The Iron Giant

Here’s a lesser-known animated film from the filmmaker who would go on to direct The Incredibles and Ratatouille for Pixar. Nine-year-old Hogarth lives in a small town in the 1950s.… Read More

National Treasure

In a change of pace from last week’s animated fairy tale, here’s an action adventure with an historic flavor. Ever since he was a child, Ben Gates has believed what… Read More

Home Team

Sean Payton (Kevin James) was doing well as the head coach of the New Orleans Saints football team, but when he’s suspended for a year following a sports scandal, he… 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

Encanto

In a small remote enchanted village in Colombia lives the Madrigal family, each member gifted with certain powers that they use in service of the village. Except for the teenage… Read More

Jingle Jangle

Here’s a whimsical and imaginative story to consider as Christmastide comes to an end. Soon after the inventor and toymaker Jeronicus Jangle finishes a prototype of his latest wondrous toy,… Read More

The Christmas Chronicles

The young Katie and her teenage brother Ted are having a rough holiday season. They’ve grown apart with age, and their family is about to celebrate their first Christmas without… Read More

Elf

Here’s a Christmas film that’s admittedly more on the secular side, but has become a seasonal favorite by offering a fun and hilariously entertaining story. While Santa is delivering presents… Read More

3 Godfathers

While most Christmas films are sure to feature iconic seasonal imagery like snow and evergreen trees, this one’s a bit different. It’s a Christmas western set in the arid deserts… Read More

Home Alone

As another season of Advent begins, here’s a seasonal classic from the 90s. Kevin is feeling ignored, unloved, and miserable. His large family is preparing for a holiday trip and… Read More