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Mike Vogel portrays Chicago Tribune reporter and avowed atheist Lee Strobel in “The Case for Christ” — a docudrama detailing the story of Strobel’s attempt to disprove Christianity after his wife becomes a Christian.

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.

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Dan Stevens plays the Beast and Emma Watson is Belle in Disney’s new live-action film, which “is about as good as a live-action adaptation/remake can be,” writes reviewer Rev. Ted Giese. Still, some blatant homosexual references may compel parents to make “discerning judgments concerning what their family watches and how they talk about the content with their children.”

Movie review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’

The new, live-action film includes some show-stopping musical scenes as well as some blatant homosexual references.

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Movie review: ‘The Shack’

“The Shack” is confused and disjointed, mixing truth and falsehood, and even as a work of fiction it is not worth defending, writes reviewer Ted Giese.

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Movie review: ‘Fences’

“Fences,” starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, explores grief, loss and the difficulties of marriage and family life.

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In “Manchester by the Sea,” Casey Affleck gives an Oscar-worthy performance as Lee Chandler, who returns to his hometown following the death of his brother and discovers he’s been named as his nephew’s legal guardian.

Movie review: ‘Manchester by the Sea’

Few films tackle grief and loss as well as “Manchester by the Sea,” but it would be even better if it featured the characters’ Christian faith in a more active way, writes reviewer Ted Giese.

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Dev Patel plays the grown-up Saroo — separated from his family in India at age 5 and adopted by an Australian couple — who returns to India in search of his birth family.

Movie review: ‘Lion’

This film about adoption and belonging is well worth seeing and discussing with family and friends, writes reviewer Rev. Ted Giese.

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