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Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
Resting lion face: Disney’s latest photo replica of a 1990s Renaissance classic is the most slavish — and pointless — to date.
Arts & Entertainment
Steven D. Greydanus
1995 family film is a pick.
Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
The Infinity War Endgame is over, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe goes on, with Tom Holland’s likable Webhead battling mysterious forces while on vacation in Europe.
Arts & Entertainment
The Editors
A remake is designated a ‘pick.’
Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
Philosophical and existential mysteries weigh against moral problems in this unnecessary, inventive, fraught coda to Pixar’s great trilogy.
Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
Apocalyptic and postapocalyptic scenarios are huge on the big and small screens right now.
Arts & Entertainment
Steven D. Greydanus
Add Arabian adventure to your film list.
Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
It’s just about everyone vs. everyone else in this MonsterVerse sequel, with King Kong waiting in the wings for 2020.
Arts & Entertainment
Steven D. Greydanus
A Jim Caviezel movie gets a thumbs-up.
Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
Will Smith stars in Disney’s latest live-action adaptation.
Arts & Entertainment
Steven D. Greydanus
Documentary on the moon landing gets a thumbs-up.
Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
Tolkien isn’t without its pleasures, but they’re mostly on the surface, and the film that bears his name barely touches upon the author’s Catholic faith, which was crucial to his life and work.
Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
A new documentary explores the colorful life of the late Notre Dame president Father Ted Hesburgh, remembered for his civil-rights activism and his role in a controversial declaration on Catholic universities.
Arts & Entertainment
Steven D. Greydanus
A classic St. Bernadette feature film is a ‘pick’ this issue.
Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
Marvel’s long-running ‘middle movie’ mania finally builds to an impressively ambitious finale, highlighting both the strengths and the limitations of the franchise as a whole.
Arts & Entertainment
Steven D. Greydanus
A new documentary explores the hand of Providence and the convergence of faith in the efforts of the pope and the president to crack the Iron Curtain.
Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
Too often Mary Magdalene has been portrayed as a penitent adulteress or prostitute. A new film starring Rooney Mara as the Magdalene and Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus seeks to set the record straight, but there are issues.
Arts & Entertainment
Steven D. Greydanus
Older movies get a thumbs-up
Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
The latest DC installment is a lighthearted superhero romp with some darker patches, notable family and religious themes and a few problems.
Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
Pure Flix’s adaptation of the Planned Parenthood clinic director-turned-pro-life activist makes for a rousing conversion story for the pro-life faithful that’s not entirely without a challenge to the movement.
Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
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.
Arts & Entertainment
Steven D. Greydanus
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a pick.
Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
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.
Arts & Entertainment
Steven D. Greydanus
A classic from the 1990s gets a thumbs-up.
Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
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.
Arts & Entertainment
Steven D. Greydanus
Ant-Man and the Wasp gets a thumbs-up.
Movies
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.
Arts & Entertainment
Steven D. Greydanus
Talking animals and Indiana Jones get thumbs-up.
Arts & Entertainment
Steven D. Greydanus
Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List was released 25 years ago.
World
Steven D. Greydanus
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.