“The War With Grandpa” (101 Studios)

Robert De Niro and Oakes Fegley star in a scene from the movie "The War with Grandpa." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/101 Studios)

By Catholic News Service In director Tom Hill’s flimsy comedy, adapted from Robert Kimmel Smith’s novel for children, a recently widowed retiree (Robert De Niro) is convinced by his daughter (Uma Thurman) to move in with her family and is given the bedroom previously occupied by his preteen grandson (Oakes Fegley), who is exiled to […]

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“The Irishman” (Netflix)

Al Pacino and Robert De Niro star in a scene from the movie "The Irishman." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Netlfix)

By Catholic News Service The disappearance of union boss Jimmy Hoffa, who vanished without a trace in 1975, has never been solved. But that doesn’t deter director Martin Scorsese from solving the mystery in this epic historical drama, based on the life of union official and erstwhile gangster Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro). Crime boss […]

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De Niro and DiNardo: a renewed call for civility in our public discourse

Before it is filed in the archives of memorable award show moments, we’d like to revisit something remarkably bizarre and troubling that happened at the Tony Awards honoring excellence in Broadway theater on June 10. Actor Robert De Niro, assigned to introduce a performance by Bruce Springsteen, strode to the microphone and announced “I’m just […]

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