• ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet’: Beautiful and problematic

    Like the book that inspired it, the new animated feature film, “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,” opening at the Landmark Theater on Pico Blvd. in West Los Angeles Aug. 7, is full of soaring words and beautiful images.

  • Not alone in the dark

    One of the best things about the Turner Classic Movie channel is that it afforded me the opportunity to share my passion for old movies with my kids. 

  • Family Theater production wins three awards

    “Family Dinner,” an independent short film produced by Family Theatre Productions, has received awards at three major festivals: the Gabriel Awards, the New York Festivals and the Telly Awards.

  • The Godly Sherlock Holmes

    In “Mr. Holmes,” audiences are shown a side of Sherlock Holmes which has received short shrift since the turn of the century — his spirituality and essential goodness.

  • Mr. Holmes’ – A return to the authentic Sherlock

    Not since 1974, when reviewers were startled to find 11 different publishing houses boasting 11 new Sherlock Holmes titles, including Nicholas Meyer’s blithely literate “The Seven-Percent Solution,” has the Great Detective enjoyed so extensive a cultural revival.


  • Movie Review: "Self/less"

    The gunfire and car crashes that dominate the second hour of the soul-swapping thriller “Self/less” (Focus) are sure signs that this ponderous property has run out of ideas.

  • Movie Review: "Minions"

    Fillet it how you will, “Minions” (Universal) is a treat.



  • Movie Review: "Love & Mercy"

    In “Love & Mercy” (Roadside), a profile of Brian Wilson, the driving force behind 1960s chart toppers the Beach Boys, director Bill Pohlad focuses on lengthy scenes showing the young Wilson (Paul Dano) laboriously crafting his distinctive sound in recording studios. It’s an intelligent, steady approach.

  • Movie Review: "Faith of Our Fathers"

    Director Carey Scott’s “Faith of Our Fathers” (Pure Flix) is a well-intentioned but awkwardly uneven account of Christianity’s impact on two generations of families.

  • Movie Review: "Magic Mike XXL"

    Don’t let those fancy Roman numerals in its title fool you — the male stripper sequel “Magic Mike XXL” (Warner Bros.) isn’t just for intellectuals.

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The promise and potential of Catholic schools

Kevin Baxter

As the remaining days of summer slip by and students return to their schools for another academic year, there is great hope and promise for Catholic schools throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.




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  • Saturday, August 29

    Family Foster Care and Foster Adoption Info Meeting, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Children’s Bureau Family Center, 1910 Magnolia Ave., Los Angeles. Children’s Bureau invites willing adults to become a resource family to children in foster care. Qualifying individuals (single or married) receive training, certification and support. (213) 342-0168. www.all4kids.org.

    A Pattern of Love and Forgiveness, 10 a.m.-4p.m., Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes. Cheryl Wunsch, Med RNCS, will share her faith journey to forgive the young man who murdered her mother. $50, lunch included. (310) 377-4867. www.maryjoseph.org.

    Grand Marian Procession, 3 p.m., Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W Temple St., Los Angeles. Banners, flags, color guards and bagpipers will highlight the processional parade which starts at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels with a Votive Mass and will end at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church “La Placita” with the benediction. www.thequeenofangels.comhttps://www.facebook.com/events/451624838374689/.

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