Movie Reviews

Movie review: ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’

Christian faith is a significant part of this film, but as in real life, not everyone is happy with God.

Movie review: ‘The Young Messiah’

Viewers looking for a true picture of the young Jesus will best be served by searching Him out in Scripture and avoiding this messy, fictionalized concoction.

Movie review: ‘Risen’

The film is respectful of the Christian faith in its consideration of what a nonbeliever would have to “reconcile” should he come in contact with the risen Christ.

Movie review: ‘The Revenant’

Even though the film captures the beauty of the frontier landscape and its bitter dangers and troubles, it is a poor substitute for the book on which it is based, writes reviewer Ted Giese.

Movie review: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Set 30 years after the events of 1983’s “Return of the Jedi,” the new “Star Wars” film looks and feels both old and new.

Movie review: ‘Spotlight’

The film — about child abuse in the Roman Catholic Church — is a movie of substance that is worth watching, even if it’s painful.

Movie review: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2’

For fans of “The Hunger Games” series, “Mockingjay — Part 2” provides a satisfying conclusion.

Movie review: ‘Spectre’

“Spectre” reveals all the secrets of the first three Daniel Craig 007 films and ties up Bond’s loose ends.

Movie review: ‘Bridge of Spies’

A solid piece of true-storytelling, the film is a measured look at the more mundane side of international espionage.

Movie review: ‘Black Mass’

Appropriately cold and dark, the film at its core confronts the nature and consequences of sin.

Movie review: ‘The Martian’

Filled with suspense and dramatic tension, “The Martian” is a well-executed thriller, and viewers need not be sci-fi fans to enjoy the ride, writes reviewer Rev. Ted Giese.

Movie review: ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’

While this sequel has lots of action, it’s also missing some of the things that made the first “Maze Runner” film intriguing and fun, writes reviewer Rev. Ted Giese.

Movie review: ‘Fantastic Four’

The movie is not so much fantastic as it is familiar, and in this case familiarity has bred a lot of contempt in the world of film review, writes reviewer Rev. Ted Giese.

Movie review: ‘Ant-Man’

Throughout the film the action is generally handled with a light touch — nothing is taken too seriously.

Movie review: ‘Jurassic World’

It’s not a great film but certainly very good, writes reviewer Ted Giese. Parents should take the movie’s PG-13 rating seriously, though, as some scenes may be too intense for young children.

Movie review: ‘Mad Max Fury Road’

If explosions and mayhem with a simple-yet-effective story, well-acted by a strong cast, is the order of the day, then this film will not disappoint, writes reviewer Rev. Ted Giese.