Sr. Rose Pacatte, a member of the Daughters of St. Paul, is the founding Director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Los Angeles.

She is an award-winning film journalist and author or co-author of fifteen titles on film, film and scripture and media literacy education. She has an Master's of Education in Media Studies from the University of London and is a D.Min candidate. You can learn more about her at

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'A Wrinkle in Time' has powerful themes, but still underwhelms

The new Ava DuVernay film is strong on female characters and racial diversity, but disappoints with uneven production values.

Sister Rose's Oscar reflections, hopes and scolds

Movies: History, humanity, humor, family, religion, identity, relationships and the environment are just a few of the themes found in the Oscar's Best Picture category.

'The 15:17 to Paris' doesn't need bells or whistles to be authentic

Film review: Clint Eastwood's new film is a harrowing tale of heroism that uses the people who were involved in thwarting a terrorist attack aboard a European train as the actors. This is a very moving, inspirational film about being prepared to act for the common good.

Mystery and grace in 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'

Movie review: Look for echoes of Flannery O'Connor in writer-director Martin McDonagh's "Three Billboards," a story that works on human, religious and theological levels.