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Reel Faith is back! New 60s! Frozen! Christmas Candle! Thor! More!

11/27/2013 Comments (2)

The holiday mini-season of “Reel Faith” is underway, and we have a slew of new 60-second reviews below. Check them out!

Note that David and I disagreed somewhat on Frozen and The Christmas Candle, so the 60s below only tell half the story — and our favorite film of those we discussed this past week, the Robert Redford seafaring thriller All is Lost, isn’t in the 60s below. To get the full picture on all these films, watch Friday’s episode of “Reel Faith,” now online at the website!

Frozen (SDG)

The critics love Disney’s Frozen. I think it’s a limp retread of Tangled. (See my full review.)

The Christmas Candle (DD)

Christian writer Max Lucado’s novela is brought to the screen courtesy of distributor EchoLight Studios (Rick Santorum’s new film company), and stars Hans Mathesen, Samantha Barks (Les Miz’s Eponine) and Susan Boyle.

Thor: The Dark World (SDG)

How is Thor like Superman? How is he different? Your questions answered here!

Ender’s Game (SDG)

Emerging from at least a decade of development hell, Orson Scott Card's classic sci-fi tale makes it to the screen maybe 50 percent intact … which doesn't make it a bad movie.

Free Birds (DD)

Just in time for Thanksgiving!

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About Steven D. Greydanus

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Steven D. Greydanus is film critic for the National Catholic Register and Decent Films, the online home for his film writing. He writes regularly for Christianity Today, Catholic World Report and other venues, and is a regular guest on several radio shows. Steven has contributed several entries to the New Catholic Encyclopedia, including “The Church and Film” and a number of filmmaker biographies. He has also written about film for the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy. He has a BFA in Media Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York, and an MA in Religious Studies from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, PA. He is pursuing diaconal studies in the Archdiocese of Newark. Steven and Suzanne have seven children.