JOSEPH McALEER

JOSEPH McALEER
May 4, 2017  |  By JOSEPH McALEER
NEW YORK. The relatively little-known genocide of the Armenian people by the Ottoman Turks 100 years ago is brought into sharp focus by “The Promise” (PG-13, Open Road).
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April 7, 2017  |  By JOSEPH McALEER, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
NEW YORK. Disney’s live-action adaptation of its beloved 1991 animated film “Beauty and the Beast” arrives in theaters amid a swirl of controversy over the updating of one of its characters into an openly gay man.
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February 17, 2017  |  By JOSEPH McALEER
NEW YORK. The incredible true story of one orphan’s 20-year odyssey to find his way back home roars to cinematic life in “Lion” (Weinstein).
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February 3, 2017  |  By JOSEPH McALEER, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
NEW YORK. In chronicling the early history of McDonald’s, “The Founder” (PG-13, Weinstein) makes compelling food for thought, if not exactly a happy meal.
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December 2, 2016  |  By JOSEPH McALEER, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

NEW YORK. The same tropical setting that provided the backdrop for the 1949 musical “South Pacific” now lends its exotic flavor to the animated feature “Moana” (PG, Disney).


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November 18, 2016  |  By JOSEPH McALEER, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

NEW YORK. In the Gospel of John, Jesus tells his disciples, “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” 

That statement is vividly realized in “Hacksaw Ridge” (R, Summit), which recounts the extraordinary heroism of Army medic Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield) during the Battle of Okinawa in the closing days of World War II.


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