Category: Movies

Movie Review – Joy/Secret in their Eyes

Movie Review – Joy Loosely based on the life of Joy Mangano, inventor of the self-wringing “Miracle Mop” and a cable television sensation, this madcap tale about a dysfunctional family hoping to hit the...

Movie Review – Love the Coopers/The Gift

Movie Review – There’s just no way to “Love the Coopers” (CBS Films), a vulgar comedy about four generations of a dysfunctional family gathered for Christmas Eve. A Norman Rockwell painting this is not....

Movie Review – Creed/The Peanuts Movie

Movie Review – Creed - ”One step, one punch, one round at a time” is the mantra of Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa in “Creed” (Warner Bros.). This seventh “Rocky” film is an imaginative and –...

Movie Reviews – Spectre/Rock the Kasbah

Spectre By John Mulderig Catholic News Service Movie Review -  A car chase through St. Peter’s Square and a flippant joke about joining the priesthood aside, the 24th James Bond film, “Spectre” (Columbia), has predictably...

Movie Review – Brooklyn / No Escape

Brooklyn By John P. McCarthy, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) – Few immigrants to America can be said to have had it easy. Part and parcel of the immigrant experience, no matter the...

Movie Review – Black Mass / The Martian

Black Mass By John Mulderig, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) – The somber fact-based crime drama “Black Mass” (Warner Bros.), adapted from the eponymous book by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill, chronicles the...

Movie Review – The Walk / Sicario

The Walk By John Mulderig, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) – In August 1974, just as the Watergate scandal was approaching its climax with the announcement that President Richard Nixon would resign, a...