More than four centuries have passed since William Shakespeare wrote the mother of all love stories, “Romeo and Juliet.” Since then, there have been countless variations on his tale of teenage star-crossed lovers.
In the long history of the church, perhaps no partnership has been more consequential than that between St. Paul the Apostle and his disciple, St. Luke.
The “trapped in a mental asylum” suspense genre hasn’t been trotted out much in recent years. “Unsane” (Bleecker Street) shows us why.
All the tension of a daring military raid has somehow been drained from “7 Days in Entebbe” (Focus).
Dennis Quaid brings his formidable talent to bear in the faith-driven drama “I Can Only Imagine” (Lionsgate).
Way back when, while the century was yet young, Angelina Jolie brought a familiar figure from the world of video games to life in 2001’s critically panned but financially successful “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” and 2003’s better reviewed but less lucrative “Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.”
Catholics who view the direct-to-video animated film “Batman: Gotham by Gaslight” (Warner Home Video) may take a particular interest in one character, a nun named Sister Leslie (voice of Grey DeLisle).
Moral dilemmas come fast and furious in “Gringo” (STX), a dark, but somehow not cynical, comedy about avarice and its near-instant consequences.
Director Ava DuVernay’s youth-oriented fantasy film “A Wrinkle in Time” (Disney) wants to blow your mind.
Even dressed up with some style and the presumption of wit, the remake of “Death Wish” (MGM) is the same nihilistic racist vigilante fantasy that the five films in the first series were years ago.