Dennis Quaid brings his formidable talent to bear in the faith-driven drama “I Can Only Imagine” (Lionsgate).
As news of a possible agreement between China and the Vatican sparked debate about the best ways for the Catholic Church to deal with the Asian superpower, the Polish Institute in Rome recounted the story of a Polish Franciscan monk sent on a papal mission to the Far East 25 years before Marco Polo.
Projects evolve in different ways.
In the case of a partnership between art teacher Mike Mitchell and Dr. Meg Benningfield, it grew from a friendship and a common concern for helping others.
It’s fixin’ to rain in the “The Hurricane Heist” (Entertainment Studios). This serviceable mash-up of the apocalyptic weather event and crime caper genres is as shallow as a puddle.
Journalist Curt Brown has authored a new book on this interesting year in Minnesota history, focusing mainly on individual stories and the communities that were greatly impacted during these hard times.
The book, “Abducted in Iraq,” tells the painful, day-by-day story of those days and of Auxiliary Bishop Sirop Hanna’s survival — his physical survival, to be sure, but the survival too, indeed the flourishing, of his faith under the most senselessly hurtful circumstances.
Random murder is the order of the day in the sadistic horror flick “The Strangers: Prey at Night” (Aviron).
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.
Speaking during a question-and-answer session in Rome March 1 after the presentation of the book, “A Pope Francis Lexicon,” Cardinal Farrell said that a greater role for women in the church “is going to take more than just issuing a decree.”