“Little Women” (Sony)

Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Eliza Scanlen and Florence Pugh star in a scene from the movie "Little Women." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Sony)

By Catholic News Service Elegant, vibrantly emotional adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel from writer-director Greta Gerwig. The familiar March sisters, Jo (Saoirse Ronan), Meg (Emma Watson), Amy (Florence Pugh) and Beth (Eliza Scanlen), are presented in the format of a non-linear memory play, with Jo, first shown as an adult writer, recalling the episodes […]

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“Beautiful Boy” (Amazon)

Timothee Chalamet and Steve Carell star in a scene from the movie "Beautiful Boy." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Amazon Studios)

By Catholic News Service The sheer randomness of drug addiction — in this case, to crystal meth — and the ensuing raw family pain are covered effectively, although succinctly, in this adaptation of two memoirs by journalist David Sheff (Steve Carell) and his oldest son, Nic (Timothee Chalamet). There are no solutions offered in this […]

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“Call Me by Your Name” (Sony Classics)

Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer star in a scene from the movie "Call Me by Your Name." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Sony Picture Classics)

By Catholic News Service Set in Northern Italy during the early 1980s, this coming-of-age drama chronicles the romantic relationship between the precocious 17-year-old son (Timothee Chalamet) of an archaeology professor (Michael Stuhlbarg) and the graduate student (Armie Hammer) who lodges with the lad’s family while serving as the professor’s temporary assistant. Amid a hothouse atmosphere, […]

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