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We are both cradle Catholics, so we discuss John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt with maybe a little too much passion and familiarity. We cover:

Why the story of Doubt is better suited to the stage than the screen.

How the use of camera angles reinforces the movie’s message.

Whether hierarchical establishments like the Catholic Church are inevitably corrupt, or just ripe for corruption.

Why the world is full of Sister Jameses, but needs more Sister Aloysiuses.

How Viola Davis steals the show in a single scene.

Why, if you’ve only scene this movie once, you should watch it again.

Bonus: We both embarrass ourselves within the first five minutes of the show.


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