Movie review: ‘Insurgent’

While the film doesn’t club viewers over the head with Christian content, it does include Christian themes, writes reviewer Rev. Ted Giese.

Movie review: ‘CHAPPiE’

With its relentless violence, this is not a film for everyone. But it poses important questions even if it arrives at unsatisfying answers from a Christian perspective, says reviewer Rev. Ted Giese.

Movie review: ‘Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’

This year’s “Best Picture” Oscar winner is well-made, but that doesn’t excuse its glamorization of psychotic depression, says reviewer Rev. Ted Giese.

Movie review: ‘American Sniper’

While the religious aspects of the story are pared down, Clint Eastwood provides quality direction, and Bradley Cooper’s Oscar-nominated performance is strong, writes reviewer Rev. Ted Giese.

Movie review: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’

Peter Jackson’s movie concludes his film adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit; or at least he begins its conclusion, with an extended edition expected later.

Movie review: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

Ridley Scott’s new film can’t be recommended as a “devotional,” but may serve as fertile ground for conversing with others about God.

Movie review: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1’

Fans of the “Hunger Games” franchise likely will enjoy the film, and it will certainly tide them over until Part 2 debuts in November 2015.

Movie review: ‘Interstellar’

Christopher Nolan’s new film is more like his film “Inception” than his trilogy of “Batman” movies. It’s both cerebral and emotionally intense.

Movie review: ‘Fury’

At its core, “Fury” is not a sweeping epic but rather an intimate portrait of men in war. And those men are never far from their Christian faith.

Movie review: ‘Annabelle’

“Annabelle,” the follow-up to the horror film, “The Conjuring,” falls short of its goal. The truly horrifying elements of the film are bad preaching and bad theology.

Movie review: ‘The Maze Runner’

Along with high-intensity action, this sci-fi thriller brings a sense of mystery to the table as its story unfolds.

Movie review: ‘Boyhood’

This unique film, shot over 12 years, tells the story of a young boy and his family as he grows from boyhood, through adolescence, into early adulthood.

Movie review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

There’s nothing dour about this energetic space-opera romp, where the heroes are honest about what big losers they are but still manage to shine.

Movie review: ‘Hercules’

The film poses big questions but doesn’t spend much time contemplating them. Director Brett Ratner is more interested in getting to the action — and there’s plenty of it.

Movie review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Though not God-motivated, the film stresses the need to care for one’s “neighbor.”

Movie review: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’

Building on the original film’s story of complementary parts making a whole, and how a change of perspective can help, the sequel again focuses on themes of friendship, loyalty and acceptance.