- Jul 15, 2020
James Faulkner, the British actor in the title role of St. Paul in the upcoming movie “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” isn’t taking a lot of credit for his portrayal.
While promoting the new Clint Eastwood film about their real-life heroic efforts on a train to Paris, the three men, who also portray themselves in the movie, are always sure to credit God for their actions.
“Lady Bird” unspools the senior year of its title character Christine McPherson (Saoirse Riordan) at a Catholic high school in Sacramento, California, in 2002-03, one quite similar to the school attended by the movie’s writer-director, Greta Gerwig.
“The Last Jedi” explicitly tries to kill Star Wars’ past — and even gleefully plays with what it considers to be the audience’s wrongheaded expectations in doing so.
Jeff Baena’s comedy “The Little Hours,” is inspired by stories from 14th-century Italian writer Giovanni Boccaccio’s “The Decameron,” which was condemned itself many times throughout history. Baena said he was surprised at the controversy created by his film. He decided to use some of the bad press to promote the movie instead of ignoring it.
On Ascension Thursday (May 25) — Day Nine of the Cannes film festival — a full-day program devoted to spirituality and cinema kicked off with Mass at the Church of Notre Dame de Bon Voyage: Cannes’ central Catholic church, a stone’s throw from the Palais du Cinéma, the film festival headquarters.