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Tim Burton gets some things right — not a lot of things, but some — in his take on Disney’s famous flying baby elephant.
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The celebrated filmmakers behind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Lego Movie and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs mount an important challenge to convention in Hollywood animation when it comes to the hero’s dad.
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With the Infinity War crisis on hold, Marvel jumps back to the 20th century for a fairly enjoyable debut of its first solo heroine, who in a way ties together the whole story to date.
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FILM: Stunning visuals and an emotional finale are undercut by half-baked story choices and a growing sense of unease about the whole premise of the franchise.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Of hope, healing, horses and superheroes: 2018 was a remarkable movie year — for family films, films with religious themes and documentaries — but it was also a year of family men who weren’t there for their families.
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This fish tale may be overstuffed and undercooked, but at its best it’s wondrous and poetic like few Hollywood popcorn movies.
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Like Christopher Robin, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, and Steven Spielberg’s Hook, Mary Poppins Returns is yet another revisionist sequel about childhood whimsy lost and regained.
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Here, at last, is the Spidey that family audiences need and the Spidey they deserve — and that’s just two of them!
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Named on the 1995 Vatican film list in the category of ‘Values,’ Steven Spielberg’s somber, controversial masterpiece has only grown in power and relevance.
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Timely viewing for the Advent and Nativity seasons.
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Does Tinseltown’s latest Grinch honor the book?
From his lair on Mount Critic, SDG takes a look.
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Disney’s second stab at Fantasia-themed fantasy-adventure steals from the best — and from some of the rest — but the theft never pays off.
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Worthwhile movies feature the holy ones.
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Dean Cain heads a strong cast in a restrained police procedural and legal drama that indicts not just the notorious abortionist but also the system that shielded him from scrutiny. 
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The La La Land filmmakers reunite to explore the private life of Neil Armstrong and the triumphs and tragedies of the space race.
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Picking up where Angelina Jolie’s film left off, this faith-based production from Pure Flix tells an overly familiar story of life struggles ending in an altar call.
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Has the Virgin Mary really spoken to a young girl in rural France? A French-language film offers an earnest look at how the hierarchy and the faithful respond to a purported visionary.
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Ben Kingsley and Oscar Isaac square off in a post-WWII historical drama, as the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann and one of the Israeli agents who captured him in 1960.
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Ewan McGregor and Haley Atwell star in an overly familiar story of childhood whimsy lost and regained.
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The most entertaining winning streak in popcorn action movies continues as Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt accepts his latest mission.
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The Dark Knight is now 10 years old. Viewed together, the three films invite comparison to the story of Abraham and God’s judgment on Sodom — but something is missing: finality.
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The popular monster-mash series finally has its Van Helsing, but he’s fighting a lost cause.
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An antidote to Marvel’s outsize apocalypses, this sequel is fresher — and more family-friendly — than the original.
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The ‘fivequel’ (or a middle movie in a sequel trilogy) has nothing to say and no case for its own existence.
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The long-awaited Pixar sequel recalls without quite recapturing the brilliance of the original.
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A Native American cowboy and onetime rodeo star whose career-ending injury is the basis of a masterful fact-inspired film talks about making the film, his heritage and his faith.
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Steven D. Greydanus
New film focuses on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood but looks beyond the show to its role in Rogers’ life and the larger world.
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‘Diary of a Country Priest’ meets ‘Taxi Driver’ in Paul Schrader’s brilliant, disturbing film starring Ethan Hawke as a troubled pastor trying to serve a seemingly distant God in an indifferent world.
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Watching Disney’s Solo is a little like watching the legendary Dutch Boy trying to plug the leaks in the dike with his fingers.
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Veteran filmmaker Wim Wenders’ documentary sets out to connect the dots from one of the Church’s most beloved saints to the current pope.