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‘Get Out’ — Guess who’s coming to frighten you

Catholic News Service Is the thriller “Get Out” as good as all get out? Well, not exactly. Clever social commentary from writer-director Jordan Peele does add...

Pointless exercise: ‘A Cure for Wellness’

Catholic News Service The Swiss spa that serves as the primary setting for the creepy, but otherwise pointless horror exercise “A Cure for Wellness” operates,...

‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ presents cartoonish nihilism

Catholic News Service The stylized, nearly cartoonish nihilism and resulting high body count in “John Wick: Chapter 2” create most of the apparent appeal of...

‘Gold’ mines mother lode of vulgarity

Catholic News Service Little glitters in “Gold.” To put it another way, there’s a sour taste to this loosely fact-based story that a strong performance...

‘XXX: Return of Xander Cage’

Catholic News Service Somewhere behind the macho posturing that predominates in the action sequel “XXX: Return of Xander Cage,” there’s a plot and a back...

‘Sleepless’ is awash in blood and silliness

Catholic News Service There's little chance of catching a quick nap during “Sleepless,” a noisy, vulgar, and highly violent police drama. Based on the 2011 French...

‘Patriots Day’

Catholic News Service While “Patriots Day” is an effective dramatization of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and its violent aftermath, the film is also an...

Morality play shot down in volley of bullets in ‘Live by...

  Catholic News Service The glossy crime drama “Live by Night” traces the rise of Joe Coughlin (Ben Affleck, who also wrote and directed), a Boston-bred...

Portrait of a crushed soul: ‘Manchester by the Sea’

Catholic News Service At the center of filmmaker Kenneth Lonergan’s drama “Manchester by the Sea” lays a crushed soul flawlessly embodied by actor Casey Affleck. Affleck’s...

‘Silence’ is dramatically powerful and theologically complex

Catholic News Service Directed and co-written (with Jay Cocks) by Martin Scorsese, “Silence” is a dramatically powerful but theologically complex work best suited to viewers...

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