Movie Review: ‘Beautiful Boy’

What "Beautiful Boy" (Amazon) captures best about the raw pain of drug dependency is the sheer randomness of it.
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Movie Review: ‘The Old Man & the Gun’

A career criminal as a jaunty old coot is the conceit that propels "The Old Man & the Gun" (Fox Searchlight).
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March for Life in January will emphasize ‘pro-life is pro-science’

WASHINGTON (CNS) - Next year's March for Life plans to fortify its pro-life message with science that proves life begins at conception and with a specific focus on stem-cell research.
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Kurtz: U.S. society ‘much richer’ when church, government work together

The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee for Religious Liberty told a Washington audience Sept. 12 he is concerned about a "steady movement" in the U.S. away from religious institutions and an erosion in the view that religious liberty must be valued.
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Movie Review: ‘Gotti’

Aficionados of stilted dialogue in low-budget crime sagas will likely find much to savor in "Gotti" (Vertical Entertainment).
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Movie Review: ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’

To the question asked of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke, "And who is my neighbor?" Rogers would likely have answered "All of you," adding his signature closing line, "I like you just the way you are."
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RFK’s faith three-dimensional in books, but two-dimensional on screen

A former altar boy who sometimes spoke of joining the priesthood, Kennedy's faith, drawn inward after the 1963 assassination of his older brother the president -- and somehow not diminished by a growing belief in existentialism -- informed his political views and his compassion for the poor.
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Conference looks at how to preserve religious orders’ archives

The focus is on documents going back as far as the early 18th century, as well as audio and visual records from just decades ago.
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Movie review: A Quiet Place

Taken strictly on its surface, this movie is a story about how strong, trusting family ties can overcome any obstacle.
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People from all walks of life wait hours to pay respects to Rev. Graham

Several thousand people quietly and patiently endured a snaking line that began on First Street and continued with two more lines inside the Capitol before ushers guided them to a stairway into the Rotunda, where Rev. Graham's plywood coffin rested.
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Movie Review: ‘The Shape of Water’

Can a lovelorn yet sensuous cleaning lady in 1962 Baltimore find true love with a blue and yellow and sometimes glowing fish-man from the Amazon?
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Movie Review: ’12 Strong’

True military adventures don't come any more rousing than "12 Strong," the story of a tiny Special Forces unit that won a significant early victory against both the Taliban and al-Qaida in the weeks after 9/11.
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