Family Films

July 21, 2014

Video Reviews: Dawn of Apes! Planes! Deliver Us From Evil! Earth to Echo!

July 17, 2014

SDG Reviews ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’

Disney goes back to the same oil well once too often, running the world of Cars franchise into the ground.

June 19, 2014

Maleficent, Rape and Sympathy for the Devil

That Maleficent includes a metaphorical rape scene doesn’t make it a bad movie. That it celebrates a heroine with such clear and intentional satanic resonances does.

June 13, 2014

So, How Gay IS ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’?

June 13, 2014

SDG Reviews ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’

Wider horizons, more plot, new characters … and of course new dragons.

May 30, 2014

SDG Reviews ‘Maleficent’

Hollywood’s latest revisionist fairy tale is a warmed-over Frozen, with less interesting characters and a startlingly dark subtext.

February 11, 2014

How Christian is Disney's Frozen? (Not very.) Part 1

Attempts to read Disney’s monster hit as an allegory of the Gospel greatly overstate their case.

February 7, 2014

SDG Reviews 'The Lego Movie'

The makers of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs do wonders with brightly colored plastic construction blocks.

January 31, 2014

So, How Gay IS Disney’s Frozen?

Does Disney’s monster hit include the first same-sex couple in the studio’s history?

November 27, 2013

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

November 26, 2013

SDG Reviews ‘Frozen’

Disney’s latest animated musical fairy tale breaks new ground, but squanders its early promise.

September 27, 2013

60s are Back! Cloudy 2! Wizard of Oz! Rush! Prisoners!

August 9, 2013

SDG Reviews 'Planes'

Pixar Ultra-Lite: DisneyToon’s “World of Cars” installment is simple, agreeable fare for the whole family.

July 18, 2013

SDG Reviews 'Turbo'

Visually inventive and basically harmless, DreamWorks’ latest leans a bit too heavily on Pixar’s playbook, but lacks what makes even minor Pixar efforts special.

July 5, 2013

SDG Reviews 'Despicable Me 2'

An amiable sequel doesn’t quite match the endearing original, but successfully coasts on the characters’ charm and the reliable appeal of the breakout Minions.

June 21, 2013

Which is groovier: Emperor’s New Groove or Lilo & Stitch?

June 21, 2013

SDG Reviews 'Monsters University'

A charming but underachieving Pixar prequel coasts confidently to an unexpectedly thoughtful finale.

May 30, 2013

SDG Reviews 'Epic'

Lord of the Rings meets Star Wars by way of FernGully in a tale of good vs. evil with dazzling images and a so-so story.

March 15, 2013

SDG Reviews 'Oz the Great and Powerful'

The big-budget prequel to The Wizard of Oz is a visual delight … but the magic stops there.

November 13, 2012

In Praise of Pixar Short Films

The second collection of Pixar short films is available today in Blu-ray/DVD.

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