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By Aaron Lambert

'Full of Grace' a shining example of modern Christian art

What happened to Mary after Christ died? And how did Peter deal with being the rock Christ commissioned him to... Read more

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By Hillary Mast

'Mary of Nazareth' offers beautiful portrayal of the Holy Family

As we grow closer to the season of Advent, thoughts naturally tend toward the nativity scene. What Christmas would be... Read more

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By Elise Harris

'The Butler' offers contemporary look at civil rights movement

Inspired by the true story of Eugene Allen, one of the first black men to serve in the White House,... Read more

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By Michelle La Rosa

Les Misérables offers compelling message of hope

When it opens in theaters on Christmas Day, Les Misérables will evoke laughter, tears and applause from audiences while presenting... Read more

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By Peter Zelasko

For Greater Glory

Forget the comic book characters because this summer’s must-see movie is “For Greater Glory.” A timeless and timely film, "For... Read more

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By Peter Zelasko

October Baby

Opening to select theaters nationwide on March 23, “October Baby” blends the perfect amount of humor, honesty and hope into... Read more

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By Peter Zelasko

Movie review: 'There be Dragons' emphasizes virtue of forgiveness

Roland Joffe’s engaging story in “There be Dragons” highlights the early life of St. Josemaría Escriva, and examines the heart... Read more

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By Peter Zelasko

A Princess for Christmas

“A Princess for Christmas,” is a fun, family film starring Katie McGrath (“Merlin”) as Jules Daly, a frenetic 20-something who... Read more

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By Peter Zelasko

Warrior

Warrior is the story of an estranged family in need of forgiveness and healing and seeks it through a battle... Read more

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By Marianne Paluso

'Tree of Life' meditates on nature and grace

Unconventional, visually breathtaking, solemn, and thought provoking are just a few of the words that describe director Terrence Malick’s minimalistic... Read more

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By Conor Gilliland

The Beaver

“Everything’s going to be ok,” is a phrase you often hear in the midst of suffering. After a loved one... Read more

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By Conor Gilliland

Priest

“The Book of Eli,” “Firefly” (a TV series), and 2011's “Priest” all have something in common. They all portray a... Read more

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By Conor Gilliland

Thor

Kenneth Branagh has struck super-hero gold with his latest directing achievement – “Thor” – as he brings a touch of... Read more

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By Conor Gilliland

Super

What would really happen if someone tried to be a super-hero? James Gunn asks the question with his recent IFC... Read more

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By Conor Gilliland

‘Of Gods and Men,’ a challenge and triumph of faith

Somewhere between the parking lot and the beginning of this film, I was gently escorted from the world of speeding-tickets... Read more

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By Marianne Paluso

Spiritual themes to be found in Disney’s ‘Tangled’

With the release of “Tangled,” its 50th animated feature, Walt Disney Pictures offers a beautifully dazzling, charming and heartfelt re-telling... Read more

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By Katherine Haas

The Karate Kid

Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith hit the screen in this hard-hitting contemporary take on the old story of the impatient... Read more

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By Katherine Haas

'Despicable Me' anything but despicable

No movie this year had funnier previews than “Despicable Me”. I’ll admit I have a penchant for animated movies, but... Read more

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By Marianne Medlin

Though clever and visually stunning, 'Inception' raises more questions than it answers

Before actually seeing “Inception,” it was a sincere challenge not to be swept into the major buildup behind the film,... Read more

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The Last Airbender

Critics have hailed “The Last Airbender” as a disaster and as an end of the career of director M. Night.... Read more