Movie Review: Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade is an independent movie that’s getting a lot of buzz this summer. It tells the story of Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher), a shy girl, awkwardly trying to make it through eighth grade and on to high school. Kayla … Continue reading

Movie Review: Mission: Impossible – Fallout

I remember as a kid watching the classic Mission: Impossible 1960s TV series. Each episode put agent Jim Phelps and his team in perilous situations in unnamed Eastern European or South American countries. They always made it back home safely … Continue reading

Movie Review: Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace is an excellent movie directed and written (with Anne Rosellini) by Debra Granik. Granik’s last film was the equally impressive Winter’s Bone from 2010. Even though Leave No Trace takes place in Oregon and Washington and Winter’s … Continue reading

Movie Review: Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Fred Rogers is one of the most iconic figures in television history. From 1968-2001, he wrote, produced, and starred in the PBS children’s series Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. Even if you never watched an episode, you know his face, his famous … Continue reading

Movie Review: Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2 is the long-awaited sequel to the much loved 2004 Pixar animated film The Incredibles. The first Incredibles tells the story of superhero family Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible), his wife Helen (Elastigirl), and their children Violet, Dash, and baby … Continue reading

Movie Review: First Reformed

First Reformed is the story of Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) who pastors at a small church in upstate New York. First Reformed Church dates from the time of the Revolutionary War and is about to celebrate its 250th Anniversary. … Continue reading

Movie Review: I Can Only Imagine

I Can Only Imagine is a faith-based film that has become a surprise hit this spring. It tells the “story behind the story” of the song of the same name which became a popular hit for the Contemporary Christian music … Continue reading

Movie Review: A Quiet Place

Due to a very busy Lent and Easter season, I’ve missed some movies that have been released in the last month, including some faith-based films I wanted to see. I hope I can catch up with them! Meanwhile, I did … Continue reading

Movie Review: Black Panther

I can’t remember any time in the last decade that a movie has opened with so much interest as the eagerly anticipated Black Panther. Not only has it been the subject of many media stories, but it has opened to … Continue reading

Movie Review: The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman is a hit from the Christmas season, still going strong into February, quite unusual for a movie today, in which most are in and out of theaters in a few weeks. The movie is a musical biography … Continue reading

Movie Review: The Post

The Post is the new newspaper drama directed by Steven Spielberg. It takes place in 1971, when Richard Nixon was President and the U.S. was involved in the increasingly unpopular Vietnam War. At this time, journalist Daniel Ellsberg came across … Continue reading

Movie Review: The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water is the latest film from director Guillermo del Toro. It has been described in many ways, perhaps best as an “adult fairy tale.” It’s a beautiful, imaginative film in so many ways, and is already receiving … Continue reading

Movie Review: Darkest Hour

Last summer the critically acclaimed movie Dunkirk was released, telling the story of the evacuation of the British troops from Dunkirk to England in 1940. Now we see the story leading up to Dunkirk, from the point of view of … Continue reading

Movie Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Going into the latest Star Wars movie, I realized that I was 23 when the first Star Wars was released in May, 1977. Who would have guessed then that it would have become a global phenomenon and is still going … Continue reading