Sr. Rose Pacatte

Sr. Rose Pacatte
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T-Meter Title | Year
86% The House That Rob Built (2021) Selvig was an intense coach, as this beautifully rendered film shows, but he knew the backgrounds of his players and the challenges they faced. He was able to demand the best without breaking them. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
92% The Life Ahead (2020) Gueye is a promising new talent. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
56% Finding You (2021) Finding You is a story of grief, healing, reconciliation, and hope across generations. I was very moved at the relationship between Finley and Cathleen, which shows how caring knows no boundaries. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
No Score Yet Resurrection (2021) Resurrection follows the Gospels fairly closely, and the film is a good watch for the family seeking inspiration during Holy Week and the Easter Triduum. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
50% Yes Day (2021) Garner gives such a high-energy performance in the opening scenes of the film that it made me think it could be her last action role. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
100% Evelyn (2018) I was deeply moved by the simplicity of this gentle film and the courage it took to make it. It drew out my compassion for those who consider suicide as their only option, as well as the loved ones left behind. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
14% Roe v. Wade (2021) The film's assertions are fact-checked on its website, but the statistics at the end of the film are dated. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
52% A Week Away (2021) The cast is racially diverse, talented, and engaging. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
No Score Yet Lady of Guadalupe (2020) Lady of Guadalupe is a beautiful tribute to the mother of God, the faith of the Mexican people, and all who honor Our Lady of Guadalupe as a patroness of life. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
92% The Perfect Candidate (2020) Directed and cowritten by Haifaa Al-Mansour, the story deals with bias against women but also celebrates their strength as Maryam, her coworkers, and sisters take on challenges to improve the lives of the people. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
74% When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl) (2019) In small ways that go right to the heart, the film tells the story of a child's grief, loss, and fear during the years leading up to the Holocaust. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
51% Four Good Days (2021) Rodrigo García directs in a way that breaks your heart but gives hope as well. The film is for addicts and those who love them. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
26% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Hillbilly Elegy seems more like a glimpse of a life still unfinished than a saga and social observation, rather than overt political commentary. - National Catholic Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2021
57% Gun and a Hotel Bible (2019) "Gun and a Hotel Bible" is entertaining, well-acted, thought-provoking and thematically, it is for mature audiences. I found it very engaging. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2021
81% Over the Moon (2020) Over the Moon is a beautifully crafted animated musical. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2021
No Score Yet bOObs: The War on Women's Breasts (2020) This film is important and unique, and the information provided is compelling. It is like watching a PowerPoint presentation on film because every fact stated or revealed comes with the reference for the research. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2021
89% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Once the trial starts, the film becomes a terrific courtroom drama. The conversations between Abbie Hoffman and Hayden are brilliant. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2021
95% Soul (2020) The film is an ode to teachers. - National Catholic Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2021
98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Viola Davis is a manipulative diva who commands attention and obedience. Her mesmerizing performance consumes the screen... Chadwick Boseman as Levee broke my heart. - National Catholic Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2020
89% Dear Santa (2020) ...so inspiring a film that it may help you think better of the United States Postal Service... - National Catholic Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
67% The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020) Although Belsnickel's very naughty elves and Santa's elves get into elf battles that go on a little too long, this is a family movie that deals with grief, loss, healing and growing in age and grace. - National Catholic Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
89% Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020) "Jingle Jangle" is gorgeous to look at and with a score by John Debney and the voices of Usher and newcomer Madalen Mills are warm and beautiful. Forest Whitaker is simply one of the best. - Sister Rose at the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
76% Dawn of the Dead (2004) [It] has something to say about the human person, society and sometimes religion. - National Catholic Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
92% Shaun of the Dead (2004) This is a very funny movie, if you can stand the gore and the thought of your best friend being kept a zombie to play video games with. - National Catholic Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
83% Juan of the Dead (2012) Juan of the Dead is a huge laugh at the Cuban revolution. - National Catholic Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
No Score Yet Latino Vote: Dispatches From The Battleground (2020) The Latino Vote: Dispatches from the Battleground doesn't offer much analysis of these "dispatches" or interviews, it just kind of puts it all out there for you to experience. - National Catholic Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
No Score Yet Two Crowns (Dwie Korony) (2018) I was very moved that the filmmakers included the dark expressionist paintings of a Holocaust survivor. - Sister Rose at the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
91% Enola Holmes (2020) I was surprised at how deftly Enola unfolds the mystery, but it is also about women's suffrage and feminism in late 19th-century England. It shows that there are alternative ways to resolve conflict and redress wrongs other than violence. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
No Score Yet Pray: The Story of Patrick Peyton (2020) Pray is an inspiring story that shows why Father Peyton may someday be named a saint. - National Catholic Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2020
62% Radioactive (2020) Curie's relevance shines through the film. She continues to pave the way for women to assert their intelligence and persist in gaining their rightful place in academia and research. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2020
100% All In: The Fight for Democracy (2020) I really liked how Abrams' intelligence and her natural steady and serene personality are shown throughout the film, in scenes from her student days on through to her running for governor. - National Catholic Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2020
72% Mulan (2020) Mulan is the best live-action film to come from Disney in a very long time. - National Catholic Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2020
79% Greyhound (2020) I love Hanks, but this is an example of a book that does not translate well to the screen. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2020
92% Rebuilding Paradise (2020) This is a powerful film, but I thought Howard went soft on this notorious company that has a history of choosing profit over the health and well-being of its customers. - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2020
82% The Painted Bird (2020) Filmed in black and white, the stark landscape scenes are masterpieces of minimalism that evoke feelings of isolation and loneliness; the closeups are compelling still portraits. The balance of narrative and image is in perfect tension - St. Anthony Messenger EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2020
58% Fatima (2020) The secrets of Fatima are included if you look closely, as are Mary's pleas to pray the rosary, to avoid sin and to do good. - National Catholic Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
94% Dads (2020) A funny, good-hearted documentary celebrating fathers. - National Catholic Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
89% Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) [Words on Bathroom Walls] does a realistic job of letting us get inside Adam to see, hear and feel what he does. - National Catholic Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
74% Flannery (2020) ...a seamless, aesthetic portrait of the writer's life... - National Catholic Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
99% 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
79% 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
68% 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
50% 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
62% 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