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  • Palm Springs
    NEW YORK (CNS) — There's an adolescent quality to the nihilism that underlies director Max Barbakow's feature debut, the romantic comedy "Palm Springs" (Neon/Hulu). Its frivolous and degraded view of matters sexual is equally immature.
  • TV film fare — week of Aug. 2
    NEW YORK (CNS) — The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Aug. 2. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations. Check for local times.
  • TV program notes — week of Aug. 2
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Here are some television program notes for the week of Aug. 2 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service. Check for local times. 
  • Priest's love of math, baseball helps him develop new stat measures
    WASHINGTON (CNS) — WAR, what is it good for?
  • Update: Flannery
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Despite a tragically brief and illness-plagued career, Catholic author Flannery O'Connor, who died in 1964 aged just 39, is recognized as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century, excelling especially in her short stories.
  • Yes, God, Yes
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Sex is more fun than being Catholic. That's the basic message of writer-director Karen Maine's semi-autobiographical drama "Yes, God, Yes" (Vertical).
  • Regis Philbin dies
    WASHINGTON (CNS) — Regis Philbin, the Catholic talk- and game-show host whose career in television spanned six decades, died July 24 at age 88 of cardiovascular disease at a hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he lived.
  • Radioactive
    NEW YORK (CNS) — The key to any good film biography of a scientist is found in the montages that show the discovery or invention that gained the subject fame.
  • Novelist cites Bronx priest's influence on his writing, Catholic faith
    TORONTO (CNS) — A reader familiar with New York-based Irish American writer Peter Quinn's work can be forgiven for identifying the novelist with Fintan Dunne, the central character in three of his four period-piece novels.
  • 'Warrior Nun,' streaming, Netflix
    NEW YORK (CNS) — As might be feared, or at least expected, from its title, pseudo-Catholic nonsense abounds in "Warrior Nun."
  • TV program notes — week of July 26
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Here are some television program notes for the week of July 26 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service. Please check local listings.
  • TV film fare — week of July 26
    NEW YORK (CNS) — The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of July 26. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations. Please check for local listing times.
  • Disintegration
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Timely topics as well as such perennial themes as the nature of humanity are highlighted in "Disintegration," the latest from Private Division. This first-person shooter game has players take on the role of a cyborg fighting back against the very system that created him.
  • Catholic faith shapes best-selling war author Phil Klay and his writing
    BALTIMORE (CNS) — As a young man growing up in New York, Phil Klay knew he was likely to land a career in public service.
  • 'Greyhound' director talks about making Tom Hanks WWII movie
    WASHINGTON (CNS) — If the new Tom Hanks movie "Greyhound" had been about a bus, or a breed of dog, director Aaron Schneider would have been interested anyway. (See the review here.)
  • 'The Baby-Sitters Club,' streaming, Netflix
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Based on the exceedingly popular series of children's novels first written by Ann M. Martin in the 1980s, and updated for our times, "The Baby-Sitters Club" is available now on Netflix.
  • TV program notes — week of July 19
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Here are some television program notes for the week of July 19 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service. Check listings for local times.
  • TV film fare — week of July 19
    NEW YORK (CNS) — The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of July 19. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations. Check local listings for times.
  • First Cow
    NEW YORK (CNS) — The minimalist poetic glory that is "First Cow" (A24) combines a sharp examination of capitalism and entrepreneurship with a sympathetic look at outsiders in the Pacific Northwest of the 1820s.
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