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VATICAN CITY – On Wednesday Pope Francis added world famous director Martin Scorsese to the list of Hollywood stars he has welcomed for a private meeting in the Vatican, following an official Rome preview of Scorsese’s new film Silence.

Movie Review: Allied

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NEW YORK – Like time travellers from the Golden Age of Hollywood studio films, the characters played by Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in "Allied" (Paramount) don't allow a little event like World War II to muss their elegant coifs.

'Doctor Strange' offers a taste of spiritual medicine

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Scott Derickson’s new film, Doctor Strange, has received rave reviews for its special-effects, its compelling story-telling, and the quality of its actors, but I would like to focus on the spirituality implicit in it. Doctor Strange is far from a satisfying presentation of the spiritual order, but it represents a significant step in the right direction, which proves especially helpful for our time.

Faith takes center stage in Mel Gibson's new film

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NEW YORK – Ever since the success of 2004's The Passion of the Christ, viewers of faith have waited anxiously for a follow-up from the film's director, Mel Gibson.

Movie Review: Hacksaw Ridge

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NEW YORK – In the Gospel of John, Jesus tells his disciples, "No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends."

Movie Review: Inferno

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NEW YORK – While not exactly hellish, "Inferno" (Columbia), director Ron Howard's screen version of Dan Brown's 2013 novel, does produce some of the purgatorial tedium of sitting around in a dentist's waiting room or standing at a bus stop.

'Ben-Hur,' 'Story of God' among Catholics in Media Award winners

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LOS ANGELES – The remake of "Ben-Hur," the cable-TV drama "Ray Donovan" and the documentary series "The Story of God" were named winners of the 2016 Catholics in Media Awards, presented annually by Catholics in Media Associates.

3 new September shows with religion subplots

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Here’s your guide to three hot September shows that plumb religion and spirituality:

Documentary premiered at TIFF chronicles Pope's Cuban trip

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TORONTO – A blockbuster lineup headlined the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year, but among the lesser known films drawing attention was one featuring Pope Francis, Fidel Castro and Barack Obama.

Movie Review: ’Sully’

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NEW YORK – Putting Tom Hanks in the cockpit as everybody's favorite aviator, U.S. Airways Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, and bringing Clint Eastwood on board to direct him certainly sounds like a formula for high-flying success. And so it proves with "Sully" (Warner Bros.), Eastwood's satisfying adaptation of Sullenberger's memoir (co-written with Jeffrey Zaslow) "Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters."

Vatican paper: exploring the final frontier, Star Trek offered peace

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Accolades for “Star Trek” are filling the internet on the 50th anniversary of the television show’s premiere back on Sept. 8, 1966, and now the Pope’s newspaper has joined the chorus of hosannas for one of the most popular franchises in entertainment history.