The Archdiocese of Portland is a rich environment for Catholic writers. Here are reviews of several of the best books — by Deacon Chris Anderson, Holy Cross Father Richard Berg, Deacon Owen Cummings, Brian Doyle, Terry Ianora, Randy Traeger and Lillian Whitlow.
NEW YORK (CNS) — While "Patriots Day" (Lionsgate) is an effective dramatization of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and its violent aftermath, the film is also an unsparing portrayal of those events. Thus it can only be recommended for the sturdiest adult viewers.
NEW YORK (CNS) — There's little chance of catching a quick nap during "Sleepless" (Open Road), a noisy, vulgar, and highly violent police drama.
Based on the 2011 French film "Nuit Blanche" ("Sleepless Night"), this tense thriller, directed by Baran bo Odar, involves a complex game of cat-and-mouse between law enforcement and drug dealers on the mean streets of Las Vegas.