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
Gun and a Hotel Bible (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte "Gun and a Hotel Bible" is entertaining, well-acted, thought-provoking and thematically, it is for mature audiences. I found it very engaging. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2021
Over the Moon (2020) Sr. Rose Pacatte Over the Moon is a beautifully crafted animated musical. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2021
bOObs: The War on Women's Breasts (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2021
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Sr. Rose Pacatte Once the trial starts, the film becomes a terrific courtroom drama. The conversations between Abbie Hoffman and Hayden are brilliant. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2021
Enola Holmes (2020) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2020
Radioactive (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2020
Greyhound (2020) Sr. Rose Pacatte I love Hanks, but this is an example of a book that does not translate well to the screen. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2020
Rebuilding Paradise (2020) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2020
The Painted Bird (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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 EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2020
Boys State (2020) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2020
The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte The story of these powerful women draws you in. It is easy to identify with the domestic trials and challenges the family faces. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2020
A Fall From Grace (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte This Netflix original is a well-told cautionary tale. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2020
Lost Girls (2020) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2020
EMMA. (2020) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2020
Troop Zero (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte This is a touching film about inclusivity, children's need for adult supervision and interaction, forgiveness, and kindness. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2020
Burden (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte Burden, which is inspired by true events, tells a difficult story with simplicity and courage. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2020
The Call of the Wild (2020) Sr. Rose Pacatte The film may be named The Call of the Wild, but it's really a call to community. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2020
I Am Patrick: The Patron Saint of Ireland (2020) Sr. Rose Pacatte "I am Patrick" has many things to recommend it and add it to your must-see list. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2020
I Still Believe (2020) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2020
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte Waititi's film is very much an anti-hate satire. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2020
Bombshell (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte The performances in the film are spot-on, especially Theron as Kelly. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2020
Marriage Story (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
The Irishman (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte Stephen Zaillian's script tells a mob story we've seen many times before. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
The Two Popes (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte The magic of this mostly fictional film from Netflix is that it imagines an example of authentic listening and dialogue. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
Midway (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Ford v Ferrari (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Joker (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Just Mercy (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte As a fan of legal dramas, I found the courtroom scenes in the film to be powerful. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
By the Grace of God (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte The Peanut Butter Falcon is a charming movie, filled with humanity and heart, even if it doesn't always make narrative sense. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
The Riot Act (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte It is a strong first feature from writer/director Devon Parks, even if it is a little slow going and too smart for itself. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
Yesterday (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte This romantic comedy, written by Richard Curtis and directed by Danny Boyle, is funny, sweet, and guaranteed to make you smile. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
Don't Be Nice (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte For these poets, writing is a form of activism; poetry is their song. I found the film to be inspiring and moving. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Spider in the Web (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte [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. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Parasite (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte Parasite... is a clever, dark comedy and social commentary about the invisible working poor who will do anything to survive. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
The Lion King (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte Not all remakes are successful, but this version of The Lion King shines. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Late Night (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2019
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2019
The Dead Don't Die (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2019
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018) Sr. Rose Pacatte 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. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2019
A Dog's Journey (2019) Sr. Rose Pacatte It is the sequel to the 2017 film A Dog's Purpose, but the new film stands on its own. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2019
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