th century - had the insight that we all live in imagined worlds, and that our imagination constructs the worlds in which we live, using our experiences, our lived contexts, our hopes, our... Continue Reading »

Rumble Fish

Rumble Fish is a story of a young man - Rusty James - who yearns for the return of the glory days of gang life and who wants to be president of the gang much as his brother was before him. But his world is a one in which gang war has been quelled by... Continue Reading »

Book of Eli

A bleak and very grim future awaits mankind in the Book of Eli. A future no more bleak however than the time one will spend watching it. Denzel Washington plays Eli, a lone traveler, resolute and driven by a spiritual quest. He is heading west in a... Continue Reading »

500 Days of Summer

In 500 Days of Summer we meet Tom, a slightly melancholic young man, who believes that the key to his happiness is to be in a relationship. Enter his love interest, Summer, who conversely believes that she neither needs nor wants a relationship.... Continue Reading »


Jon Amiel’s Creation tells of the writings of Charles Darwin – the man who made the theory of, evolution mainstream. What is at the heart of the film however, is the evolution of the heart - human love. What the film gives us is the story of the man... Continue Reading »

The Informant!

In between the voiceovers that showcase Mark’s erratic and sometime fascinating thoughts, we are brought into a world of corporate fraud and malfeasance. Mark is our main force behind Steven Soderbergs new intriguing and often very funny film. Mark... Continue Reading »
Beyond the Screen filming shot

John Pungente, S.J, an internationally acclaimed media education expert, writer, and teacher, explores the art of filmmaking in Beyond the Screen – which first aired on Bravo! May 4, 2008. With each 30-minute episode examining a contemporary theatrical release, Beyond the Screen encourages viewers to analyze films and enriches their movie-viewing experience by offering them ways to look at movies.