Movie Review

Wonder

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.

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“The Star” tells the story of a young donkey, a little white dove and a sheep who work to help Mary and Joseph escape danger in the months leading up to Jesus’ birth.

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.

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Blade Runner

Movie review: ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Similar to the original, but “darker” and “grimmer,” “Blade Runner 2049” ponders what it means to be human.

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Even if you don’t find horror movies appealing, the current popularity of “It” provides opportunity to talk about fear from a Christian perspective and point to the trust Christians have in God.

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.

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In the horror film “Annabelle: Creation,” a dead girl’s doll is inhabited by evil spirits. Some people believe they can communicate with the dead, and the fact that this film addresses that makes it worth talking about, writes reviewer Ted Giese.

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.

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In telling the story in “Dunkirk,” director Christopher Nolan has crafted “an extraordinarily intense and, at times, unnerving film about a military catastrophe, which against all odds was snatched out of the fires of total defeat,” writes reviewer Ted Giese.

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.

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