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Keeping the Faith
" follow their respective faiths, with Brian becoming a Catholic priest and Jake in line to become his congregation's..."

April 14, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story
This biopic provides an introduction to the work of Dorothy Day, activist for the disenfranchised and founder of the newspaper called The Catholic Worker.
"...for the Communist newspaper The Call, she turned to Catholicism and chose to live in poverty and work amongst..."

Oct. 18, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Brothers McMullen
"...wry and touching script about a family of Irish Catholic brothers, all at different stages of denial toward commitment..."

Aug. 25, 1995 Movie Review by Alison Macor

"...the lives of two diametrically opposed yet fundamentally similar Catholic priests in modern Liverpool. Young Father Greg (electrifyingly played..."

April 21, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cracking Open The Devil's Doorway
Horror director Aislinn Clarke on Ireland's dirty secret
" the history of Ireland, and how the Roman Catholic Church treated young women...."

July 14, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Holiday Viewing: The Gospel According to St. Matthew
“The most sublime Texts ever written”
" were, stripped of the nearly two millennia of Catholic doctrine, interpretation, and indoctrination...."

Dec. 20, 2017 Screens Post by Nick Barbaro

The AggreGAYtor: July 18
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...real confused over married couples, and Vancouver bucks a Catholic trend, as your AggreGAYtor throws Huntershade...."

July 18, 2014 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

Just a Just World
St. Edwards blocks Equality Texas from Internship Fair
"...could, and she speaks from her position as a Catholic and St. Ed's alum. Whoa...."

Sept. 2, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

Catholics Start Campaigning
The Catholic League starts to position itself to lobby presidential candidates, and defend Christmas.
"...too forget there's an oppressed religious minority in America. Catholics. In a mail out from the Catholic League for..."

Aug. 15, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

It's like Ring, but with an app instead of a ghost in a well
"...we are introduced to Father John (Byrne), a stoner Catholic priest passionately obsessed with demonology. In his first moments..."

Nov. 1, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Lady Bird
An enchanting coming-of-age tale from Greta Gerwig
"...Saoirse Ronan plays Christine McPherson, a senior in a Catholic high school who prefers to be called Lady Bird,..."

Nov. 10, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

13 Minutes
A plot to blow Hitler up goes wrong
"...pretty young thing, or a pretty married woman. A Catholic pacifist (when he’s not working on clocks or playing..."

July 28, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

This terrific newspaper movie gets all the elements right
"...into allegations of the sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests, as well as the church’s systemic cover-up of..."

Nov. 20, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Last Witch Hunter
The Last Witch Hunter? Promises, promises.
"...scenery and hassle otherwise ordinary, Williamsburg witches for the Catholic Legion of Decency, or, as it’s called in the..."

Oct. 23, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Vatican Tapes
Pray for us; it's exorcism time again
" the emergency room for stitches, where the hospital’s Catholic chaplain Father Lozano (Peña, looking like he wants to..."

July 24, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Brendan Gleeson stars in this darkly hilarious and deeply ruminative update on the passion play.
"...tells the story of his sexual molestation by a Catholic priest that lasted for five years, starting when he..."

Aug. 15, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Don Jon
Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as a guy who prefers porn to his girlfriend Scarlet Johansson in this film which also he wrote and directed.
"...Jon (Gordon-Levitt) is an Italian-Catholic gym rat from New Jersey who prefers online pornography..."

Sept. 27, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Big Wedding
In this wedding comedy, a bridegroom’s bitterly divorced parents (De Niro and Keaton) must pretend they’re still married to appease his Catholic birth mother.
"...handee on feminist politics – but when Alejandro’s very Catholic birth mother arrives for the wedding, the entire family..."

May 3, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Mighty Macs
This film tells the story of rookie basketball coach and future Hall of Famer Cathy Rush who led the women of Immaculata College to three consecutive national championships from 1972 to 1974.
" Cathy Rush who, as a rookie at the Catholic, all-women Immaculata College, led her girls to three consecutive..."

Oct. 21, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Rite
In this supernatural thriller, Anthony Hopkins plays a Vatican-based exorcist who trains a doubting seminary student to drive out the Devil.
"...the priestly gig before taking his vows. Yet the Catholic hierarchy doesn’t let go of the young blood so..."

Feb. 4, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Edge of Darkness
This thriller marks a middling comeback for Mad Mel Gibson
"...small sprinkling of gray hair. He seems chastened – Catholic imagery is all over this film – and humbled..."

Jan. 29, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Nic Cage delivers one of his best and most outrageous performances in Werner Herzog's cops-and-iguanas drama.
"...flagrant abuse of the badge), but gone are the Catholic guilt, the New York City streets, and the naked,..."

Dec. 11, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Angels & Demons
The chase is on, but there's no Holy Grail to be found in this suspenseless trail of decoded symbols.
"...bob. Langdon returns in Angels & Demons, another Roman Catholic Church conspiracy piece from bestseller Dan Brown, as do..."

May 15, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

My Brother Is an Only Child
This Italian film is a coming-of-age story about a young man who – like the era he was born into – has no idea how to come of age, except by fits and starts.
"...Benassi (Propizio), he’s a fiery young student at a Catholic preparatory school in small-town Italy. It’s October 1962, and..."

May 16, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Beyond the Gates
With infinite grace but no real suspense, Beyond the Gates bears dramatic witness to the Rwandan ethnic genocide of the last decade.
"...patented, wizened gnome mode, is fine here as the Catholic missionary Father Christopher, who oversees the ramshackle school and..."

June 1, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bad Education
Almodóvar delivers the finest movie of his career: a film noir melodrama that maybe should be called film sanguine.
"...but instead the illegal and immoral kind between a Catholic priest and his prepubescent male student. Despite the explosion..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Exorcist: The Beginning
Help us, Lucifer. This prequel is cursed.
"...abysmal take on the once and future king of Catholic horror shows comes not as a welcome return to..."

Aug. 27, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...and inspire action against the Nazis by involving the Catholic Church. In other words, as my notes read, "This..."

March 7, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Kiss Me, Stupid
"...Wilder farce got it in trouble with critics, the Catholic Legion of Decency, and other self-appointed American censors at..."

July 8, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
Catholic school boys and comics.
"...institution determined to control their hearts and minds: the Catholic Church. Here, that institution is personified in the mirthless..."

June 21, 2002 Movie Review by Steve Davis

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