Little glitters in “Gold” (Weinstein). To put it another way, there’s a sour taste to this loosely fact-based story that a strong performance from Matthew McConaughey in the lead role fails to dispel.
Parents looking to lure their youngsters away from digital devices and toward material that might foster reading and imagination should consider the work of legendary Disney comic book artist Carl Barks. In fact, Mom and Dad may enjoy Barks’ work as much as their kids.
Peter Seewald’s interview of Pope Benedict offers readers a journey through the theological life of the retired pope.
Best-selling author Alice Hoffman has written 23 novels, along with eight books for children and young adults and three books of short fiction. Her newest novel, “Faithful,” is contemporary fiction at its best.
In chronicling the early history of McDonald’s, “The Founder” (Weinstein) makes compelling food for thought, if not exactly a happy meal.
Somewhere behind the macho posturing that predominates in the action sequel “XXX: Return of Xander Cage” (Paramount), there’s a plot and a back story.
In this excellent, well-written and highly readable book, Russell Shaw presents the stories of 15 famous Catholics.
The moral compass in “20th Century Women” (A24), writer-director Mike Mills’ rambling, unfiltered drama — loosely based on his adolescence in 1970s Santa Barbara, California — is not one of the characters
“Split” (Universal), the latest psychological thriller from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan, posits that victims of childhood sexual abuse are not only prone to dissociative identity disorder — split personalities — but also that each persona can have unique physical characteristics.
There’s little chance of catching a quick nap during “Sleepless” (Open Road), a noisy, vulgar, and highly violent police drama.
Such is the frantic, oft-repeated mantra of the bewitched and bewildered — not to mention generic — characters who populate “The Bye Bye Man” (STX).