As we travel on a journey of faith through Christ's passion, death and resurrection, this podcast series - 'Lent and Easter at the Movies' - takes us to the cinema as Fr Peter Malone MSC relates a series of thought-provoking movies to the day's Gospel reading.
One MP3 review is released for the Sundays of Lent and Easter. We also have a podcast for each day of Holy Week and other key dates.
Artificial Intelligence (2001)
"In a sense the scientist creates this child, sends him into the world - but he has to learn love... I think the film does open up aspects of the Gospel - it's a difficult one in so far as it's a conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus - but it's the famous one with that text 'God so loved the world that He gave his only son'."
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Fr Peter's review
Artificial Intelligence - Review 37.50 kB
Background on the film can be found at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).
Fr Peter Malone is a former president of SIGNIS - the World Catholic Association for Communication. He's a highly experienced film critic and author who has travelled the world watching, writing on and talking about movies. Since 1968, he's written reviews for a number of Catholic magazines and periodicals. He's also written many books on cinema including Films and Values, Movie Christs and Antichrists, Cinema Down Under and the excellent Lights, Camera, Faith (Movie Lectionary) series.