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‘Kidnap’ presents a long drive in a careening minivan

Catholic News Service The compact thriller “Kidnap” has Halle Berry’s expressive face going for it, but not a whole lot else. The film is less...

‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’

Catholic News Service “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” is the sixth and presumably last in a series of video game-based films that began back in...

‘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...

‘Jackie’ — a passionate meditation on grief and fame

Catholic News Service “Jackie” is more of a passionate meditation on the nature of a first lady’s fame than a historical drama about Jacqueline Kennedy...

Autism trivialized in ‘The Accountant’

Catholic News Service In effect, the action-drama “The Accountant” argues that those with autism have a license to kill as well as to abet a...

Nate Turner’s revolt movingly dramatized in ‘The Birth of a Nation’

Catholic News Service Nat Turner’s Rebellion, an 1831 insurrection among the enslaved people of Southampton County, Va., represented the most serious challenge of its kind...

Someone picks the wrong home to invade in ‘Don’t Breathe’

Catholic News Service Moviegoers with long memories may recall director Terence Young’s 1967 adaptation of Frederick Knott's play “Wait Until Dark” in which Audrey Hepburn...

Cartoon food items celebrate atheism in ‘Sausage Party’ (Yes, you read...

Catholic News Service If everyone in the world would just abandon belief in God, peace would prevail and life would be one long, joyous, pansexual,...

‘The Brothers Grimsby’ is a gross-out attempt at comedy

Catholic News Service Written by and starring Sacha Baron Cohen, the comedy “The Brothers Grimsby” clearly wants to show it has its heart in the...

‘How to Be Single’ includes how to ‘shop’ for a baby

Catholic News Service There's a disconcerting moral snag in “How to Be Single,” an otherwise appealing, if slightly raunchy, romantic comedy. This ethical stumbling block fatally...

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