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“Spider-Man: Far From Home” (Columbia)

Numan Acar, Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal star in a scene from the movie "Spider-Man: Far From Home." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Sony)

By Catholic News Service True to its title, this snappy follow-up to 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” finds the eponymous superhero (Tom Holland) traveling across Europe on a summer trip organized for the students of his alter ego Peter Parker’s high school. He wants to spend the journey courting the classmate with whom he’s smitten (Zendaya). But […]

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“Shaft” (Warner Bros.)

Samuel L. Jackson stars in a scene from the movie "Shaft." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)

By Catholic News Service Viewers’ reaction to this fifth movie in a series dating back to 1971 and ultimately derived from the novel by Ernest Tidyman will largely depend on how seriously they take its title character’s tainted personal and professional morality. Undeniably violent and vulgar, director Tim Story’s film also winks at do-it-yourself justice […]

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“Captain Marvel” (Disney)

Brie Larson stars in a scene from the movie "Captain Marvel." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Walt Disney Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Lavish origin story finds the superhero of the title (Brie Larson) faithfully serving the alien civilization that trained her as a warrior in its struggle against the encroachments of a race of shape-shifting enemies (led by Ben Mendelsohn). But when she joins her military mentor (Jude Law) on a mission to […]

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