Rose Pacatte

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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'The Brink' shows Steve Bannon as a human, and as the enemy

'The Best of Enemies' explores a true story of mutual antipathy

'Unplanned' is important, but not exactly entertaining

'Leaving Neverland' conveys danger, tragedy of celebrity seduction

Sister Rose picks her top 10 films of 2018

'Birds of Passage' shows origin of the drug trade from Colombian POV

'Confess': Irish artist's exhibit reflects on clergy sex abuse of children

Derivative dystopia: 'Alita' needed better characters for its visual spectacle

A rabbi and a sister suggest a Judeo-Christian New Year's resolution

'Boy Erased' depicts the casualties of gay conversion therapy

Gosnell film shines light on abortion's inequities, horrors

Mother's story in 'The Sentence' indicts US criminal justice system

Documentary tells chilling history of US 'Eugenics Crusade'

'The Hate U Give' film gives a clear voice to its young heroine

'Smallfoot' uses myths to convey timely truths

A bounty of worthy films, and a new TV show to try out

One nun's take on horror film 'The Nun'

The elephant in the sanctuary: Did the abuse crisis come up at Mass?

'Christopher Robin' offers a respite from your concerns

Three new films explore father-daughter relationships