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) — "Don't think it! Don't say it!" Such is the frantic, oft-repeated mantra of the bewitched and bewildered — not to mention generic — characters who populate "The Bye Bye Man" (STX). Their struggle to evade the malevolent specter of the title (Doug Jones) ultimately proves more tiresome than terrifying.