Sdg Reviews

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.

July 10, 2014

SDG Reviews 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

A surprisingly complex, thoughtful follow-up to the prosaic 2011 reboot, this dystopian fantasy has a lot more on its mind than apes battling humans.

July 2, 2014

SDG Reviews ‘Deliver Us From Evil’

Following The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Scott Derrickson’s new genre-blending tale of a Bronx cop and a Latino priest is part exorcism thriller, part police procedural.

June 13, 2014

SDG Reviews ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’

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

June 6, 2014

SDG Reviews ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

The popular young-adult romantic tearjerker raises some existential questions along with its flawed but fairly honest depiction of life with cancer, young love and grief.

June 3, 2014

How can I become a film critic?

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.

May 22, 2014

SDG Reviews ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

A surprisingly human superhero story, despite a huge cast and epic plot, the latest installment in the Marvel mutant saga pits mutants against humans, giant robots and one another — but the real battle is a moral one.

May 1, 2014

SDG Reviews ‘The Amazing Spider‑Man 2’

A superior sequel establishes its hero as a charismatic superstar who connects with people — but it can’t entirely overcome the flaws of its disappointing predecessor.

April 11, 2014

Video Reviews: God’s Not Dead! Captain America! More!

March 29, 2014

Everything SDG on ‘Noah’: Vatican Radio, NBC News, EWTN News Nightly and more!

March 21, 2014

SDG Reviews ‘Noah’

Rocking the boat: The first major big-studio Bible film in decades is a provocative take on the venerable story of the Flood.

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.

December 20, 2013

SDG Reviews ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

Tom Hanks is Walt Disney and Emma Thompson is Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers in an entertainingly Disneyfied take on the making of the beloved family film.

December 11, 2013

SDG Reviews 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

The charm and manners of Tolkien’s fairy tale are jettisoned in favor of more preposterous action scenes and a tepid love triangle in this bloated middle movie.

November 26, 2013

SDG Reviews ‘Frozen’

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

October 17, 2013

SDG Reviews ‘12 Years a Slave’

A brilliant, disturbing new film exposes the untold story of slavery’s ‘Reverse Underground Railroad.’

October 3, 2013

SDG Reviews 'Gravity'

Sandra Bullock shines in Alfonso Cuarón’s mesmerizing action thriller in space, a rare Hollywood spectacle with a touch of spiritual awareness.

August 9, 2013

SDG Reviews 'Planes'

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

August 2, 2013

SDG Reviews ‘The Wolverine’

In a dreary movie summer of oversized spectacles, Hugh Jackman’s latest outing as the popular Marvel mutant is a refreshingly human-scaled — though violent — action movie.

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