Film tells the fascinating if not complete backstory of J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings.
The Middle Eastern fable returns as a live-action film, with an empowered Jasmine and a positive cultural representation.
Superheroes take a victory lap in this fan-focused finale to the Marvel saga.
Breakthrough won’t win any awards, but the inspiration factor is through the roof.
Sweet, funny, and quirky, Mirai offers a warm-hearted and original look at family ties.
Beale Street tells us about music, family, racism, and injustice
Can you love someone you can never touch? That’s the buzzing premise of Five Feet Apart, a star-crossed romance between two teens afflicted with cystic fibrosis.
This gut-wrenching film asks sobering questions. The world is teeming with hurting children; what does the future hold for them? And what will we do about it?
Captain Marvel moderates the use of her gifts by conviction, not convention.
These sad, sad stories lead to a deeper understanding of what happens to a child who is caught up in the spell of a predator.
Transit is a timely film that addresses many of the current complexities and confusion around our global refugee crisis.
- The last round of movie awards this season will be handed out Sunday night, February 24. To take a look at what Banner reviewers thought of some of the nominees,
Peter Jackson’s stunning documentary examines the life of British infantrymen during World War I.
Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda invites viewers into the lives of this “family” of shoplifters.
Roma is an intimate look at daily life and the often unnoticed people who make it happen.
Dumplin’ endears while it explores body image, loyalty, grief, and tricky mother-daughter relationships.
Monsters and Men is a small indie film that tries to dig deep into big topics.
We asked our reviewers to offer their five favorite titles of 2018 in a number of categories.
When so many of our young people feel like the problems facing our world are insurmountable, it’s a breath of fresh air to see this kind of empowerment and encouragement.
Ralph Breaks the Internet offers families an opportunity to discuss how the Internet can be both a tool that aids us and a place where we can lose ourselves.
A list of movies that evoke the themes of Advent.
Powerful acting rescues a feel-good film that garners a few too many laughs from the racism it attempts to decry.
Emma Thompson gives an excellent performance as Fiona Maye, a family court judge dealing with unexpected consequences from visiting the child at issue in a case over which she presides.
Writer and director Chloe Zhao has created an authentic film, from the grittiness of harsh words to the enduring love and support of family and friends.