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Drug heist and kidney crisis ‘Collide’

Catholic News Service As its title implies, “Collide” involves vehicular mayhem. There’s so much high-speed demolition derby, in fact, that it becomes somewhat more entertaining, just...

‘Loving’ — Interracial love story becomes 1967 Supreme Court case

Catholic News Service Dignity and understatement are usually noble qualities in a film. “Loving,” the fact-based story behind a landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision, is...

‘Incarnate’ is a slow slog through Hell

  Catholic News Service Somewhere in the planning stages of “Incarnate,” someone must have thought it would be a good idea to combine elements of Christopher...

‘The Magnificent Seven’ — A theology of just war?

Catholic News Service A chivalrous parable that showcases self-sacrificing heroism, “The Magnificent Seven” can be seen as illustrating, in microcosm, Catholic theology’s theory of a...

‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ hits right notes amid pathos and comedy

Catholic News Service Like the World War II-era New York socialite it profiles, “Florence Foster Jenkins,” a charmingly eccentric blend of comedy and drama, has...

‘Cafe Society’ in L.A. and New York is one dimensional

Catholic News Service “Love is an emotion, and emotions aren’t rational,” a character muses midway through writer-director Woody Allen’s seriocomic “Cafe Society.” This variation on “the...

Well-intentioned but dull — ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’

Catholic News Service “The Huntsman: Winter's War” is both a prequel and a sequel. As such, it falls between two stools with a resounding thud. Positioned...

‘Race’ is a ‘supremely entertaining’ look at Jesse Owens’ Olympic triumph

  Catholic News Service Run, don’t walk, to the nearest multiplex and see “Race,” a supremely entertaining biopic about Olympic track and field legend Jesse Owens...

‘The Choice’ is benign but fails to spark

  Catholic News Service Ever since “The Notebook” in 2004, film adaptations of Nicholas Sparks’ novels have descended into benign, prepackaged comfort food. So it is with...

‘The Finest Hours’ depicts daring rescue mission on a grand scale

Catholic News Service The remarkable true story of the most daring small boat rescue mission in Coast Guard history comes to the big screen in...

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