25 episodes

"We are three Catholic priests from the Order of Preachers, and we're here, as always, to talk about the movies."

Friars & Film Luke Hoyt, Timothy Danaher, Alan Piper

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

"We are three Catholic priests from the Order of Preachers, and we're here, as always, to talk about the movies."

    Bicycle Thieves

    Bicycle Thieves

    Join us as we discuss Vittorio De Sica's 1948 neorealist film about, yes, a bicycle thief. Other themes: children looking up to their parents, original sin, mob mentality, and the like. Intro music: "Magne Pater" by Dominican Schola Cantorum. Outro music: "Put The Blame On Mame" by Rita Hayworth.

    La Dolce Vita & 8 1/2

    La Dolce Vita & 8 1/2

    Our Fellini foray is here finished. We try to tackle his two greatest films and find ourselves limited. Follow us to the early 1960s as we cover nearly 6 hours of film, tracking the decline of journalist Marcello Rubini and that of the director himself. Other themes include: Biblical fish, serial adultery, and self-absorbed artists. Intro music: "Magne Pater" by Dominican Schola Cantorum. Outro music: "Experimental Film" by They Might Be Giants.

    La Strada & Nights of Cabiria

    La Strada & Nights of Cabiria

    Pope Francis' favorite film is Federico Fellini's 1954 story of a clown who with dignity and grace navigates her life on the road. We discuss mid century Italian life and the danger of living a life of perhaps too much comedy. We are joined by another guest, Joseph McHenry. Intro music: "Magne Pater" by Dominican Schola Cantorum. Outro music: "E' bella la strada" by Claudio Chieffo.

    Stagecoach

    Stagecoach

    A discussion of John Ford's 1939 film, self-described as "a powerful story of 9 strange people." We discuss the western genre, the concept of home, and John Wayne's faith. Intro music: "Magne Pater" by Dominican Schola Cantorum. Outro music: "Rawhide" by Frankie Laine.

    Tenet

    Tenet

    Maybe you saw Christopher Nolan's most recent film and had no idea what happened. We reveal all secrets here. Listen for more. We are joined by Fr. Gregory Pine. Intro music: "Magne Pater" by Dominican Schola Cantorum. Outro music: "Floating on Air" by Spa Music.

    The Leopard

    The Leopard

    Luxury, revolution, matchmaking, and the strong ocean currents of Sicily. Join us for a discussion of Luchino Visconti's 1963 film, an adaptation of the earlier novel by Lampedusa. Intro music: "Magne Pater" by Dominican Schola Cantorum. Outro music: "Mamba Italiano" by Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

MEamonnM ,

Great podcast

Great and variegated film selection, unique Catholic analysis, and often quite funny!

an222322222 ,

Helped me analyze the film for a college paper

Great podcast! I listened to the episode on Babette’s Feast and the insight it brought allowed me to get a good grade on my paper.

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