St. Anthony Messenger

St. Anthony Messenger is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Sr. Rose Pacatte
Rating Title/Year Author
The Favourite (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte The Favourite was not my favorite film of the year, though the costumes are magnificent. Rather than a humorous film, I thought it a sad, tragic story of royalty and aristocrats fighting over status and playing at governing. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
Roma (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte Roma, from writer/director Alfonso Cuarón, is a warm and loving memoir to Mexico City, where he grew up and was cared for by women who loved him and his siblings. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte Bohemian Rhapsody is one of the best rock dramas I have ever seen. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
Vice (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte This brilliant film explores what writer and director Adam McKay was able to uncover about Cheney's life through drama and considerable satire. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
Bird Box (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte Though Bird Box is not a religious film per se, Malorie leads by faith and not by sight. This film prompts a deep conversation exploring the meaning of interior, spiritual, and physical freedom. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
A Dog's Way Home (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte This is a disarmingly relevant film below the surface. But to appreciate it, one must suspend disbelief. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte The Girl in the Spider's Web lacks heart and compassion, choosing action over development of the flawed characters fans have come to love. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
Green Book (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte Director Peter Farrelly's empathy for the story and ability to draw such striking and nuanced performances from the actors will inspire audiences. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte Though I liked the idea of a young girl with an interest in engineering, the integrated cast, and the ballet showcase, surely Disney can produce classic stories with more depth and feeling in ways that reflect their considerable resources EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte Lin-Manuel Miranda of "Hamilton" is excellent in his first film role. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
Creed II (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
Gosnell (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
Instant Family (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
On Her Shoulders (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2018
The Apparition (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2018
Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte This inspiring film, directed by Harold Cronk, is replete with themes of forgiveness, family, and faith. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2018
Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte With a touch of romance and the promise of more sequels, the film is a superhero treat for ordinary mortals. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2018
Eighth Grade (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2018
Eating Animals (2017) Sr. Rose Pacatte Their stories are grim but hopeful. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2018
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte The film tilts more toward action than ethics, but it's still a good film. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2018
Beast (2017) Sr. Rose Pacatte Beast is a psychological thriller with terrific acting. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2018
Estiu 1993 (2017) Sr. Rose Pacatte The children's acting is inspired. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2018
The Seagull (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2018
The Dating Project (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2018
Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte [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. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2018
I Can Only Imagine (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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). EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2018
Phantom Thread (2017) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2018
All the Money in the World (2017) Sr. Rose Pacatte [Mark] Wahlberg is credible as the negotiator, while Williams is superb and a worthy foil to her former father-in-law. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2018
Hostiles (2017) Sr. Rose Pacatte It wants to be profound-to show how people of different ethnicities can learn to get along. But it is told predominantly from the white man's perspective, leaving it uneven with a patronizing ending. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2018
Paddington 2 (2017) Sr. Rose Pacatte Paddington 2 is the quintessential family film that had me smiling throughout. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2018
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Sr. Rose Pacatte Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is like watching a Flannery O'Connor novel. It is about the South, its prejudices, and the quirky people who make up the community, told through episodes of violence, sin, dark humor, and transcendent grace. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2017
Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Sr. Rose Pacatte [Denzel] Washington is brilliant, as always. Even though the film is a bit heavy on dialogue, I was intrigued. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2017
Wonder (2017) Sr. Rose Pacatte The connection between bullies and entitled parents is starkly drawn. I highly recommend this film, which restarts the conversation about what it means to be a kid who does the right thing when no one is looking. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2017
The Square (2017) Sr. Rose Pacatte This slow-starting film picks up speed and action to effectively show the layers of racism in social relationships and the chaos caused by our own inconsistencies in how we see other people. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2017
The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) Sr. Rose Pacatte [Dan] Stevens gives a charming performance as Dickens. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2017
The Stray (2017) Sr. Rose Pacatte It is a sweet look at a wounded family and how a dog brings them together. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2017
I'll Push You (2017) Sr. Rose Pacatte I'll Push You is one of the most deeply felt films I have seen in a long time. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2017
A Question of Faith (2017) Sr. Rose Pacatte It's easy to see where this story of interconnected lives is going, but issues of grief, forgiveness, guilt, race, and caring for one's neighbor are resolved with the courage of the characters' Christian convictions-and a touch of humor. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2017
Logan Lucky (2017) Sr. Rose Pacatte It is the cleanest heist film I have ever seen. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2017
Bending the Arc (2017) Sr. Rose Pacatte This is a film for anyone who cares about the poorest of the poor. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2017
Maudie (2016) Sr. Rose Pacatte Director Aisling Walsh handles Sherry White's script with depth and sensitivity. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2017
Whose Streets? (2017) Sr. Rose Pacatte Whose Streets? does not pretend to be objective or chronological. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2017
Wonder Woman (2017) Sr. Rose Pacatte This adaptation is very exciting. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2017
Megan Leavey (2017) Sr. Rose Pacatte Straightforward and deeply moving. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2017
Annabelle: Creation (2017) Sr. Rose Pacatte Don't mess with the devil -- seriously. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2017
The Dinner (2017) Sr. Rose Pacatte The Dinner could have been a better movie, but there is far too much going on. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2017
Laavor et hakir (2016) Sr. Rose Pacatte Like [Burshtein's] first film, Fill the Void, this new one is an improbable and unique love story, touched with humor and heart. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2017
Paris Can Wait (2016) Sr. Rose Pacatte [A] charming film about rediscovering oneself. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2017