Tag: Reviews

Kaufer’s 2015 Gift Guide!

Looking for some last-minute presents with which to express your affection this Christmas? Look no further than here at Kaufer’s! We have a wide selection of items available to help you celebrate with your loved ones, from music which soothes the soul to desserts which…

Review: Calvary

Father Lavelle is a good priest. He is honest, humble, hardworking. He is also going to be killed in seven days. The man on the other side of the confessional says that he was raped by a priest as a child.…

Children’s Book Review Roundup

The Sisters of the Last Straw books by Karen Kelly Boyce are effervescent little comic mysteries set in a convent full of ladies whose personal shortcomings have proved too much for other religious orders to handle. The five (and later…

Review: Enlightened

  How can one person make a difference in the world? Can we really overcome our baser motivations – our envy, our grief, our spite – and act with purity of intention? Does anyone really ever change? These are some of…

Review: The Action Bible

Graphic novels occupy a strange place in our literary landscape. While award-winning classics such as Watchmen and Maus have established them as a medium for serious art, many people still instinctually dismiss them as mere entertainment. Comic books, for some, retain…

Review: Fearing the Stigmata

To be Catholic and in one’s twenties is to be something of an anomaly, if our current cultural landscape is to be believed. The occasional Theology-on-Tap group notwithstanding, there is a dearth of media from the Church directed toward those…

Review: The Act of Killing

  In 1965, Indonesia experienced a failed political coup, after which began a genocide of over half a million people. Suspected communists, many of them ethnic Chinese, were massacred by members of the political party that still rules the country…

Review: Philomena

Half comedy of manners, half poignant memoir, Philomena is an engaging adaptation of a shocking true story. Director Stephen Frears and stars Dame Judi Dench (Skyfall) and Steve Coogan (Tropic Thunder) dramatize The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, a 2009…