Here are the latest movie reviews from Catholic News Service. In addition to MPAA ratings, these Catholic movie reviews include faith-based CNS classifications and summaries of the key film elements on which the classifications are based.
Reviews of hundreds of older films also are available on the USCCB Web site.
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- April 6, 2017
- The Case for Christ
CNS photo by Pure Flix
- Christian apologetics, the branch of theology devoted to proving the reasonableness of belief in Jesus, is almost as old as the faith itself. Three documents in this genre, for instance, survive from the writings of St. Justin Martyr, who died in the middle of the second century.
- April 5, 2017
- The Zookeeper's Wife
Moviegoers of goodwill may ask themselves, while watching the fact-based historical drama "The Zookeeper's Wife" (Focus), why they aren't enjoying themselves more. The story the film tells is undeniably inspiring. But the manner in which it's told is dramatically thin.Read More
- April 4, 2017
- The Blackcoat's Daughter
This year's crop of demon-possession plots -- that hardy stalwart of horror -- kicks off in high style with the very adult "The Blackcoat's Daughter" (A24).Read More
- March 31, 2017
- Ghost in the Shell
"Ghost in the Shell" (Paramount), director Rupert Sanders' murky, boring adaptation of a series of comics by Masamune Shirow, offers little beyond glitzy futuristic cityscapes. This live-action version of Shirow's sci-fi-themed manga -- first published in 1989 and previously the inspiration for two animated features -- is also somewhat exploitative.Read More
- March 30, 2017
- The Boss Baby
Fans of Stewie Griffin, the "enfant terrible" of Fox-TV's "Family Guy," will know in advance just what effect the folks behind "The Boss Baby" (Fox) are aiming for with their incongruously mature title character.Read More
- March 24, 2017
- Saban's Power Rangers
A Saturday morning children's show gets its third big-screen treatment with "Saban's Power Rangers" (Lionsgate).Read More
- March 17, 2017
- Beauty and the Beast
Disney's live-action adaptation of its beloved 1991 animated film "Beauty and the Beast" arrives in theaters amid a swirl of controversy over the updating of one of its characters into an openly gay man.Read More
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