A Cure for Wellness

NEW YORK (CNS) — The Swiss spa that serves as the primary setting for the creepy, but otherwise pointless horror exercise “A Cure for Wellness” (Fox) operates, … Read More

Ask God to lead you in life

“Be holy, for I, the Lord, your God, am holy.” If last week’s readings gave us a road map (the commandments), this week’s (Mt 5:38-48) seem to … Read More

Abandon judgment for love

The Living Rite column explores what you will see, hear, taste, touch or smell while at church this weekend. Rules, penalties, an eye for and eye and … Read More

Moonlight

NEW YORK — Considered as an exploration of the African-American experience in contemporary society, writer-director Barry Jenkins’ powerfully understated drama “Moonlight” (A24) makes a compelling statement. As … Read More

Choices on how to live, who to feed

It sounds so easy. “If you choose you can keep the commandments …” (Sir 15:15-20). Of course we choose to keep the commandments, at least most of … Read More

Prepare yourself to approach the altar

The Living Rite column explores what you will see, hear, taste, touch or smell while at church this weekend. When we gather to celebrate liturgy, is it … Read More

The Space Between Us

NEW YORK — Moral blemishes mar the science fiction-tinged romance “The Space Between Us” (STX), making it unsuitable for youngsters and teens. Dramatically, director Peter Chelsom and … Read More

Light to the whole world

In this week’s Gospel, Jesus says, “You are the light of the world.” It might be difficult for us to capture the astounding nature of this saying … Read More