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Son's memoir shows natural link between farming, literature
Son's memoir shows natural link between farming, literature
August 28, 2015
"Northern Lights, Southern Nights: A Memoir of Writing Parents" by Albert Eisele. North Star Press (St. Cloud, Minnesota, 2015). 155 pp;$14.95.
 
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We Are Your Friends
We Are Your Friends
August 28, 2015

Several scenes in the tepid, noncommittal drama "We Are Your Friends" are set around a drained backyard swimming pool in which only a small puddle of polluted water remains. It's an appropriate image for the film's moral context.  

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No Escape
No Escape
August 26, 2015

There's a reason most action films center on hard-boiled characters who know how to look out for themselves. Ordinary folk -- be they accountants, dentists or that emo barista at the local high-end coffee spot who always spells your name wrong -- are unlikely to flourish in the usual circumstances confronting a James Bond or a Jason Bourne. 

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Sinister 2
Sinister 2
August 24, 2015
American Ultra
American Ultra
August 21, 2015

The premise on which the action comedy "American Ultra" (Lionsgate) rests is a relatively clever one. Yet the film's potential appeal is overwhelmed by the excessive violence with which this initial scenario is developed. 

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Hitman: Agent 47
Hitman: Agent 47
August 21, 2015

Some things, as we know, improve with the passage of time. Alas, film adaptations of the video game series "Hitman" do not seem to be a case in point. 

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Two novels look at sibling relationships from a Catholic perspective
Two novels look at sibling relationships from a Catholic perspective
August 19, 2015
Goal of rosary rallies to 'bring souls closer to Christ,' says leader
Goal of rosary rallies to 'bring souls closer to Christ,' says leader
August 14, 2015

Together, 350-plus boys clad in different-colored football jerseys resembled a mosaic as they sat or knelt on the grass at Cincinnati's Mount St. Mary's Seminary with rosaries in hand.

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