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Sexual excess trumps compassion in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

Catholic News Service The onset of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, with its devastating impact on victims and on society as a whole, provides...

‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ — songs from an anti-life antihero

Catholic News Service The trials and tribulations of a 1960s folk singer are chronicled in “Inside Llewyn Davis,” a dark comedy-drama set amidst the moody...

‘August: Osage County’ hot, bothered and vicious

Catholic News Service Somewhere Norman Rockwell must be spinning in his grave. The artist, known for his beloved paintings of traditional American life. including images of...

‘Lone Survivor’ depicts war in a morally offensive way

Catholic News Service Honoring the sacrifices made by the men and women of America’s military is the major impetus behind the action movie “Lone Survivor.”...

‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ a reprehensible and vile movie

Catholic News Service Like the animal of its title, “The Wolf of Wall Street” is a vicious and predatory piece of cinema that inculcates values...

‘American Hustle’ a mixed bag of comedy, farce and thriller

Catholic News Service Writer Tom Wolfe famously dubbed the 1970s the “Me Decade,” and director David O. Russell's latest film, “American Hustle,” illustrates why the...

‘The Five-Year Engagement’ a distasteful wedding cake

Catholic News Service An impoverished presentation of marriage is not the only problematic aspect of director and co-writer Nicholas Stoller's “The Five-Year Engagement.” His romantic...

‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ highlights degradation

Catholic News Service As fans of the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson's “Millennium Trilogy” will attest, it's difficult to name a more flawed and fascinating...

‘The Sitter’ is a sick child endangerment fantasy

Felony child endangerment presented as “life lessons” constitutes the theme, such as it is, of “The Sitter.” Director David Gordon Green and screenwriters Brian Gatewood...

Harold & Kumar return in anti-Catholic, blasphemous movie

Catholic News Service Viewers of faith beware: In its largely vain pursuit of laughs, the comedy sequel “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” (Warner...

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