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Sr. Rose Pacatte
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% Creed II (2018) The boxing sequences are brutal, no matter how much people want to turn boxing into a metaphor for inner growth and building character. The message is that family matters above all. ‐ St. Anthony Messenger
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
54% Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer (2018) The film may be preaching to the people who already believe that abortion is the taking of the most innocent of human lives, but perhaps it will inform and change some hearts. ‐ St. Anthony Messenger
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
81% Instant Family (2018) Wahlberg and Byrne have great chemistry and excellent comedic timing. Moner is thoroughly believable as the smart, vulnerable, and conflicted older sister who accuses Ellie of being a fake mom and Pete of being a white savior.‐ St. Anthony Messenger
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
81% Boy Erased (2018) "Boy Erased" may not be a perfect film, but it is probably one of the most important films you will see this year.‐ National Catholic Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
100% On Her Shoulders (2018) The audience walks with Nadia. We feel her loneliness and fatigue. Yet she is hopeful and unstoppable. On Her Shoulders shows that it is not enough to be polite in the face of genocide. We must care and act.‐ St. Anthony Messenger
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
89% The Sentence (2018) Cindy's journey, her determination to do well despite everything, is a human triumph. ‐ National Catholic Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
97% The Hate U Give (2018) Sternberg is a talent to watch; the camera loves her. ‐ National Catholic Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) This film, directed by Susanna Fogel, is a crass and vulgar spy caper with few admirable qualities, aside from the competent pairing of Kunis and McKinnon and one terrific laugh about the overwrought menu of a certain American restaurant chain. ‐ St. Anthony Messenger
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
70% The Apparition (L'apparition) (2018) While The Apparition is long and the drama uneven, the reverence for Our Lady and the genuine search for faith will inspire audiences. Mary is always present in the film. ‐ St. Anthony Messenger
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Despite Wu's sympathetic performance as an independent woman willing to sacrifice her own happiness, in the end it's still all about getting the guy.‐ St. Anthony Messenger
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
38% Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018) This inspiring film, directed by Harold Cronk, is replete with themes of forgiveness, family, and faith. ‐ St. Anthony Messenger
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) With a touch of romance and the promise of more sequels, the film is a superhero treat for ordinary mortals. ‐ St. Anthony Messenger
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
99% Eighth Grade (2018) Hamilton's performance as the single dad, who is as awkward as his daughter, is warm and positive. Fisher is a revelation and plays her role painfully well. ‐ St. Anthony Messenger
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
76% Smallfoot (2018) I have to admit, animated films are not my favorite genre, but every once in a while one surprises me. The children at the advance screening loved the film but, in many ways, "Smallfoot" is a contemporary and relevant parable for teens and grownups. ‐ National Catholic Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
60% Operation Finale (2018) Chris Weitz shows his versatile talent as a director who elicits performances that humanize all the characters, even the ones who seem to deserve it the least.‐ National Catholic Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) The first thing you will notice as you watch this film, and be distracted by, is how much Washington sounds like his father, Denzel Washington. Once you get over this, the story draws you in. ‐ National Catholic Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
92% Kusama: Infinity (2018) "Kusama: Infinity" makes me believe that as Dostoevsky once wrote, "Beauty will save the world."‐ National Catholic Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
66% Lizzie (2018) This is a taut, quiet and rigidly paced psychological drama - from motive to arrest, indictment and acquittal - more than potboiler crime thrillers. ‐ National Catholic Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
84% The Wife (2018) Close's performance is Oscar-worthy.‐ National Catholic Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
99% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) It is intimate, a little salty, and most entertaining.‐ National Catholic Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
98% Science Fair (2018) If you want to "geek out" by rejoicing with young people who are willing to try, treat yourself to this film.‐ National Catholic Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
72% Christopher Robin (2018) "Christopher Robin" is delightful. ‐ National Catholic Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
90% Eating Animals (2018) Their stories are grim but hopeful. ‐ St. Anthony Messenger
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The film tilts more toward action than ethics, but it's still a good film. ‐ St. Anthony Messenger
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) The second upholds the franchise's tradition of a wild, confusing celebration of brute force and violence within the context of the war on drugs, with a touch of terrorism.‐ National Catholic Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) The camera loves Offerman's expressive eyes and Sam's beautiful, determined face. This is a coming-of-age film for dads as much as it is for daughters.‐ National Catholic Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) "Leave No Trace" is almost perfect.‐ National Catholic Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
93% Beast (2018) Beast is a psychological thriller with terrific acting.‐ St. Anthony Messenger
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) The children's acting is inspired. ‐ St. Anthony Messenger
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
69% The Seagull (2018) It's like watching an engrossing and funny soap opera. But what we are really watching is a highly constructed study of characters who must interact in a fairly isolated and confined place, however beautiful and comfortable, for a short period of time. ‐ St. Anthony Messenger
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
84% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) The greatest gift he gives in this film is hope for the future. I envision this film being used for meditation, retreats and in catechesis. ‐ National Catholic Reporter
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
100% What Lies Upstream (2018) It seems to me that this timely new film establishes that the current attention given to Pruitt's living situation in Washington, D.C., and pay raises for officials in the EPA, are miniscule compared to the environmental disaster ahead. ‐ National Catholic Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
82% Chappaquiddick (2018) I question why director John Curran decided to tell this story and make this film now. I guess the term "alternative facts" - made popular by the current administration - explains it all. ‐ National Catholic Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
50% The Miracle Season (2018) Sean McNamara directs The Miracle Season with so much empathy that it compels me to give the film a B.K. rating (bring Kleenex). ‐ National Catholic Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
100% The Heart of Nuba (2018) The Heart of Nuba is remarkable, to me, for Carlson's ability to show how a Catholic layman lives his faith in a world of conflict with almost no humanitarian aid and is able to support his team's efforts to help the sick, wounded and dying.‐ National Catholic Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
No Score Yet The Dating Project (2018) The film's honesty, humanity, and humor will inspire young people and encourage parents to talk about things that matter before their children leave the nest.‐ St. Anthony Messenger
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
47% Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) [James] Faulkner does a brilliant job of portraying the former persecutor of Jesus' followers. [Jim] Caviezel, in a welcome change from his more solemn performances in film and television, is an animated friend and scribe to Paul. ‐ St. Anthony Messenger
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) If I were a Disney executive, this film would embarrass me. Or maybe this is one of those fantasy stories that need to stay the way you first imagined it in your head.‐ National Catholic Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
97% The Hurt Locker (2009) Visceral.‐ Sister Rose at the Movies
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
90% Million Dollar Baby (2004) It's too bad it is nihilism dressed up as compassion. ‐ Sister Rose at the Movies
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
74% Crash (2004) Crash is difficult to watch because of the moral chaos it portrays, but it is best film I have seen in a long time. ‐ Sister Rose at the Movies
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
93% No Country for Old Men (2007) It's a smart film and pure Coen. It has a point, though some may contest it. But it's not a must-see film for everyone so if you are a Coen fan, don't take your grandmother. She will say it sucks. ‐ Sister Rose at the Movies
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
91% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) The actors project a special authenticity that engages the viewer. ‐ Sister Rose at the Movies
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
63% I Can Only Imagine (2018) I Can Only Imagine is probably the best film of the Christian genre that I have seen so far and certainly the best from brothers Jon and Andrew Erwin (October Baby).‐ St. Anthony Messenger
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) Phantom Thread is either about two people with serious mental health problems whose lives elegantly collide or about the externalization of interior love so profound that they are willing to go to unfathomable lengths to finally admit it. ‐ St. Anthony Messenger
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
78% All the Money in the World (2017) [Mark] Wahlberg is credible as the negotiator, while Williams is superb and a worthy foil to her former father-in-law.‐ St. Anthony Messenger
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
24% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) It's as if Eastwood told them to forget the cameras and just be themselves. They are pretty good and believable as first-time actors.‐ National Catholic Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
91% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) McDonagh is an exceptional non-derivative storyteller and this follow-up to the violently subversively redemptive film "In Bruges" defies brilliant.‐ National Catholic Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
84% Polina (Polina, danser sa vie) (2017) The film is interesting enough, especially if dance is your focus.‐ Sister Rose at the Movies
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
76% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) "In the Fade" is a riveting film with a heartbreaking believable performance from [Diane] Kruger. ‐ Sister Rose at the Movies
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018