All articles by Martin Saunders – Page 4

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    The Dark Knight and The Soul

    2013-02-14T00:00:00Z

    It’s the year’s biggest film, and tells the story of a returning messiah. Martin Saunders asks: why do so many major films seem to stumble into the central story of the Christian faith?

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    The Dark Knight Rises

    2013-02-14T00:00:00Z

    Martin Saunders presents a spoiler €free introduction to the new Batman film... and he’s very excited.

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    Inconvenient truths - when justice and culture collide

    2013-02-14T00:00:00Z

    As Euro 2012 kicks off across two nations exposed for racism, and after this year’s Eurovision Song Contest took place in a country with a poor human rights record, Martin Saunders asks: Why does being entertained mean we turn a blind eye to injustice?

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    Can Twitter change the world?

    2013-02-14T00:00:00Z

    Is Twitter a pointless distraction, or does it offer a landmark opportunity for the Church?

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    Behind every great man

    2013-02-14T00:00:00Z

    Behind every great man... is a woman sharing the limelight. Martin Saunders on the rise of the famous wife...

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    A battle for justice

    2013-02-14T00:00:00Z

    Martin Saunders reflects on the surprise box office hit, The Help, and what it has to say to the Church in 2011...

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    Grey Areas: How explicit literature went mainstream

    2013-02-14T00:00:00Z

    The publishing sensation Fifty Shades of Grey has normalised the consumption of pornographic literature. Martin Saunders analyses the effect this could have on the way society views sex.

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    After the Fires

    2013-02-14T00:00:00Z

    The scenes of riots this summer were disturbing for a number of reasons, not least because the driving factor behind them appeared to be greed. Martin Saunders looks for a brighter future...

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    News, with added satire

    2013-02-14T00:00:00Z

    Martin Saunders sees if there’s anything we can learn from Channel Four’s new show

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    HD, 3D and the next big thing

    2013-02-14T00:00:00Z

    Despite the recession, technology manufacturers continue to bring ever more complex gadgets to market. But why are we never satisfied with what we have, and what is the endless pursuit of the 'next thing' doing to us?

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    Skyfall: Does The World Still Need James Bond?

    2012-10-29T00:00:00Z

    Spoiler-free review!50 years ago, Sean Connery's 007 burst into cinemas with an explosion of fast cars, politically-incorrect one-liners and an endless supply of beautiful women. In the years since, Bond has become the world's most popular and enduring movie franchise, and his high-adrenaline appeal remains to this day: latest instalment ...

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    The Hunger Games: Mirror To The Real World

    2012-03-30T00:00:00Z

    'I volunteer as tribute!' The voice of teenage heroine Katniss Everdeen reverberates around a packed but silent town square, setting in motion a chain of events that will almost certainly lead to her death.Katniss has just volunteered to take her sister's place in The Hunger Games, a twisted TV show ...