The National Catholic Review
The America review of the controversial movie "The Golden Compass" is now out, and can be found here. The review focuses both on Phillip Pullman’s novels and on the film, which opened strongly but suffered an enormous drop in per-screen viewers after its first week. Was its failure due to a backlash against the anti-religious elements in the film (including protests by the Catholic League and several bishops), or due simply to bad buzz about the quality of the movie? Jim Keane, S.J.