To anyone approaching this film without background information, it might seem like an oddity that Martin Scorcese (Goodfellas, The Wolf of Wall Street, Taxi Driver, The Aviator, among many, many others) has made a film about Jesuit priests under persecution in Japan. If so, it’s even more of an oddity that the film is not only respectful of faith, but embraces ideas that cut to the true heart of Christianity.
The beginning of the new year is a time when we look back at the previous year. As we look back on 2016 (a year with some very disappointing Grammy selections), here are some albums that really struck me, some of which are getting recognition, and some of which have been regrettably overlooked.
The greatest test of the secondary characters of the Batman mythos has always been how to stand apart. Sure, people like Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, etc., but is that just an extension of the Dark Knight? And if so, are these characters actually good, or are they just a knock-off stand-in similar to shoddy fan fiction?
Media can be used for great good. But, as we all know, it can do great harm as well. That’s really in the message more than the medium, but there are certain forms of media that have gotten a really bad rap. Video Games is one of them. But, contrary to what many may think, video games are not inherently harmful. Here are five reasons why.