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A fictionalized film account of the days following Christ’s death and resurrection, Risen tries to stay true to Scripture as it tells the story of a Roman soldier tasked with solving Christianity’s most fundamental mystery.

Risen

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NEW YORK - In days of yore, Hollywood knew how to make Christian themes pay off at the box office.

Race

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NEW YORK - Run, don't walk, to the nearest multiplex and see "Race" (Focus), a supremely entertaining biopic about Olympic track and field legend Jesse Owens (Stephan James).

Modern-day descent into hell

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You might think Heaven and hell are a matched set — you can’t have one without the other. But the post-modern mind seems to have decoupled two of the most basic and universal religious ideas in human history, according to the writer and host of Hell: A Survivor’s Guide.

Biopic about black preacher is toast of Sundance

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Reserve the hashtag #Oscarssoblack for next year’s awards.

DiCaprio gets a papal audience ahead of Oscars

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VATICAN CITY - Possibly hoping for divine intervention ahead of next month’s Academy Awards, Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio met with fellow environmentalist Pope Francis.

The Revenant and higher justice

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Alejandro Iñárritu’s new film The Revenant is one of the most talked about movies, and for good reason. The opening 20 minutes, which feature a frighteningly realistic Indian attack and a horrifically vivid mauling by a grizzly bear, are absolutely compelling viewing. And the remainder of the film is so involving that this viewer at least felt physically sick as he followed the sufferings of the main character.

New docu-series brings Laudato Si’ teachings to life

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Five years to produce six half-hour television shows sounds like an extremely generous timeline, but God is an extremely generous executive producer in Deacon Pedro Guevara Mann’s eyes.

A masked warrior of God

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Move over Batman and Daredevil. Here comes the Masked Saint.

Pixar’s ‘Sanjay’s Super Team’ takes a gamble on Hindu theme

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Pixar, the computer animation studio beloved for its kid-friendly fare such as “Finding Nemo” and “Inside Out,” is not known for taking on religious themes.

Film puts Boston clergy abuse crisis in Spotlight

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The clergy abuse-themed drama Spotlight is a movie no Catholic will want to see. Whether it’s a film many mature Catholics ought to see is a different question entirely.