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‘Rules Don’t Apply’ includes anti-religious plot

Catholic News Service Warren Beatty wrote, directed and stars in “Rules Don't Apply,” a loosely fact-based tale set within the secretive world of eccentric industrialist...

‘War Dogs’ — profit motive war comedy with murky perspective

Catholic News Service Two young Florida men become improbable arms merchants in “War Dogs,” a fact-based movie that hovers uneasily between raucous comedy and serious...

‘The Witch’ is a dark, disturbing brew

Catholic News Service Let’s get this much out of the way first: “The Witch” is not an instructional film for Satanic practices. So whatever ballyhoo...

‘Legend’ examines twin gangsters of Beatles-era London

Catholic News Service Political philosopher Hannah Arendt’s famous phrase “the banality of evil” springs to mind while viewing writer-director Brian Helgeland’s fact-based crime drama “Legend.” Initially...

‘Pan’ attached to a shadow of anti-Catholicism

Catholic News Service Fidgeting with the iconic characters of a classic story is a dicey business at best. So it’s no great surprise that “Pan,”...

‘Sinister 2’ loaded with vengeance, violence, disturbing visuals

Catholic News Service The desultory “Sinister 2” presents as good an opportunity as any to reflect on a seldom noted, yet deeply irksome piece of...

The Raven

Catholic News Service The macabre musings of Edgar Allan Poe have been adapted for the screen numerous times. In the latest instance, Poe is not...

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