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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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In the new Martin Scorsese film “Silence,” Andrew Garfield, center, portrays fictional Jesuit missionary Father Rodrigues, whose faith is put to the test by his Japanese captors. While it is difficult to watch, the film is a cut above other Christian films, says reviewer Ted Giese.

Movie review: ‘Silence’

Is denying Jesus to save others from suffering a Christ-like thing to do? The new Martin Scorsese film offers viewers a lot to think about.

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Movie review: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

Director Gareth Edwards has made a film that looks and feels like “Star Wars,” but may be too intense for young children.

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Mel Gibson's gory new war film tells the true story of Private First Class Desmond Doss — in a strong performance by Andrew Garfield — a World War II American Army medic and conscientious objector who wanted to save lives, not take them.

Movie review: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

Mel Gibson’s gory war film is not for everyone, but it takes Christian faith seriously and encourages viewers toward ethical living within their vocations.

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Movie review: ‘Doctor Strange’

Espousing both Eastern mysticism and western atheism, the film ends up being a “kitchen junk drawer of theological, spiritual, religious and occult ideas that are hard to follow or keep straight.”

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