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“Late Night” (Amazon)

Emma Thompson stars in a scene from the movie "Late Night." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Amazon Studios)

By Catholic News Service Decidedly improbable and scattershot comedic elements give this film the look of something that had its dents hammered out in the editing room. Even so, it’s still an uplifting story, scripted by Mindy Kaling, briskly directed by Nasha Ganatra and partly based on Kaling’s own experiences as a TV scribe trying […]

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“Ocean’s 8” (Warner Bros.)

Sarah Paulson, Sandra Bullock and Rihanna star in a scene from the movie "Ocean's 8." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Clever humor keeps this elaborate crime caper on pace as a recently released ex-con (Sandra Bullock) and her longtime partner (Cate Blanchett) bring together an eccentric fashion designer (Helena Bonham Carter), a jeweler (Mindy Kaling), a con artist (Awkwafina), an experienced fence (Sarah Paulson) and a computer hacker (Rihanna) to pull […]

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“A Wrinkle in Time” (Disney)

Reese Witherspoon and Storm Reid star in a scene from the movie "A Wrinkle in Time." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Disney)

By Catholic News Service New Age-style bromides dominate the script of this often eye-pleasing adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 novel for young adults. Four years after the unexplained disappearance of her father (Chris Pine), a NASA scientist who, together with his physicist wife (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), had developed an unorthodox method of time and space travel, […]

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