For those of you who missed "Amazing Grace", don't miss the chance to buy it on DVD. It was a powerful drama about William Wilberforce, the man, who out of his Christian conviction fought for 20 years in the British Parliament to outlaw the British Slave Trade two hundred years ago, and yes, the hymn, "Amazing Grace" is part of this inspirational movie.
According to the New York Times, the two top-rated films of 2007 by their readers, were "Ratatouille" and "The Bridge to Terabithia".Family films, as usual, prove to be the most popular category of films. You can add my five year old Christina's favorite this year to that list, "Charlotte's Web",which she affectionately calls simply "Pig".
Don't overlook a personal favorite of mine, which was a huge hit in Japan and the UK and barely made it to theatres in the US, "Miss Potter" the charming, partially animated, biopic of children's book author and conservationist, Beatrix Potter, starring Renee Zellwigger.
Controversial among Catholics, but not without merit was "The Nativity Story" which has the best onscreen potrayals of St. Joseph and St. Elizabeth I have ever seen, and a breathtaking scene of the adoration of the shepherds and the Magi . Treat yourself to the DVD for Epiphany.