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Godzdogz

The blog of the Dominican student brothers at Blackfriars, Oxford.

Built on the four pillars of our Dominican life – preaching, prayer, study, and community – Godzdogz offers many resources for exploring the Catholic Faith today.
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Film Review: Black Swan

Saturday, February 26, 2011
With the Academy Awards coming up, Godzdogz will be having a look at some of films that have been nominated. Read more

Film Review: True Grit (2010)

Thursday, February 24, 2011
With the Academy Awards coming up, Godzdogz will be having a look at some of films that have been nominated. Read more

Film Review: The Social Network

Friday, November 26, 2010
Facebook is certainly one of the main social and cultural markers of the early twenty-first century. It is therefore no surprise that its creation and turbulent early expansion have been adapted for the big screen. Penned by Aaron Sorkin, of West Wing and A Few Good Men fame, the film charts Harvard Student Mark Zuckerberg's creation of Facebook and the backdraft of hedonism, litigation and broken friendship that followed, in a medley of fast-paced  and memorable dialogue. Read more

Film Review: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

Sunday, September 12, 2010
It might seem strange that I would want to review Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. This hipster homage to 8-bit gaming might not seem the obvious subject matter for a Godzdogz post However I think that in some respects the film has an interesting message that contains some Christian symbolism (though not necessarily intended). Read more

Film Review: A Serious Man

Thursday, January 21, 2010
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The Dominican Martyrs of Japan

Thursday, November 06, 2008

During his life our Holy Father St Dominic dreamed of going to the pagan mission fields of the East to proclaim the Gospel and suffer martyrdom. He never fulfilled this dream but his spiritual children have never forgotten it. This is seen today in our celebration of the martyrdom of Alphonsus Navarrete, a friar and priest, Alexius Sanbashi, a lay Dominican and catechist, and their companions. Read more

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