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Mark Wahlberg in ’Father Stu’ (Karen Ballard / Copyright 2022 CTMG, Inc.)
Arts & CultureFilm
John Anderson
“Father Stu” is intended to be inspirational, but viewers may find any sense of elevation elusive.
Scenes from, starting clockwise from upper left, “Calvary,” “Of Gods and Men,” “The Two Popes” and “Mary Magdalene” (Patrick Redmond, Twentieth Century Fox/Sony Pictures Classics/Peter Mountain, Netflix/See-Saw Films)
Arts & CultureFilm
Zac Davis
I’d like to propose a new way of celebrating this holiest of weeks, something that hopefully deepens our Catholic imaginations and prepares our hearts for the Easter season.
Mark Walhberg as the title character in ‘Father Stu’ (Karen Ballard/© 2022 CTMG, Inc.)
Arts & CultureFilm
Bill McGarvey
Wahlberg recently called his new film, “Father Stu,” the “most important movie I’ve ever done” and “the best movie I’ve ever been a part of.”
Sophia Ali and Tom Holland star in a scene from the movie "Uncharted." (CNS photo/Clay Enos, Sony Pictures)
Arts & CultureFilm
Kevin Christopher Robles
Despite all of its references to Christianity, “Uncharted” offers us nothing more than a straightforward treasure hunt.
Benedict Cumberbatch as Phil Burbank in ‘The Power of the Dog’ (Netflix)
Arts & CultureFilm
Jim McDermott
The film mostly reinforces a longstanding and problematic trope.
Hidetoshi Nishijima and Toko Miura in ‘Drive My Car’ (Janus Films)
Arts & CultureFilm
Ryan Di Corpo
The Oscar nominee “Drive My Car” is a three-hour elegy whose quiet intensity intimates an emotional storm beneath the surface.