FILM REVIEWS

13TH A Documentary by Ava DuVernay
Reviewed by Morris Reeves Profiles in Catholicism

 

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Reviewed by Justine Benanty  Sabatier Film Group

 

8beats
Commentary by Anna J. Marchese  America

 

A Hidden Life

Reviewed by Sr. Rose  Pacatte National Catholic Reporter

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Reviewed by DeWayne Hamby  Patheos

Across

Commentary by Amy Hall Catholic News Service/CDOM

 

Ad Astra
Reviewed by Kevin Christopher Robles  America

All is True  

Reviewed by Amanda C Dickie Independent Catholic News

 

Across

Reviewed by Peter Bradshaw The Guardian

American Dharma
Reviewed by John Anderson America

 

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Reviewed by Steven D. Greydanus National Catholic Reporter

Arrival

Reviewed by Bishop Robert Barron Zerit

Avengers: Endgame       
Commentary by David Ives Aleteia

 

A Wrinkle in Time

Reviewed by John Mulderig Catholic News Service

 

Andrew Garfield on ‘Silence’: A Priest Helped Me ‘Create My Own Very Deep, Intimate Relationship with God

Commentary by Relevant

 

Awe, humility, hope await in 'A Space Odyssey'
Commentary by Antonio D. Sison Catholic News Service/ National Catholic Reporter

 

A Catholic’s guide to Star Wars

Reviewed and Commentary by Aaron Lambert Denver Catholic

 

A Prayer Before Dawn, film review: Prison dramas don’t come more bruising

Commentary by Geoffrey Macnab Independent

 

A Star Is Born
Reviewed by David Edelstein  Vulture

 

Babette's Feast

Reviewed by Gordon Nary Profiles in Catholicism

 

Birds of Passage
Reviewed by Sr. Rose Pacatte  National Catholic Reporter

 

Beautiful Boy 
Reviewed by Carl Kozlowski Angelus News

 

Bird Box 

Reviewed by Dewayne Hamby Patheos

 

Black ‘47

Reviewed by Father Shay Cullen Preda Foundation
 

Bogdan's Journey

Reviewed by Gordon Nary  Profiles in Catholicism

 

Bohemian Rhapsody

Reviewed by John Anderson America

 

Booksmart

Reviewed by Renée Darline Roden  America

Boy Erased

Reviewed by Chris Williams, SJ The Jesuit Post

 

By the Grace of God

Reviewed by David Ehrlich Indie Wire

By the Grace of God
Commentary by Brad Miner The Catholic Thing

By the Grace of God
Reviewed by Jo Siedlecka Independent Catholic News

 

Calvary
Commentary by Jordan Daniel Wood America

Christopher Robin

Reviewed Sr. Rose Pacatte National Catholic Reporter

 

Capernaum 
Reviewed by John Anderson America

 

Damien
Commentary by Independent Catholic News

Day of a Stranger

Commentary by Carl McColman Patheos

Denial

Reviewed by Lisa Hendey Catholic Mom

Des prêtres et des scandales  
by Anne Philibert
Interview by La Croix International

 

Detainment
Reviewed by Fiorella Nash The Catholic World Report

 

Detective Pikachu

Reviewed by Sean Barry, SJ The Jesuit Post

Dickinson

Reviewed by Jake Martin America

Doctor Strange 

Reviewed by Bishop Robert Barron Zerir

Downton Abbey
Reviewed by Rob Weinert-Kendt America

Dumbo

Reviewed by Steven D. Greydanus National Catholic Register’

 

Eighth Grade

Reviewed by John Anderson America

Emanuel

Commentary by John Anderson America

Faces Places.
Reviewed by Charles Bramesco Vulture

 

Fahrenheit 11/9,

by Robert David Sullivan America

 

Fathers and Sons

Commentary by Abraham Riesma Vulture

 

Far From the Tree

Reviewed by John Anderson  America

 

First Man 
Reviewed by John Mulderig Catholic News Service

 

First Reformed 

Interview by Jake Kring-Schreifels  America

Five Feet Apart

Commentary by Sister Rose Patheos

Frozen 

Reviewed by Sean Barry, The Jesuit Post

Frozen II
Reviewed by John Mulderig  The Pilot/CNS

Forty Anti-Catholic Lies: A Mythbusting Apologist Sets the Record Straight

Reviewed by Paul Senz  The Catholic World Report

 

God Bless the Broken Road

by Kate O'Hare Faith & Family Media Blog

 

Glass

Reviewed by Guest Contributor Patheos

 

Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger

by Rebecca Traister’

Reviewed by Rachel Cooke  The Guardian

 

Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer 
Commentary by Peter Jesserer Smith Angelus

 

Green Book

Commentary by Bill McGarvey America

 

Hail, Satan?

Reviewed by Kevin Jones Catholic News Service

Harriet
Reviewed by Carl Kozlowski Angelus

 

Hereditary

Reviewed by Eve Tushnet's America

Hesburg
Reviewed by Michael Sean Winters National Catholic Reporter

 

I Can Only Imagine
Reviewed by Jean Heimann   Catholic Fire

I Like to See the Sun Rise
Commentary by Christopher White Crux/CAN

 

‘I, Tonya’ may be the film we need to understand Donald Trump and  Me Too
Commentary by John Anderson America

 

In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy

by Frederic Martel

Commentary by Colleen Dulle America

 

If Beale Street Could Talk
Reviewed by Ciaran Freeman  America

 

Instant Family

Reviewed by Dewayne Hambmy Patheos

 

Itzhak: The humanity and artistry of Itzhak Perlman

Reviewed and Commentary  by John Anderson   America

 

In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy

by Frédéric Martel

Excerpt by National Catholic Reporter

 

Interior States 
by Meghan O'Gieblyn
Reviewed by Jonathan Malesic  America

 

Jean Vanier, le sacrement de la tendresse (Jean Vanier, the sacrament of tenderness)

Commentary by Mélinée Le Priol La Croix International

 

John Paul II in Ireland: A Plea for Peace

Commentary by Ryan Scheel uCathilic

Jojo Rabbit
Reviewed by Liel Leibovitz  Tablet

Joker

Reviewed by Carl Kozlowski   Catholic World Report

 

Jurassic Park

Commentary by Bill McCormick, SJ The Jesuit Post

Judy
Reviewed by John Anderson America

 

La La Land
Reviewed by Camille Jones  Profiles in Catholicism

 

Ladybird

Reviewed by Bishop Robert Barron YouTube

 

Leaning Into the Wind

Reviewed by Heather King Angelus

 

Life of the Beloved: spiritual living in a secular world 
by Henri J.M. Nouwen
Reviewed by Eileen Quinn Knight, Ph.D. Profiles in Catholicism

 

Little Women 
Reviewed by  Haley Stewart  America

 

Lodge 49  
An Interview with Jim Gavin America

 

Loneliness Insights for Healing in a Fragmented World 
by Father Gerald Arbuckle
Commentary by Cath News New Zealand

 

Love, Gilda
Reviewed by  Ellin Stein  Slate

Love and Mercy  
Reviewed by Brad Miner The Catholic Thing

 

Lucky  
Reviewed by Jo Siedlecka Independent Catholic News

 

Magisterium 
Reviewed by Michael McKinley  Religion News Service/National Catholic Register

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Reviewed by Catholic News Service/ John Mulderig The Catholic Spirit

Manchester by the Sea

Reviewed by Gordon Nary Profiles in Catholicism

 

Mary Poppins Returns 
Reviewed by John Mulderig CNS/The Pilot

Marie's Story

Reviewed by Ethan Nielson LinkedIn

Marriage Story
Reviewed by John Anderson America

Mary Magdalene
Reviewed by by John Anderson  America

 

Mary Queen of Scots 

Reviewed by John Anderson America

 

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Reviewed by Steven D. Greydanus National Catholic Register

Memoir of War  

Reviewed by Raymond A. Schroth, S.J  America

 

Mr. Mehan’s Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals 
Reviewed by James Matthew Wilson  The Catholic World Report

 

Never Look Away  

Reviewed by Ciaran Freeman America

Noah
Commentary by Peter T. Chattaway Patheos

 

Nothing Like a Dame
Reviewed by Tristram Fane Saunders Catholic Church in Australia

 

Oklahoma
Reviewed by  John Anderson  America

Pope Francis – A Man of His Word

Reviewed by Sarah Mac Donald CatholicIreland.net

 

New documentary examines Pope John Paul II’s visit to Ireland

Commentary by Nick Bramhill  Irish Central

 

October Baby
Reviewed by Sarah Lyon Profiles in Catholicism

Official Secrets

Reviewed by Ellen Teague Independent Catholic News

One Border, One Body and The Invisible Chapel

Reviewed by Donald Craig Mitchell Profiles in Catholicism

Oscar Romero: A Shepherd According to the Heart of Christ 
Reviewed by Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service/America

Parasite

Reviewed by John Anderson  America

Pavarotti
Commentary by Independent Catholic News

Peterloo
Reviewed by John Anderson  America

 

Political Action. A Practical Guide to Movement Politics 
by Michael Walzer 
Commentary by The New York Review of Books

 

'Prey': A documentary by Windsor director shines a light on sexual abuse by priests?
Commentary by CBC News

Red Joan

Reviewed by Sister Rose Patheos

Revival! 
Reviewed by Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service  index

Rocketman
Reviewed by John Anderson America

Roma 
Reviewed by  Uli Covarrubias, SJ  The Jesuit Post

 

Romero

Reviewed by Steven D. Greydanus  Decent Films

Salò 
Reviewed by Eve Tushnet America

Romero

Commentary by Jim McDermott America

Shazam
Reviewed by Paul Asay Patheos

Skin

Reviewed by Emily McFarlan Miller Religion News Service

 

Smallfoot

Reviewed by Kate O'Hare Patheos

 

Spiritueller Mißbrauch in der katholische Kirche (Spiritual Abuse in the Catholic Church)

by Denise Wagner

Reviewed by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt  La Croix International

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
Reviewed by Anna Clara Ionta  Profiles in Catholicism

 

Stumbling In Holiness 
by Brian P. Flanagan
Reviewed by Natalia Imperatori-Lee America

 

The 21 - A Journey into the Land of Coptic Martyrs

by Martin Mosebach

Commentary by Samuel Smith The Christian Post

The Best of Enemies
Reviewed by  Sr. Rose Pacatte  Patheos

 

The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians

by Austen Hartkeadd after

Reviewed by Hilary Howes National Catholic Reporter

The Brink
Commentary by Sr. Rose Pacatte National Catholic Reporter

The Camino Voyage
Reviewed by Independent Catholic News

The Day After I’m Gone
Reviewed by Daphne Merkin  Tablet Magazine

The Dead Don’t Die
Reviewed by Vladislav Davidzon Tablet Magazine

The Devil’s Doorway

Reviewed by Eve Tushnet America

The Farewell
Reviewed by Brother Antonio D. Sison National  Catholic Reporter

The Francis Impact
Reviewed by Emma Winters  America

The Honest Struggle
Reviewed by Aysha Khan Religion News Service

The Irishman  

Reviewed by John Anderson America

The Italian Panacea in Two Films by Lucia Mauro

by Anna Clara Ionta

The Last Whistle

Reviewed by Kate O'Hare Patheos

The Sultan and the Saint 
Commentary by Victor Edwin SJ Independent Catholic News

The Two Popes

Reviewed by John Anderson America

Toy Story 4
Reviewed by Don Johnson Catholic World Report

Yesterday
Reviewed by Carl Kozlowski Angelus

The Wolf House 

Commentary by Eve Tushnet  America

 

The Work

Commentary by Gregory Mellor America

 

They Shall Not Grow Old

Reviewed by Joseph McAleer The Pilot

 

They Shall Not Grow Old

Reviewed by David Paternostro, SJ The Jesuit Post

 

Truth to Power

Reviewed by The Pauline Center for Media Studies (PCMS)

 

The Apparition

Reviewed by Fabien Lemercier Cinemaeuropa

 

The Birth of a Nation

Reviewed by Steven D. Greydanus

 

The Brilliance of Black KkKlansman

Reviewed by Joshunda Sanders Medium

 

The Children Act
Commentary  by Maureen Lee Lenker  Entertainment

 

The Crimes of Grindelwald 
Reviewed by Colten Biro, SJ  The Jesuit Post

 

The Death of Stalin’: Laughing in the face of evil
Reviewed by  John Anderson  America

 

The Face of Mercy
Reviewed by Kate O'Hare

 

The Favourite

Commentary by Namwali Serpell The New York Review of Books

 

The Greatest Showman

Reviewed by John Mulderig Catholic News Service

 

The Happy Prince

Commentary by Eve Tushnet America

 

The Irishman

Commentary by Michael Nordine IndieWire

 

The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Reviewed by Kaya Oakes  America

The Way of the Shadow Wolves: The Deep State and the Hijacking of America 
by Steven Segal
Commentary  by Kathryn Doyle  Vulture

 

Tolkien

Commentary by Sean Dailey Patheos

 

Toy Story 4
Reviewed by John Anderson  America

The Lego Batman Movie
Reviewed by Susana Vasquez

 

The LEGO Movie 2

Reviewed by Paul Asay Patheos

 

The Matrix

Commentary by Mark Harris Vulture

 

The Nun
Reviewed by  Eve Tushnet  America

 

The Nun’s Story’

Commentary by Paul Baumann  La Croix International

 

The Slipper and the Rose
Commentary by Sarah Lyon Profiles in Catholicism

 

The Song of Bernadette 

Commentary by Sarah Lyon Profiles in Catholicism

 

The Trump Prophecy

Commentary by Steve Rabey, Religion News Service

 

The Teilhard de Chardin Project 
Commentary by Julie Bourbon National Catholic Reporter

 

The Young Messiah

Reviewed by Karen Pietrusinski Profiles in Catholicism

 

The Most Hated Women in America

Reviewed by Jake Martin, SJ  America

 

The Sultan and the Saint

Reviewed by Victor Edwin SJ Independent Catholic News

Tolkien
Commentary by Sean Dailey Patheos

Unplanned

Reviewed by Kate O'Hare Patheos

Us

Reviewed by Eve Tushnet  America

 

Roma 

Reviewed by John Anderson America

 

Ship of Fools

Commentary by Gordon Nary Profiles in Catholicism

 

Sicilian Ghost Story

Reviewed by Tara Brady The Irish Times

 

Silence
Reviewed by Bishop Robert Barron  Zerit

 

Spider-Man 

Reviewed by Colten Biro, SJ  The Jesuit Post

 

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 

Reviewed by John Mulderig Catholic News Service

 

Spider-Man: Far From Home 
Reviewed by David Edelstein Vulture\

‘Sorry to Bother You’ is a satirical look into what it means to be black in corporate America

Reviewed by Eve Tushnet America

 

Summer in the Forest’ honors Jean Vanier and the people he serves
Reviewed by John Anderson   

 

‘Tag’ movie based on three-decade chase game of Jesuit school friends
Reviewed by Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service/America

 

The Darkest Minds

Reviewed by Joseph McAleer Catholic News Service

 

‘The Incredibles’ and the Myth of the Ideal Family
Reviewed by Amanda Haas America

 

The Sultan and the Saint 

Reviewed by Victor Edwin SJ Independent Catholic News 

 

Venom
Commentary  Paul Asay  Patheos

 

Vice

Commentary by John Anderson  America

Waves
Reviewed by Ciaran Freeman America

 

Wonder Woman: A Story of Female Bondage or Liberation?

by Colten Biro, SJ The Jesuit Post

 

Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Reviewed by Emily McFarlan Miller Religion News Service

Wrestling Jerusalem

Commentary by Father John Pawlikowski, O.S.M., Ph.D Profiles in Catholicism

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