Movies and Television

Reel Time | March 2017

Film critic Rose Pacatte, FSP, reviews "Hidden Figures," "20th Century Women," and "Fences."

Sister Rose Pacatte

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Sleepless

There's little chance of catching a quick nap during "Sleepless" (Open Road), a noisy, vulgar, and highly violent police drama.

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Movies and Television

Reel Time | February 2017

Film critic Rose Pacatte, FSP, reviews "Silence," "Patriots Day," and "Collateral Beauty."

Sister Rose Pacatte

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Sing

"Sing" (Universal) is a generally amiable but flawed musical cartoon, populated mostly by animals. While the essential values of this show-biz fable are respectable enough, writer-director Garth Jennings incorporates elements into his film that make it unsuitable for youngsters.

John Mulderig

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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

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Incarnate

Somewhere in the planning stages of "Incarnate" (BH Tilt), someone must have thought it would be a good idea to combine elements of Christopher Nolan's 2010 tour de force "Inception" with tropes that have been familiar to moviegoers at least since Linda Blair's head went spinning round in "The Exorcist" way back in 1973.

John Mulderig

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

Reel Time | January 2017

Film critic Rose Pacatte, FSP, reviews "Moana," "Manchester by the Sea," and "Jackie."

Sister Rose Pacatte

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fans of British novelist P.G. Wodehouse have a special place in their hearts for one of his most memorable comic creations, a shy and eccentric newt fancier with the immortal name Augustus Fink-Nottle.

John Mulderig

Movies & Television

Reel Time | December 2016

Film critic Rose Pacatte, FSP, reviews "Hacksaw Ridge," "Denial," and "Rules Don't Apply."

Sister Rose Pacatte

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