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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.
Arts & Entertainment
Steven D. Greydanus
The latest from Tom Cruse is highlighted.
Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
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.
Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
Timely viewing for the Advent and Nativity seasons.
Arts & Entertainment
Steven D. Greydanus
A film about a superhero family is among the picks this week.
Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
Does Tinseltown’s latest Grinch honor the book?
From his lair on Mount Critic, SDG takes a look.
Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
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.
Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
Worthwhile movies feature the holy ones.
Arts & Entertainment
Steven D. Greydanus
A classic Gregory Peck film is a pick.
Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
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. 
Arts & Entertainment
Steven D. Greydanus
Space-related picks in light of First Man
Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
The La La Land filmmakers reunite to explore the private life of Neil Armstrong and the triumphs and tragedies of the space race.
Arts & Entertainment
Steven D. Greydanus
A look at the life of a 15th-century monk who was Russia’s greatest iconographer.
Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
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.
Arts & Entertainment
Steven D. Greydanus
Mr. Rogers documentary gets a thumbs-up.
Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
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.
Arts & Entertainment
Steven D. Greydanus
First Reformed gets a thumbs-up.
Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
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.
Arts & Entertainment
Steven D. Greydanus
Sports movies get a thumbs-up.
Movies
Steven D. Greydanus
Ewan McGregor and Haley Atwell star in an overly familiar story of childhood whimsy lost and regained.
Arts & Entertainment
Steven D. Greydanus
Jim Caviezel film from 2000 gets a thumbs-up.