movies and television

Blade Runner 2049

Misogyny hangs over "Blade Runner 2049" (Warner Bros.) as blithely as the thick yellow fog of the post-apocalyptic Los Angeles it portrays.

Kurt Jensen

Catholic News Service

Emma Stone and Steve Carell star in a scene from the movie "Battle of the Sexes." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. (CNS/Twentieth Century Fox) See MOVIE-REVIEW-BATTLE-SEXES Oct. 3, 2017.

Battle of the Sexes

The early 1970s in all its revanchist sexism, double-knit-fabric garishness and choking cigarette smoke is the setting of the coming-of-age story that is "Battle of the Sexes" (Fox Searchlight).

Kurt Jensen

Catholic News Service

Jackie

"Jackie" (Fox Searchlight) is more of a passionate meditation on the nature of a first lady's fame than a historical drama about Jacqueline Kennedy in the weeks following the 1963 assassination of her husband.

Kurt Jensen

Movies & Television

Loving

Dignity and understatement are usually noble qualities in a film. "Loving" (Focus), the fact-based story behind a landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision, is so restrained and decorous, however, that it nearly obscures the historical significance of the events it recounts.

Kurt Jensen

Movies & Television

Blair Witch

Turning the 1999 ultra-low-budget "The Blair Witch Project" into a franchise has meant turning the saga into a conventional slasher film with little suspense and predictable setups.

Kurt Jensen

Movies & Television