Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Movie Reviews

20180202T1114 14304 CNS MOVIE REVIEW SHAPE OF WATER 800Michael Shannon, Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer star in a scene from the movie "The Shape of Water." (CNS photo/Fox) NEW YORK (CNS) -- Can a lovelorn yet sensuous cleaning lady in 1962 Baltimore find true love with a blue and yellow and sometimes glowing fish-man from the Amazon?

20171019T1124 12321 CNS MOVIE REVIEW SNOWMAN 800Michael Fassbender stars in a scene from the movie "The Snowman." CNS photo/Universal)NEW YORK (CNS) -- Though it presents itself as a complex, thinking person's thriller, "The Snowman" (Universal), director Tomas Alfredson's adaptation of Jo Nesbo's best-selling crime novel, is not above dabbling in penny-dreadful sensationalism.

20171017T1039 12249 CNS MOVIE REVIEW ONLY BRAVE 800Josh Brolin stars in a scene from the movie "Only the Brave." (CNS photo/Columbia)NEW YORK (CNS) -- The heartbreaking true story of an elite Arizona firefighting team comes to the big screen in "Only the Brave" (Columbia).

20170525T1151 9811 CNS MOVIE REVIEW PIRATES CARIBBEAN 800Kaya Scodelario and Johnny Depp star in a scene from the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales." (CNS photo/Disney)

NEW YORK (CNS) -- Iconic and eccentric buccaneer Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) hoists the black flag for a fifth time in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" (Disney). The result is a flashy but ultimately unsatisfying journey for the theme park ride-based franchise that first set sail in 2003.

20170206T1355 0088 CNS MOVIE REVIEW LION 800Sunny Pawar and Deepti Naval star in a scene from the movie "Lion." (CNS photo/The Weinstein Company)

NEW YORK (CNS) -- The incredible true story of one orphan's 20-year odyssey to find his way back home roars to cinematic life in "Lion" (Weinstein).