Before John Kundla, who died July 23 at 101, became a Hall of Fame basketball coach with the Minneapolis Lakers, he started his career with Catholic schools.
The annulment process provides the unusual courtroom setting for the romantic drama “The Tribunal” (Freestyle). While the movie’s Catholic values are strong, they come filtered through some faulty filmmaking.
Catastrophe and Shenanigans aren’t just the names of sisters in “Church Ladies Hoopla” — those words describe the whole evening.
Comic artist and arrow enthusiast Ben Hatke chronicles the adventures of young “Zita the Spacegirl” whose name was chosen after St. Zita, patroness of the region where his wife’s father grew up in a village in Italy.
Buried underneath several layers of crass gags, “Girls Trip” (Universal) has a substantial story about loyalty and moral decisions. But libidinous raunch is the evident lure.
“Wars are not won by evacuations,” British Prime Minister Winston Churchill famously observed. As writer-director Christopher Nolan’s compelling historical drama “Dunkirk” (Warner Bros.) demonstrates, however, fine films can be made about them.
It is rare these days to be able to take a peek at the beginning of an institution of higher learning, especially one founded with a pastoral perspective; the reader has that privilege in “Come to Believe.”
Monkey business turns deadly serious in “War for the Planet of the Apes” (Fox), the climactic installment of the rebooted film franchise based on the work of French science-fiction author Pierre Boulle (1912-1994).
Raul Rubio Munarriz, the creative director of the video game “Rime,” shares this thought: “For us as creators, we have reached the end of an era of shooting and explosions, which was all great, but now we are starting to question ourselves in the world.”
Two decades since the publication of its first book, the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling continues to draw countless readers into its pages, gaining ground among some faithful initially put off by the much-debated themes of magic and witchcraft.