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      Pauline Center for Media Studies is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Hosea Rupprecht.

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      My Sailor, My Love (2022) Hosea Rupprecht A gentle story of love late in life and the complex family dynamics that can come with it.
      Posted Sep 28, 2023
      Route 60: Biblical Highway (2023) Hosea Rupprecht Besides the various stops along Route 60, the film is interwoven with some dramatic elements, beautiful artwork, and wonderfully chosen passages of Scripture to deepen the reflections offered by the hosts.
      Posted Sep 21, 2023
      The Hill (2023) Hosea Rupprecht Starring Dennis Quaid as Rickey's preacher Dad, James, and directed by Jeff Celentano, this faith-based sports film uses the titular metaphor to express what Rickey had to overcome to pursue his heart's desire.
      Posted Aug 25, 2023
      With This Light (2023) Hosea Rupprecht May we all be inspired by this example of tenacious caring.
      Posted Aug 10, 2023
      The Miracle Club (2023) Hosea Rupprecht For the most part, The Miracle Club is light fare with the antics of the ladies providing a good dose of humor. It's too bad that these amazing actors didn't have a more substantial script to work with.
      Posted Jul 14, 2023
      Sound of Freedom (2022) Hosea Rupprecht Sound of Freedom plays like an action thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat at the same time as being a drama about Tim's first foray into rescuing trafficked kids. Caviezel's acting is spot on.
      Posted Jun 30, 2023
      Padre Pio (2022) Hosea Rupprecht If you go into this film thinking you're going to see a movie about the life of Saint Padre Pio, you will be roundly disappointed. Why director Abel Ferrara used the saint's name as the title of the film is just as confusing as the film itself.
      Posted Jun 02, 2023
      Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World (2023) Hosea Rupprecht The films presents a sweeping view of the of life of the oldest boxer to win a heavyweight title. Unfortunately, it tries to do too much and ends up bouncing through Foreman's life with too little depth.
      Posted May 12, 2023
      A Father's Heart (2022) Hosea Rupprecht A Father's Heart takes audiences all over the globe to document Catholicism's devotion to St. Joseph and hear the stories of those who have experienced miracles and life-changing moments through his intercession.
      Posted May 05, 2023
      On a Wing and a Prayer (2023) Hosea Rupprecht I hope your family gets to experience this prayerful, moving film together and come out with a smile on your face and a little more faith in your heart.
      Posted Apr 13, 2023
      Miracle at Manchester (2022) Hosea Rupprecht What impresses me about the story is Brycen's good spirits and generosity even as he faces setback after setback.
      Posted Apr 13, 2023
      The Journey: A Music Special from Andrea Bocelli (2023) Hosea Rupprecht Amid the hustle and bustle of daily life, give yourself an opportunity to take a deep breath, relax and be touched by the music of The Journey.
      Posted Apr 13, 2023
      A Handful of Water (2019) Hosea Rupprecht Although Thurba sometimes makes the wrong choices, Pribak brings her to life with heart and impish sweetness.
      Posted Apr 13, 2023
      In Viaggio: The Travels of Pope Francis (2022) Hosea Rupprecht Rosi has done us all a favor by compiling such [impressive footage] that not only reminds us of what it means to be a disciple of Christ and show love for our brothers and sisters, especially the suffering, but also shows us the heart of... Pope Francis.
      Posted Mar 30, 2023
      Santiago: The Camino Within (2023) Hosea Rupprecht If you only do one special thing during what's left of Lent, perhaps experiencing this film and making your own cinematic pilgrimage might be it.
      Posted Mar 24, 2023
      The Confession Musical (2023) Hosea Rupprecht This filmed version of the stage play enables audiences join with theater goers to witness this powerful story of faith, connection, and love.
      Posted Feb 10, 2023
      Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (2022) Hosea Rupprecht All around, Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio comes down as one of the best of 2022.
      Posted Jan 19, 2023
      My Father Muhammad Ali (2023) Hosea Rupprecht That story just might provide a sense of hope for others who are experiencing dark times, no matter what they are. When one is suffering, it helps to know that one is not alone.
      Posted Jan 13, 2023
      Children of the Mist (2021) Hosea Rupprecht Children of the Mist is an eye-opening film that begs to be seen.
      Posted Jan 06, 2023
      The Whale (2022) Hosea Rupprecht [Brendan Fraser's] acting in this film will knock your socks off. The story is as about as human as it can get with the darkness and the light vying with each other for dominance in this broken man's soul.
      Posted Dec 29, 2022
      Strange World (2022) Hosea Rupprecht It's not up there on the same level as the recent Encanto or the wildly popular Frozen films, but it still delivers a strong story about family, finding your vocation in life, and caring for the earth.
      Posted Dec 09, 2022
      Good Night Oppy (2022) Hosea Rupprecht If space exploration is your bailiwick, you'll be sure to enjoy [Good Night Oppy].
      Posted Dec 02, 2022
      Devotion (2022) Hosea Rupprecht Even though the film isn't going to knock your socks off, it's still worth the watch.
      Posted Nov 29, 2022
      200 Meters (2020) Hosea Rupprecht The film is made even more poignant because writer-director Nayfeh weaves his own experience into the story as well as the experiences his friends have related to him.
      Posted Nov 19, 2022
      Prophet (2022) Hosea Rupprecht Prophet follows a historical path, highlighting significant moments in Polish history between 1950 and 1980. Each moment finds Wyszynski fighting the government, always trying to gain better circumstances for the people and the Church.
      Posted Nov 11, 2022
      Black Adam (2022) Hosea Rupprecht Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate provides the best performance, looking debonair and put together, even as he struggles to convince Adam that he can become the champion that his people need.
      Posted Oct 28, 2022
      First Responders (2022) Hosea Rupprecht If your heart isn't moved by the stories of Mark and Karen, Darnell and Nia (which probably isn't at all possible), the interviews with actual first responders at the end of the film will.
      Posted Oct 27, 2022
      Voodoo Macbeth (2021) Hosea Rupprecht The film does tell a story vital to theater history, African-American history, and the contribution of Orson Welles as an artist and storyteller.
      Posted Oct 20, 2022
      Mother Teresa: No Greater Love (2022) Hosea Rupprecht With unprecedented access to institutional archives and filmed at MC locations around the world, this film is truly a work of art and will be a spiritual inspiration to people of faith and people of no faith.
      Posted Oct 07, 2022
      Luck (2022) Hosea Rupprecht The film is family friendly with plenty of laughs for everyone. The voice actors really hit the target in the movie, especially Simon Pegg as Bob the Cat but Whoopi Goldberg voicing the Captain.
      Posted Aug 05, 2022
      Lightyear (2022) Hosea Rupprecht It doesn't quite make it to infinity or anywhere beyond. However, Lightyear does have its share of laughs and action that kids will enjoy and the accompanying adults will be entertained enough that they're not itching to get out of their seats.
      Posted Jul 01, 2022
      The Matter of Life (2022) Hosea Rupprecht A well-rounded, well-researched, well-presented film.
      Posted May 26, 2022
      Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) Hosea Rupprecht The thrills come at you with lightning speed but it's also the closest the MCU has come to the zombie apocalypse while dipping its toe in horror film territory.
      Posted May 12, 2022
      The Bad Guys (2022) Hosea Rupprecht The Bad Guys couches a great lesson for kids in a fun-filled, action-packed heist movie: being good and doing good makes one feel good.
      Posted Apr 22, 2022
      Marry Me (2022) Hosea Rupprecht Rom-coms are formulaic and Marry Me checks all the boxes, almost as if a computer spit out the main points.
      Posted Mar 18, 2022
      Uncharted (2022) Hosea Rupprecht There's not much depth to the film as it's meant to be frivolous fun, which it is.
      Posted Mar 05, 2022
      Belfast (2021) Hosea Rupprecht Branagh's film is stunning, shot in black-and-white and gives honor to family and relationships.
      Posted Feb 10, 2022
      West Side Story (2021) Hosea Rupprecht The tragedy of West Side Story is as poignant today as it was back in the 60's.
      Posted Jan 28, 2022
      The Man from Nowhere (2021) Hosea Rupprecht This is a story desperately needed in our time when there are so many broken relationships of all kinds. The movie is not perfect and suffers from an ending that's too neat and tidy, but it still has much wisdom to offer.
      Posted Jan 15, 2022
      Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) Hosea Rupprecht Tom Holland gives one of the best performances of his life.
      Posted Jan 14, 2022
      Purgatory (2020) Hosea Rupprecht I hope you'll join me after experiencing this profound film.
      Posted Nov 24, 2021
      Clifford the Big Red Dog (2021) Hosea Rupprecht Clifford the Big Red Dog isn't a particularly deep film with any profound meaning, but it is a lot of fun.
      Posted Nov 12, 2021
      Inside Out (2015) Hosea Rupprecht A long-time proponent that Toy Story is Pixar's best film, I might have to re-look at that conviction in light of the absolute delight that is Inside Out.
      Posted Sep 13, 2021
      Minions (2015) Hosea Rupprecht Minions has a hard time holding up as a story on its own. Although the antics of Kevin, Stuart, and Bob keep the laughs coming, the story fizzles out in the middle.
      Posted Sep 13, 2021
      Jurassic World (2015) Hosea Rupprecht As I watched the really neat digital dinos chase people around, the scenes that resonated most with me were the ones that took place in the park's laboratory.
      Posted Sep 13, 2021
      Max (2015) Hosea Rupprecht There's a little more violence than your usual early teen flick but it still stays within the realm of family-friendly film.
      Posted Sep 13, 2021
      Ant-Man (2015) Hosea Rupprecht If you're a big fan of the ever-expanding Marvel cinematic universe, you'll love the addition of Ant-Man to the mix. If you're just out to see a movie and pick this one because it sounds weird and the show time is right, you're in for some laughs...
      Posted Sep 13, 2021
      Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) Hosea Rupprecht I'm quite the sap for action films. I like the fast paced, heart-stopping sequences. Rogue Nation does not disappoint.
      Posted Sep 13, 2021
      Learning to Drive (2014) Hosea Rupprecht I believe Learning to Drive, for a thoughtful adult audience, could be a lead-in to a wonderful conversation about attitudes toward life, especially in the face of loss.
      Posted Sep 13, 2021
      Z for Zachariah (2015) Hosea Rupprecht Sometimes leaving a story in the hands of the audience falls flat but in Z for Zachariah, the up-in-the-air twists and turns creates room for profound reflection.
      Posted Sep 13, 2021
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