“A Quiet Place” is the rare horror film that invites the audience to become invested in the characters, as opposed to horror films that include characters for the sole purpose of gruesome deaths.
Movie review: ‘God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness’
The third installment in the “God’s Not Dead” series is a vast improvement over the first two, but this doesn’t mean it’s a good film, only that it’s a better film.
Movie review: ‘Paul, Apostle of Christ’
Reviewer Ted Giese calls it “a remarkable film” with “a strong presentation of forgiveness, grace and mercy.”
Movie review: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’
For a film about love and bravery, “A Wrinkle in Time” turns out to neither love its source material nor demonstrate courage in its execution.
Movie review: ‘Black Panther’
The new film from director Ryan Coogler picks up the story of Black Panther where 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War” left off.
Movie review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’
Director/screenwriter Rian Johnson has made a perfectly good film that some viewers will love but others may find frustrating because of the unexpected plot.
Movie Review: ‘Wonder’
“Wonder” presents a positive portrayal of a traditional, intact nuclear family struggling with one of the children’s social and health-related challenges.
Movie review: ‘The Star’
Here’s a clean family film that doesn’t disrespect Christianity and provides a positive movie-going experience for young children.
Movie review: ‘Blade Runner 2049’
Similar to the original, but “darker” and “grimmer,” “Blade Runner 2049” ponders what it means to be human.
Movie review: ‘It’
The new film, based on Stephen King’s 1986 horror novel of the same name, tackles, among other things, the topic of fear.
Movie review: ‘Annabelle: Creation’
For all its goofiness and manipulative thrills, the film echoes a Lutheran view: the dead don’t interact with the living, but demons do.
Movie review: ‘Dunkirk’
The new film “provides a unique and intense film-going experience” that “will keep viewers on the edge of their seats,” writes reviewer Ted Giese.
Movie review: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’
“While not bright and cheerful, ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ is entertaining and interesting, well-made, with a lot of heart,” writes reviewer Ted Giese.
Movie review: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’
The new film is “fun and entertaining” and “well worth a watch for Spider-Man fans,” writes reviewer Ted Giese.
Movie review: ‘The Case for Christ’
The film is “a cut above other films in the faith-based genre,” with “better script, acting, cinematography and design,” writes reviewer Ted Giese.
Movie review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’
The new, live-action film includes some show-stopping musical scenes as well as some blatant homosexual references.