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FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: One Life

By John Mulderig/OSV News

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NEW YORK. An understated tone bolsters the impact of the fact-based drama “One Life” (PG, Bleecker Street). The educational value and formative potential of the film’s uplifting story, a lesser-known chapter in the history of the Holocaust, moreover, make it probably acceptable for older teens, despite some off-color vocabulary in the script.

FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Cabrini

By John Mulderig/OSV News

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NEW YORK. In 1946, less than 30 years after her death, aged 67, Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini was canonized by Pope Pius XII. Four years later, she was named the patron saint of immigrants. To judge by the luminous profile “Cabrini” (PG-13, Angel Studios), however, she might just as easily be regarded as the patroness of the indomitable.

FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Guadalupe: Mother of Humanity

By John Mulderig/OSV News

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NEW YORK. Every year, in the run-up to her Dec. 12 feast day, more than 10 million pilgrims flock to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. The uplifting documentary “Guadalupe: Mother of Humanity” (Goya) provides viewers with an insight into the background of this remarkable phenomenon.

Six Lent-worthy movies with conversion tales

By John Mulderig/OSV News

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NEW YORK. Lent is intended to be a period of ongoing or renewed conversion both for the faithful and for those about to enter the church as together they prepare for the annual celebration of the Lord’s passion, death and resurrection. Spiritual transformation can be a difficult experience to depict on screen but some films have succeeded in portraying it well.

Following, in alphabetical order, are five classic movies and one contemporary production that showcase people’s ability to change their lives for the better. Unless otherwise noted, the OSV News classification of each is A-II — adults and adolescents. Motion Picture Association ratings are listed where applicable. All six titles are available on disc and/or for streaming.

FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Six must-watch marriage movies

By John Mulderig/OSV News

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NEW YORK. Hollywood seems to find more drama in decaying marriages and divorce than in marital stability. Yet memorable films portraying successful marriages have appeared over the years. Following, in alphabetical order, are capsule reviews of six movies that depict happily spliced couples, together with their OSV News classifications and, if applicable, their Motion Picture Association ratings. All are available on disc and/or for streaming.

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