‘Downsizing’

A first word: This movie is not like how it is advertised. It looks like a comedy, but the comedic elements are really more of the dark variety. You may have seen the trailer for this film and thought, “Oh, milk chocolate.” But what you get is dark...

‘Lady Bird’

A college class on the psychology of family taught me a parent often has more trouble with a child of their gender. That dynamic is clearly on display in the wonderful movie, “Lady Bird.” The title refers to the name that Christine McPherson (Saoirse...

‘Mother!’

A slogan for a popular bathroom cleaner says, “We work hard so you don’t have to.” That applies to what I do as a movie reviewer. I go to movies so you don’t have to. “Mother!” is one of those movies. It’s weird, disturbing,...

‘All Saints’

I am not a fan of “Christian” movies. Movies that have the pedigree of being focused on faith or Christianity turn me off. There is a sense within them that does not ring true with me. However, I found one that I have to say that I liked. “All...

‘Detroit’

“Detroit” may have moved out of your local Cineplex, but I cannot think of a timelier movie. With all the talk and action around the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, “Detroit” can act as a primer to help whites understand some of the anger...