Movie Reviews

Movie Review: ‘Lady Bird’

"Lady Bird" is writer-director Greta Gerwig's sensitive autobiographical account of growing up in Sacramento, California.
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Movie Review: ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’

This charming fact-based historical drama tells the origin story of Victorian author Charles Dickens' beloved 1843 novella, "A Christmas Carol."
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Movie Review: ‘Justice League’

When it comes to repetitiously threatening the world with annihilation, Hollywood is almost as persistent as North Korean state media.  So the global danger looming over "Justice League" feels all-too-familiar.
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Movie Review: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

A formidable list of actors, including Albert Finney, Peter Ustinov and David Suchet, have taken on the role of Agatha Christie's famed Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot.
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Director of ‘The Star’ aimed for fresh look at Nativity

Presenting the story of the Nativity from the perspective of the animals allowed the producers and director to see the well-known narrative from fresh eyes. In an interview for the "Catholic Baltimore" radio show, director Timothy Reckart discusses the goals of those who produced the movie, which opens Nov. 17.
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Movie Review: ‘Novitiate’

"Novitiate" falls short of presenting a well-rounded picture of what it is -- or, in this case, was -- like for a young woman to enter religious life and discern whether it's right for her.
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Movie Review: ‘Victoria and Abdul’

The platonic bond at the heart of the plot is sweet and endearing. But the film's attitude toward colonialism seems overly simplified.
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Movie Review: Same Kind of Different as Me

Based on real-life events, the film contains nondenominational religious subtext and Gospel-congruent value.
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Movie Review: ‘Only the Brave’

The heartbreaking true story of an elite Arizona firefighting team comes to the big screen in "Only the Brave" (Columbia).
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True-life story shows how stray dog saved life of Hollywood writer-director

For a lot of people, surviving getting struck by lightning might be enough to change their life. Hollywood writer and director Mitch Davis lived through such an ordeal, but in the mind of Davis and his family, that’s not what turned their life around. It was a stray dog named Pluto, who is immortalized in...
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Movie Review: Flatliners

Comparisons to a spell spent sitting in your doctor's waiting room might be equally apt. Or a visit to limbo...
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Movie Review: ‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’

"The Lego Ninjago Movie" (Warner Bros.), is awkward, noisy and tedious, though the boredom is occasionally relieved by the odd flash of wit.
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