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.
This movie, adapted from Angie Thomas’s bestselling young adult novel, gives a rare glimpse into the complexity of feeling pride for living in a misunderstood neighborhood.
First Man is filled with strong performances, talented direction, and beautiful cinematography.
A fairy tale goes wrong when three biological siblings find each other in this important documentary.
Lean on Pete is a closely observed portrait of a young man who needs someone to care for and commit to him, to give him love, stability, and a sense of belonging.
Beautifully Broken is a faith-based film based on the unlikely but true stories of a trio of families who have experienced terrible trauma and amazing grace.
War leaves no one unscathed, but director Xavier Beauvois presents the struggle to work the land, the appreciation of the achingly beautiful creation, and the women’s desire for connection and companionship in ways that are fully realized and deeply human.
Spike Lee’s latest film pushes viewers to consider their own allegiances.
This fresh, raw movie is an urgent call to care for children—in our families, in our schools or churches, and anywhere else. A call to show them love wherever we can.
Leave No Trace provides a low-key but subtle critique of how our society treats veterans.
Director Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs is a visual masterpiece with a lot to chew on.
The Dating Project is an enlightening look at an important part of life that has changed radically in the last decades.
This documentary reveals the character and vision of Fred Rogers, who saw the image of God in everyone.
Incredibles 2 is a family-supportive movie that reminds viewers we are stronger when we work together.
The story of MercyMe frontman Bart Millard doesn’t hide from the darkness and pain of abuse, yet it is full of hope for forgiveness and grace.
Solo gives us the backstory of Hollywood’s beloved smirking smuggler.