Movie & Book Reviews


Bishop hopes ‘fictional memoir’ has appeal for Catholics, non-Catholics
Apr 18 2015
“I’m no author,” averred retired Bishop Francis A. Quinn of Sacramento, California.

Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood star in a scene from the movie "The Longest Ride." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. (CNS photo/Fox) Movie Review: The Longest Ride
Apr 10 2015
This romantic drama amounts to little more than a sentimental soap opera.

Movie Review: Furious 7
Apr 08 2015
True to form, exotic settings, stale dictums and always-murky moral values characterize "Furious 7."

Lesson of Special Olympics is ‘all life is beautiful,’ Shriver says
Apr 08 2015
Tim Shriver says his new book “Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most” is “really a long thank-you letter to a lot of people.

Precious memories preserved in book about Baltimore’s Little Italy
Mar 28 2015
The Italian immigrant experience and the history of Baltimore’s storied Italian neighborhood are captured in a new book.

A.D.: The Bible Continues
Mar 28 2015
The opportunity to watch a biblical interpretation on the big or small screen can be a mixed blessing.

Movie Review: Cinderella
Mar 13 2015
“Cinderella” (Disney) injects vibrant new life into a venerable fairy tale.

New books provide spiritual reading during Lent or all year
Mar 01 2015
Here is a selection of recent releases that might be suitable for your spiritual reading during Lent or throughout the year.

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ called ‘direct assault’ on marriage, morality
Feb 12 2015
The new movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” is “a direct assault on Christian marriage, Cincinnati's archbishop said.

New film ‘Black or White’ aims to ‘start the conversation’ on race
Jan 30 2015
"Black and White" is not an overtly religious film, but it addresses what might be called "faith-based" values.