Gifted

NEW YORK — Endearing and well-acted, director Marc Webb’s drama “Gifted” (Fox Searchlight) might have been a family-friendly movie. Elements in screenwriter Tom Flynn’s script, however, make … Read More

The Case for Christ

NEW YORK — Christian apologetics, the branch of theology devoted to proving the reasonableness of belief in Jesus, is almost as old as the faith itself. Three … Read More

The Zookeeper’s Wife

NEW YORK — Moviegoers of goodwill may ask themselves, while watching the fact-based historical drama “The Zookeeper’s Wife” (Focus), why they aren’t enjoying themselves more. The story … Read More

Ghost in the Shell

NEW YORK — “Ghost in the Shell” (Paramount), director Rupert Sanders’ murky, boring adaptation of a series of comics by Masamune Shirow, offers little beyond glitzy futuristic … Read More

The Boss Baby

NEW YORK  — Fans of Stewie Griffin, the “enfant terrible” of Fox-TV’s “Family Guy,” will know in advance just what effect the folks behind “The Boss Baby” … Read More

Saban’s Power Rangers

NEW YORK — A Saturday morning children’s show gets its third big-screen treatment with “Saban’s Power Rangers” (Lionsgate). Regrettably, unlike the two previous films in the franchise, … Read More

Kong: Skull Island

NEW YORK — With a thematic agenda that takes it beyond the usual confines of its genre, and a story driven forward by sustained, nervous dread — … Read More

The Shack

NEW YORK — “The Shack” (Summit), director Stuart Hazeldine’s screen version of William Paul Young’s best-selling novel, represents a serious effort to tackle the problem of evil … Read More

Before I Fall

NEW YORK — Sound values underlie the conversion story “Before I Fall” (Open Road). But the path toward its positive conclusion takes twists and turns that will … Read More

Justice League Dark

NEW YORK  — DC Comics’ new straight-to-video release “Justice League Dark” (Warner Home Video) should come with a label that reads, “Warning: Not a Real Justice League … Read More