It's an engaging dramatization that remains faithful to the underlying message of scripture even as it speculates about the childhood of Jesus, a topic on which the Gospels are virtually silent.
NEW YORK (CNS) — The disappearance of union boss Jimmy Hoffa, who vanished without a trace in 1975, has never been explained. But that doesn’t deter director Martin Scorsese from solving the mystery in “The Irishman” (Netflix), an epic historical drama.
With the arrival of the genial sequel "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" (Paramount), self-proclaimed "nautical nonsense" is once again the order of the day.
NEW YORK (CNS) — In 2007, Franz Jagerstatter (1907-1943), a devoutly Catholic Austrian farmer martyred by the Nazis for his stance as a conscientious objector, was declared blessed.
That's the overarching theme of "Faith of Our Fathers" — laying down a life for a friend — is well-intentioned but presents an awkwardly uneven account of Christianity's impact on two generations of families.
NEW YORK (CNS) — Those who’ve been yearning for a fix of interwar elegance ever since the popular ITV and PBS television series “Downton Abbey” went off the air in 2015 can rejoice.
NEW YORK (CNS) — Loosely based on the case histories of real-life wounded veterans, writer-director Alex Ranarivelo’s endearing sports drama “Bennett’s War” (Forrest) is a portrait of courage in the face of adversity.
Two soon-to-be-released films seem better positioned to ignite a sustained revival of the marriage of scriptural message with opulent production values: Director Timur Bekmambetov's updating of "Ben-Hur" and "Risen," a Resurrection-focused drama directed and co-written by Kevin Reynolds.
NEW YORK (CNS) — Teenage and grown viewers will find much to cheer about in “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” (Paramount).
NEW YORK (CNS) — Just how good are the hotshots behind “Toy Story 4” (Disney)?