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“New Generations of Catholic Sisters” is an important and sober study that examines the future of religious sisters in an honest and courageous way. How communities deal with the millennial generation will be the key.
Vigilante figures can be compelling because it’s natural to root against evildoers. But when the vigilante in question — including the likeable Denzel Washington in “The Equalizer” — becomes hyperviolent, cheering for him is perverse.
If Charles Dickens collaborated with Dr. Seuss, he might have produced this charmingly bizarre urban fable about rich and poor and things that go bump in the night. The stunning animation and a first-rate voice cast belie a dark and scary tone that may be unsuitable for younger viewers.
Taking its inspiration from the Old Testament’s Song of Songs, the film offers a modern-day parable on love, marriage and remaining open and faithful to God’s plan.
For readers ready for the work of a transformative journey through life, author Anthony DeStefano has produced a reliable road map.
Billed as a dramatic comedy, “This is Where I Leave You” (Warner Bros.) tries, unsuccessfully, to wring laughs and sentiment from one suburban family’s dysfunction.
Cross “The Hunger Games” with “Divergent” and you’ll get “The Maze Runner” (Fox), the latest angst-ridden drama about teenagers fighting to survive in a post-apocalyptic world.
The Song of Solomon, the amorous tale of two lovers contained in the Old Testament, has found reincarnation in a modern story of love and faith underscored by American folk music.
When a film is called “A Walk Among the Tombstones” (Universal), you shouldn’t expect a cheery stroll through the park.
Archbishop Chaput has gone to the movies. He offers his take on “Calvary,” about the clergy sexual abuse scandal in Ireland. The intimate, unblinking and unforgettable film has much to teach moviegoers, after they catch their breath during the closing credits.