Films

Thumbnail tcm film festival 2017 2017 TCM Film Festival: Comedy, laughter and Easter joy

Classic movie devotees descended in droves from every U.S. state to Hollywood in early April to watch old films many have enjoyed since childhood....

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Thumbnail oscar predictions preview 2016 And the Oscar goes to …

After what many considered to be a lackluster 2015, movies came back in a big way in 2016. You’ve undoubtedly heard the hype surrounding...

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Thumbnail tomhanks dantesinferno Anti-Catholic lite

Tom Hanks has mastered that very difficult hat trick of being a box office star, an award winning actor and, from all outward appearances, a very...

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Thumbnail movies   arrival 02 Arrival

Mankind has an extended encounter with aliens from outer space in “Arrival” (Paramount). This unusually intimate science-fiction drama finds...

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Thumbnail movie beauty and beast Beastly

They call it the “Happiest Place on Earth” and they wouldn’t lie would they? The entertainment industrial complex monolith Disneyland I mean....

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Thumbnail movies   cafe society 01 Cafe Society

“Love is an emotion, and emotions aren’t rational,” a character muses midway through writer-director Woody Allen’s seriocomic “Cafe Society”...

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Thumbnail movie   hacksaw ridge Hacksaw Ridge

“Hacksaw Ridge” (Summit) recounts the extraordinary heroism of Army medic Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield) during the Battle of Okinawa in the...

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Thumbnail father don woznicki new ethos Holy-wood: How one priest supports films that ‘promote truth, beauty and goodness’

The path to priesthood doesn’t often include stops on the sets of soap operas. But for Father Don Woznicki, a stint as a production assistant for...

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Thumbnail id4rheader Independence Day: Resurgence

Something like pondering leftovers discovered in the back of the refrigerator, a movie studio decided, “Hey! This hasn’t gone bad!” The result...

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Thumbnail movie king of kings Legendary

In the movie The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, the last film director John Ford made that really mattered, a young reporter is given advice from...

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Thumbnail morgan movie Morgan

In the “humanoid made from synthetic DNA” genre, “Morgan” (Fox) is both unoriginal and omits even an occasional reflection on what it means to have...

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Thumbnail movies   pete s dragon 01 Pete's Dragon

The classic boy-and-his-dog story assumes outsized proportions in “Pete’s Dragon” (Disney), a warmhearted fantasy adventure suitable for teens and...

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Thumbnail movie queen of katwe disney Queen of Katwe

The glorious “Queen of Katwe” (Disney) applies the traditional formula of an uplifting sports drama to the real-life story of a Ugandan chess...

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Thumbnail saint john fisher Ready for His Close Up

There have been many attempts, some noble, some not so much, to portray the lives of saints in film and television, and many of them, like recent...

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Thumbnail ad rem   cape fear Reel monsters

Forget all those Halloween movies with vampires and zombies. If you’re in the mood for a couple of good scares, I suggest two of my favorite “dark”...

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Thumbnail jean painlev ‘Science is Fiction: 23 Films by Jean Painlevé’

Jean Painlevé (1902-1989) was an early visionary in the genres of educational, science and nature films. A three-disc set from Criterion, available...

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Thumbnail sully movie Sully

Putting Tom Hanks in the cockpit as everybody’s favorite aviator, U.S. Airways Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, and bringing Clint Eastwood on board to...

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Thumbnail movie trolls Trolls

Parents trolling for family fare need look no further than “Trolls” (Fox). This charming animated comedy makes enjoyable viewing for all age...

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