In the early 1900s, an estimated 1.5 million Armenians lived within the borders of the dying Ottoman Empire, led by what is now modern Turkey. The Ottomans had annexed a …

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Writer-director Stephen Ives’ three-part, six-hour documentary on how President Woodrow Wilson got the United States into the war “for which he was born” is indeed a master class on World …

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So I never thought I’d be writing a review of a Smurfs movie for the National Catholic Reporter. But here goes. Yes, there are spoilers but I am assuming you …

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In Iranian director/writer Asghar Farhadi’s new film “The Salesman” Emad (Shahab Hosseini) teaches literature to high school boys during the day and acts with his wife Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti) at …

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“Nearly two-thirds of children sold for sex in the U.S. are trafficked online” is an astounding fact that the new documentary, “I Am Jane Doe,” directed by Mary Mazzio and …

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Due to the limited amount of television shows I can record, my DVR didn’t start recording “Ransom,” a new CBS drama, until the fourth episode, “Joe,” which aired Jan. 28. …

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2016 was a very good year for Hollywood. Disney made more than $1 billion — again — before the year was half over (the first studio ever to reach that …

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“The Shack,” based on the 2007 best-selling novel by William P. Young, is now a major motion picture starring Sam Worthington and Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer. In wide release today, …

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“Cries from Syria”
Monday, March 13, 2017
9 p.m. CT/10 p.m. ET

The opening scene of “Cries from Syria” is of a 2-year-old baby lying dead on the sea shore, the rippled waves …

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A first-ever documentary on Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964), the Southern gothic Catholic writer pre-occupied by the “Christ-haunted South” where she was born and lived, is currently airing on PBS and the …

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“Silence” is a recent film adaptation by Martin Scorsese of Japanese author Shusaku Endo’s 1966 novel. The film tells the story of two young Portuguese Jesuit priests who travel to …

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The post-impressionist painter, Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) and writer Émile Zola (1840–1902), were childhood friends who grew up and went to school together in Aix-en-Provence, France. We know Cezanne by his …

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