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

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

Lilies of the Field

“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not… Read More

Unbroken

Here’s another film more appropriate for older viewers. With the Olympic games currently underway in Japan, here’s a true story about an Olympic runner in Japan… albeit under very different… Read More

Harriet

When the slave Araminta Ross decides to make a run for it before being auctioned to a new owner in 1840s Maryland, she barely escapes with her life. Finding freedom… Read More

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace tells the true story of the British politician William Wilberforce’s historic efforts to abolish the slave trade in the British Empire. As a devout member of the Church… Read More

Penguin Bloom

After a terrible accident leaves the young mother Sam Bloom (Naomi Watts) paralyzed from the waist down, she and her family struggle to adapt to new routines. Sam is especially… Read More

Dolphin Tale

Inspired by the true story of a dolphin who lost her tail after getting trapped in a tangle of rope (and featuring the dolphin as herself), Dolphin Tale follows a… Read More

A Man For All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons tells the true story of Sir Thomas More (played by Paul Scofield). A highly accomplished and respected lawyer, author, and statesman, More serves as the… Read More