| Jun 15, 2014
| 3:50 PM
David Suchet, best known for his television portrayal of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, plays another canny scrutinizer of nefarious human behavior in Roger Crane's "The Last Confession," a straightforward political drama sexing itself up as a...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Vaticanologists — the Catholic version of Kremlinologists — are journalists and scholars who scrutinize even the most trivial actions for clues to the thinking of the pope. A subset of this group (in which I include myself) pays special...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:49 AM
Pope Francis canceled a visit to a Rome hospital at the last minute on Friday because of what the Vatican called a "sudden indisposition".
The Vatican gave no immediate details about what was ailing the 77-year-old Argentine pontiff, who has canceled...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
With their Muse Prods. shingle hanging on such edgy fare as "American Psycho," "Freeway," "Buffalo 66" and "Spring Breakers," producers Chris and Roberta Hanley are no strangers to controversy; however, there's something in the spring air this year that...
| May 23, 2014
| 10:05 AM
| May 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Italian digital distributor Nexo Digital is making its first foray as an international distributor at Cannes where it is selling selected territories on the digitally restored version of "A Hard Day's Night," and also on docu "Vatican Museums 3D," for...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 2:44 PM
More married men may be serving as Catholic priests in the U.S. and Canada soon, but not because Pope Francis is about to relax the requirement that Latin Rite priests be celibate.
Last week the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:39 PM
Pope Francis made an unprecedented bid for peace in the Holy Land on Sunday by hosting a prayer meeting at the Vatican with the presidents of Israel and Palestine Authority.
Weeks after the last round of U.S.-backed peace talks failed, Francis...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:48 AM
Israeli and Palestinian presidents meet in an unprecedented prayer meeting with Pope Francis on Sunday, a gesture he hopes will "re-create a desire, a possibility" of eventually relaunching the Middle East's stalled peace process.
The Vatican has played...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Way back in 1998, Chris and Roberta Hanley's Muse Prods. was at the center of a Cannes fest casting brouhaha that involved Leonardo DiCaprio and their film version of Bret Easton Ellis' "American Psycho." Leo didn't wind up in the picture, but the Mary...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:04 PM
When Pope Francis urged married couples not to substitute raising pets for having children — or risk growing old in solitude “with the bitterness of loneliness” — all I could think was: Get this man a pet. We’d have to...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM