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“Richard Jewell” (Warner Bros.)

Paul Walter Hauser stars in a scene from the movie "Richard Jewell." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Director Clint Eastwood’s sympathetic profile of the titular security guard (Paul Walter Hauser) who quickly went from hero to villain in the public mind when he was accused of planting the three pipe bombs that he himself first discovered, and helped to save people from, during the 1996 Summer Olympics in […]

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“The Best of Enemies” (STX)

Sam Rockwell, Babou Ceesay and Taraji P. Henson star in a scene from the movie "The Best of Enemies." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/STXfilms)

By Catholic News Service Appealing fact-based drama, set in 1971 Durham, North Carolina, in which a no-nonsense civil rights activist (Taraji P. Henson) and the head of the local Ku Klux Klan (Sam Rockwell) are forced to spend time together as leading participants in an arbitration process (steered by Babou Ceesay) deciding the future of […]

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“Vice” (Annapurna)

Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Sam Rockwell and Andrea Wright star in a scene from the movie "Vice." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Annapurna Pictures)

By Catholic News Service This biography of former Vice President Dick Cheney (Christian Bale) is a gleeful hatchet job in which he comes off as Machiavellian, black-hearted and more demonic than human. The only figure who emerges in even darker tones is his political mentor, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (Steve Carell), who schemes and […]

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“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (Fox Searchlight)

Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand star in a scene from the movie "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Fox)

By Catholic News Service Enraged by the stalled investigation into the gruesome rape and murder of her daughter, an embittered woman (a majestic Frances McDormand) plasters the structures of the title with signs attacking the local police, specifically targeting their widely loved chief (Woody Harrelson). Her action sets off a small-scale civil war in the […]

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