Movie & Book Reviews


Movie Review: 'Alice Through the Looking Glass'
May 26 2016
The heroine of “Alice Through the Looking Glass” (Disney) is not Lewis Carroll's curious 7-year-old girl but rather an intrepid sea captain with an entrepreneurial streak.

Movie Review: "Money Monster"
May 19 2016
George Clooney stars as Lee Gates, host of the eponymous TV program on which he peddles investment advice.

Last Days in the Desert
May 13 2016
The thoughtful, but ultimately unsatisfying, religious drama embroiders on the biblical story of Jesus' 40 days spent fasting and praying in the desert.

Movie Review: 'Mother's Day'
May 04 2016
In the manner of Garry Marshall’s “Valentine’s Day” in 2010 and “New Year’s Eve” from the following year, there are six subplots, with more threads than a Tolstoy novel.

Movie Review: 'Eye in the Sky'
Apr 28 2016
The suspenseful military drama “Eye in the Sky” (Bleecker Street) examines a sprawling topic, the war on terrorism.

Intense book challenges status quo on churches’ approach to racism
Apr 28 2016
Readers may disagree with what Hart writes, but his words may provide enlightenment for Christians willing to address racism.

Movie Review: "The Huntsman: Winter’s War"
Apr 21 2016
Positioned to bookend the action of 2012’s “Snow White and the Huntsman,” this lavishly staged adventure is well intentioned but dull.

Movie Review: "The Jungle Book"
Apr 15 2016
Check out "The Jungle Book" (Disney), a lavish retelling of the 1894 collection of stories by British author Rudyard Kipling, in theaters now!

Movie Review: 'God's Not Dead 2'
Apr 05 2016
The very real threats to religious freedom in contemporary society could serve as the theme for a valuable documentary or a thought-provoking drama.

Movie Review: "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"
Apr 01 2016
Darkness hovers over the neighboring cities of Gotham and Metropolis.

Movie Review: 'The Young Messiah'
Mar 24 2016
Director and co-writer Cyrus Nowrasteh’s screen version of Anne Rice's 2005 novel “Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt” sensitively explores the mystery of the Incarnation.

Author gives strong, clear portrait of U.S. priest killed in Guatemala
Mar 18 2016
Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda tells the inspiring story of Father Stanley Rother, from his days of growing up in rural Oklahoma to giving his life for the people of Guatemala.