Sr. Rose Pacatte

Sr. Rose Pacatte
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% On the Record (2020) On the Record becomes an immediate part of the canon of films about gender and racial oppression and violence in the United States today. - Sister Rose at the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
94% Boys State (2020) I found the film challenging in that it shows young men growing up to be just like some of those who hold office currently. But it showed signs of character and courage in some of the boys, which offers hope for our contentious public square. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
No Score Yet The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel (2019) The story of these powerful women draws you in. It is easy to identify with the domestic trials and challenges the family faces. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
88% Screened Out (2020) "Screened Out" is guaranteed to hook you once you start watching. - National Catholic Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
20% A Fall From Grace (2019) This Netflix original is a well-told cautionary tale. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
73% Lost Girls (2020) You may have already seen the story of the "Lost Girls" on true-crime shows, but this film makes the loss of so many young women, whose killer or killers have never been caught, so much more tragic. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
87% Emma. (2020) All the characters have funny foibles, and themes of kindness, forgiveness, generosity, and love abound to offset the selfishness of the rising British upper class. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
100% Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Story (2020) This story, about a genuinely good man, is the perfect film for a sports-starved audiences during the quarantine. - Sister Rose at the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
65% Troop Zero (2020) This is a touching film about inclusivity, children's need for adult supervision and interaction, forgiveness, and kindness. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
48% Burden (2020) Burden, which is inspired by true events, tells a difficult story with simplicity and courage. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
61% The Call of the Wild (2020) The film may be named The Call of the Wild, but it's really a call to community. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
81% Phoenix, Oregon (2020) This is a very sweet film, a parable, about men who keep trying in life even when things go awry. - Sister Rose at the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
60% I am Patrick (2020) "I am Patrick" has many things to recommend it and add it to your must-see list. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
77% The Banker (2020) [T]he filmmakers here make a risky calculation that the audience will be mesmerized by numbers and truth be told, I was. - National Catholic Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
84% The Way Back (2020) Ben Affleck... plays this role in a deeply-felt and convincing manner. - Sister Rose at the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
51% I Still Believe (2020) This biopic of the real-life romance between the future contemporary Christian singer Jeremy Camp and the strong and good Melissa Henning is very touching. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Waititi's film is very much an anti-hate satire. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
70% Bombshell (2019) The performances in the film are spot-on, especially Theron as Kelly. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
89% 1917 (2020) As a whole, the film fails cinematically even if some scenes are effective. - Sister Rose at the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
90% Dark Waters (2019) "Dark Waters" is moving and if you are paying attention, it will concern and infuriate you. - Sister Rose at the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
95% Marriage Story (2019) What is so startling is Nicole and Charlie's lack of depth about their lives. Yes, they mourn the end of their marriage, but Baumbach's script offers no emotional or spiritual rationale for their sorrow. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
96% The Irishman (2019) Stephen Zaillian's script tells a mob story we've seen many times before. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
89% The Two Popes (2019) The magic of this mostly fictional film from Netflix is that it imagines an example of authentic listening and dialogue. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
42% Midway (2019) Midway is at best an uneven, ambitious telling of the battle. The impressive ensemble cast is unable to overcome inane dialogue and almost a complete lack of character development. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) The film makes car racing look easy but also shows it is the result of high art: poetry, scientific brilliance, hard work, human genius, and great fun all mixed together. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
68% Joker (2019) Joker begs for understanding and kindness, of which there is hardly any in the film. Phoenix should finally win an Oscar for his performance. He is heartbreaking. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
71% Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable (2019) Aaron Lieber cowrote, produced, and directed the documentary very well. He captures the synchronicity of Bethany's powerful yet graceful athleticism with visual rhythm and style. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
83% Just Mercy (2020) As a fan of legal dramas, I found the courtroom scenes in the film to be powerful. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
89% The Two Popes (2019) The performances are exceptional and award worthy. - National Catholic Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
64% Love Actually (2003) There is enough love to go around, but I am not sure this movie does a good job of spreading it. - Sister Rose at the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
96% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) While there is nothing explicitly visual in the film, the pathos with which the men tell their stories is heartbreaking. It is not an easy film to watch. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) The Peanut Butter Falcon is a charming movie, filled with humanity and heart, even if it doesn't always make narrative sense. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
61% The Riot Act (2018) It is a strong first feature from writer/director Devon Parks, even if it is a little slow going and too smart for itself. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) This romantic comedy, written by Richard Curtis and directed by Danny Boyle, is funny, sweet, and guaranteed to make you smile. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
100% Don't Be Nice (2019) For these poets, writing is a form of activism; poetry is their song. I found the film to be inspiring and moving. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
75% Spider in the Web (2019) [Spider in the Web] is not altogether satisfying as a story, but it works well enough as a smoke-and-mirrors spy caper. It shows that the world is a dangerous place with countries acting in their own self-interest. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Parasite... is a clever, dark comedy and social commentary about the invisible working poor who will do anything to survive. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
53% The Lion King (2019) Not all remakes are successful, but this version of The Lion King shines. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
53% The Lion King (2019) Leave comparisons at home and enjoy 2019's "The Lion King" for what it is: a work of art. - National Catholic Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
76% Skin (2019) "Skin" is a small, powerful, raw well-acted film that gives a close-up look at people who believe they have been left behind by society, that they have some kind of righteous claim to superiority, and a look as well as their leaders who exploit them. - National Catholic Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
80% Late Night (2019) Thompson is brilliant as the host whose tenuous link to any meaning in life is her relationship with her husband. When a revelation threatens their bond-along with the thought of losing her show-Katherine changes and grows as a person. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) It is vintage Tarantino, an ode to television's past with an impressive cast. Only this time, tragically, the plot is based on true events. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
55% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Adam Driver delivers deadpan dialogue perfectly, but Swinton steals the show. It's as if Jarmusch called all of his friends together to be a part of an ensemble cast and then made the film just for fun. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
95% Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2019) Be Natural is an essential film to appreciate cinema and the role that women played in its development-as well as the possibilities for female directors today and tomorrow. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
50% A Dog's Journey (2019) It is the sequel to the 2017 film A Dog's Purpose, but the new film stands on its own. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
80% A Hidden Life (2019) Take your time and relish the artistry, the tension, the anxiety of choosing to follow one's conscience or choosing to go to a war one does not believe in and from which one may never return. - National Catholic Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
50% Tolkien (2019) "Tolkien" is a beautifully rendered film, and Hoult and Collins are confident and strong in their roles; their performances complement one another extremely well. - National Catholic Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
88% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (2019) An interesting -- and exhausting -- film. I didn't not like it. - Sister Rose at the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
27% UglyDolls (2019) While this is obviously a movie directed at children, adults can appreciate the opportunity to reflect on the power of positive self-esteem and looking for the good in everyone. Clarkson is a perfect voice for Moxy. - Sister Rose at the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
99% Knock Down the House (2019) AOC is the film's darling, but the three other strong women profiled are deeply inspiring and committed in their own right. - Sister Rose at the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019