The Vatican has long been part of this interplanetary diplomacy with its own “space missions,” with its representatives to both the Vienna-based U.N. Office for Outer Space Affairs and the New York-based U.N. Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
From a modest walk-up apartment in Zahle, Lebanon, a city not far from the Syrian border, the Syriac Catholic iconographer and refugee creates his sacred art in a sparsely furnished living room. As he works, he sings the hymns he has committed to memory from the sole book he managed to save.
Some rituals of childhood bonding are best left in the past. The cringe-inducing “Tag” (Warner Bros.) is a perfect example.
A group of Catholic high school friends has kept in touch — literally — since graduating more than 30 years ago from Gonzaga Preparatory School in Spokane, Washington.
Going only by its title, kids may mistake “Superfly” (Columbia) for the latest Marvel or DC Comics-based adventure involving a mutant. But the AARP set will recall director Gordon Park Jr.’s 1972 blaxploitation feature “Super Fly,” perhaps best remembered today for Curtis Mayfield’s soundtrack (“Freddy’s Dead,” etc.).
The first family of superheroes returns in “Incredibles 2” (Disney), the highly anticipated sequel to a much-loved 2004 animated film.
Imagine a mash-up of an intense family drama along the lines of 1980’s “Ordinary People” and a foray into the occult like “Rosemary’s Baby” from 1968 and you’ll have a sense the unusual tone of “Hereditary” (A24).
What with the glitterati dressing up like all manner of churchmen and saints in connection with the exhibit “Heavenly Bodies,” the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual gala has been on the minds of many Catholics lately.
Viewers who check themselves into the “Hotel Artemis” (Global Road) may wind up feeling like prisoners of their own device.
Netflix documentary series “Bobby Kennedy for President” offers only a two-dimensional portrait of the slain presidential candidate on screen.