July 30, 2014

SDG Reviews ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

The latest Marvel movie is a rare summer spectacle that’s fun instead of grim.

May 23, 2014

Reel Faith is back! New 60s! X-Men! Godzilla! More!

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.

August 2, 2013

In 60 Seconds: The Wolverine! 2 Guns! Smurfs 2! More!

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.

June 13, 2013

SDG Reviews 'Man of Steel'

A Superman movie for our times — but is that a good thing?

May 1, 2013

SDG Reviews 'Iron Man 3'

Armored Avenger threequel is entertaining, but slapdash and unsatisfying

July 27, 2012

Lots of 60s! The Watch! Dark Knight Rises! Savages! Spider-Man! More!

July 19, 2012

SDG Reviews 'The Dark Knight Rises'

The Dark Knight Rises brings Christopher Nolan’s ambitious superhero trilogy to a spectacular conclusion ... but something is missing.

July 17, 2012

What Christ Can Teach Superheroes

The theology of do-gooder movies.

July 2, 2012

SDG Reviews 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

The web-slinger returns in a half-baked reboot that has some good ideas, but undermines the hero’s moral center.

May 16, 2012

60 Sec Reviews: Avengers! Dark Shadows! More!

May 2, 2012

SDG Reviews 'The Avengers'

Marvel's costumed heroes come together on the big screen in grand fashion in the much-anticipated ensemble action movie.

August 12, 2011

Superheroes of Summer 2011

What Our Heroes Tell Us About Ourselves

July 22, 2011

SDG Reviews 'Captain America: The First Avenger'

Old-fashioned heroism highlights rousing action movie.