Duma

When the young South African boy Xan finds an orphaned baby cheetah, he decides to raise it, calling it Duma. When the cat becomes too old to continue raising on… Read More

The Boy and the Beast

Refusing to live with his new guardians after his mother dies, nine year old Ren runs away, losing himself in the streets of Tokyo. He is soon found by Kumatetsu,… Read More

The Good Dinosaur

This week’s film is a more light-hearted adventure taking place in a comedic alternate reality in which dinosaurs never went extinct and have evolved human-level intelligence, while humans remain more… 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

Secondhand Lions

When the young Walter is forced to spend the summer with his two old eccentric great uncles (Robert Duvall and Michael Caine), he’s not too happy about it. He’s never… Read More

A Monster Calls

While a film about a boy conjuring an imaginary beast to guide him through an emotionally tumultuous time may sound like the plot of a children’s film, this more serious… Read More

The Kid Who Would Be King

While escaping from a pair of bullies chasing him, 12 year old Alex stumbles upon something peculiar at a construction site: a sword in a stone. Easily pulling it from… Read More

The Indian in the Cupboard

“You should not do magic you do not understand!” Here’s another gem from the 90s. When Omri receives a cupboard on his ninth birthday, he discovers that whatever toy he… Read More

Captain’s Courageous

Like the director Victor Fleming’s other classic films (namely The Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind) Captain’s Courageous is a film everyone should see at least once in… Read More

The Learning Tree

This 1969 film follows Newt Winger (Kyle Johnson), a Black teenager growing up in Kansas in the 1920s. Throughout the film, as he encounters and experiences several tragic events that… Read More

Moana

Released in 2016, Moana tells the tale of a chief’s daughter from the Polynesian island Motunui. She must go on a quest – one that is filled with danger, delight,… Read More