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 15 titles on film, film and Scripture and media literacy education. She has a master's of education in media studies degree from the University of London. Her dissertation for her doctorate in pastoral ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation is entitled "To Seek God's Face: Theological Approaches to Film." You find all her NCR reviews and articles at

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Jessica Chastain talks Tammy Faye and God's grace

Movie review: "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" portrays a televangelist who transcends her limitations. "She is not a caricature, nor is she a deep person. But she is a deeply loving person," actress Jessica Chastain tells NCR.

'Respect' film shows the amazing grace of Aretha Franklin's life

Movie review: Jennifer Hudson is brilliant as Aretha Franklin in the new film "Respect." In the flash of an eye, the film moves from Franklin's busy, sometimes frenetic outer life to her soulful inner life.

'The Holy Game' is a deep dive into seminarians and soccer

Movie review: Documentary filmmakers Brent Hodge and Chris Kelly set out to chronicle the Clericus Cup, a soccer tournament for seminarians in Rome. But fascinating personal stories "changed the course of the film."