Religion and politics make for a toxic brew in the highly spiced historical drama “Mary Queen of Scots” (Focus).
Devotees believe that the Holy Face of Manoppello was one of the burial shrouds that covered the face of Jesus in the tomb and that the image was formed miraculously at the moment of the resurrection.
“Moral Leadership for a Divided Age” is an inspiring read and provides food for thought on 14 recognizable leaders who have made an impact on the world stage.
“If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna) is a faithful, evocative and reverent adaptation of James Baldwin’s 1974 novel about a struggling young African-American couple, with many of the attendant weaknesses such careful film realizations can bring with them.
The Arthurian legend gets an inventive updating in “The Kid Who Would Be King” (Fox), a thrilling adventure that casts schoolchildren as latter-day Knights of the Round Table, destined to save the world.
Those willing to entertain the real-life existence of superheroes as well as those well-versed in the previous films of director M. Night Shyamalan would appear to be the target audience for his thriller “Glass” (Universal).
Fans of 2017’s “A Dog’s Purpose” may be anxious to catch the quest-based adventure “A Dog’s Way Home” (Columbia). Both movies are based on novels by W. Bruce Cameron (who co-wrote the current screenplay with his wife, Cathryn Michon) and canine cuteness abounds in both.
The scientist who serves as the main character of the dull sci-fi misfire “Replicas” (Entertainment Studios) has clearly failed to heed the wisdom of Motown.
The Vatican announced its plans to take a leap of faith into the wide world of sports with the creation of its first ever sports association.
The latest example, “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight), is a costume comedy-drama about a royal love triangle in 18th-century England (hence the British spelling of “favorite”).