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  • 'Vienna Blood,' Jan. 19, PBS

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Set in its titular city in 1906, the PBS period murder mystery "Vienna Blood" features only a cameo appearance by the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud (Franz Josef Koepp). Yet Freud's radical and controversial theories figure prominently throughout the limited series.

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  • 'The First Temptation of Christ,' streaming, Netflix

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Sheer provocation designed to generate controversy often helps TV programming gain an edge over the competition in an increasingly crowded, global marketplace. With their more-than-irreverent comedy special "The First Temptation of Christ," however, the Brazilian comedy troupe Porta dos Fundos (Back Door) have gone too far.

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  • TV program notes -- week of Jan. 19, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Jan. 19 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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  • TV film fare -- week of Jan. 19, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Jan. 19. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence, and sexual situations.

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  • TV program notes -- week of Jan. 12, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Jan. 12 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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  • TV film fare -- week of Jan. 12, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Jan. 12. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence, and sexual situations.

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  • TV program notes -- week of Jan. 5, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Jan. 5 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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  • TV film fare -- week of Jan. 5, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Jan. 5. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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  • TV program notes -- week of Dec. 29, 2019

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Dec. 29 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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  • TV film fare -- week of Dec. 29, 2019

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Dec. 29. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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  • 'Finding the Way Home,' Dec. 18, HBO

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Oscar-winning British actor Eddie Redmayne ("The Theory of Everything") narrates "Finding the Way Home." This life- and family-affirming documentary premieres on HBO Wednesday, Dec. 18, 9-10 p.m. EST.

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  • Is streaming 'cutting the cord,' or just the next-best thing?

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A decade ago, Americans were grinding their teeth about the cost of cable TV. Cable franchises, which have monopoly power in most U.S. cities and counties, were jacking up the bills on subscribers because their cable packages included channels subscribers weren't watching and didn't want.

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  • TV program notes -- week of Dec. 22, 2019

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Dec. 22 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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  • TV film fare -- week of Dec. 22, 2019

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Dec. 22. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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  • 'Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements,' Dec. 11, HBO

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The film "Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements" takes its title, of course, from Ludwig von Beethoven's famous 19th-century composition for piano. Anticipating by a year the 250th anniversary of the iconic composer's 1770 birth, the deeply humane, wonderfully poignant documentary premieres on the HBO pay-cable channel Wednesday, Dec. 11, 9-10:30 p.m. EST.

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