Two-time Super Bowl champion Ben Roethlisberger has retired from the NFL after an 18-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Roethlisberger announced his retirement on Twitter, saying, “The time has come to clean out my locker, hang up my cleats, and continue to be all I can be to my wife and children. I retire from football […]
Modern documentaries usually rely on politics or social issues for cinematic inspiration, which is why “Into Great Silence” is such a surprising accomplishment. The movie has little dialogue and no significant action – unless you consider singing Gregorian chants significant action. “Into Great Silence” is the result of filmmaker Philip Groning’s six-month stay with a group of monks in a remote monastery in the French Alps. He turned it into one of the most spiritually challenging films I can think of in recent years and that is why “Into Great Silence” is my DVD pick for this week.