Au revoir, les enfants

This week’s film, whose title translates to Goodbye, Children, is a foreign drama that’s more appropriate for older viewers. In 1944 occupied France, the young Julien miserably returns to the… Read More

Breakthrough

It’s always refreshing to see characters pray earnestly to God, reminding us of the relationship He wants with us. And the prayers said in this week’s film are all the… Read More

Newsies

Here’s an underdog musical drama with a number of catchy songs from the songwriters behind other Disney classics, such as Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast. In New York City,… Read More

Fly Away Home

When her mother dies, 13-year-old Amy (a young Anna Paquin) moves from New Zealand to Canada to live with her father (Jeff Daniels), an eccentric sculptor and inventor. After such… Read More

The Young Messiah

With Easter on the horizon, here’s a film that takes us back to Jesus’s day. The Bible says almost nothing about Jesus’s early youth other than being found in the… Read More

The Wind Rises

Studio Ghibli is best known for its fantastical adventure stories, but in this week’s film we take a look at something different from them, as they dramatize the life of… Read More

Free Willy

This week’s film is a popular classic from the 90s. Hanging out with the wrong crowd, the 12-year-old orphan Jesse has become a liar and a thief. When police catch… Read More

The Straight Story

Alvin Straight is 73 and in poor health. When he gets a call that his older brother has had a stroke, he decides he must pay him a visit. Ten… Read More

Empire of the Sun

It’s the 1940s, and Jamie Graham (played by a young Christian Bale) is a British schoolboy living in Shanghai with his parents. He enjoys an upper class lifestyle, but takes… Read More

The Long Walk Home

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, here’s an historical drama from 1990. In 1955 Montgomery, Alabama, the upper-class well-to-do Miriam (Sissy Spacek) is happy to have the help… Read More

Going My Way

It’s the final movie night of the year. For a change of pace, why not end with a calm and uplifting classic? Bing Crosby stars as the Father Charles O’Malley,… Read More