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Steven D. Greydanus
The ‘fivequel’ (or a middle movie in a sequel trilogy) has nothing to say and no case for its own existence.
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The long-awaited Pixar sequel recalls without quite recapturing the brilliance of the original.
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Steven D. Greydanus
A Native American cowboy and onetime rodeo star whose career-ending injury is the basis of a masterful fact-inspired film talks about making the film, his heritage and his faith.
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Steven D. Greydanus
New film focuses on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood but looks beyond the show to its role in Rogers’ life and the larger world.
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Steven D. Greydanus
‘Diary of a Country Priest’ meets ‘Taxi Driver’ in Paul Schrader’s brilliant, disturbing film starring Ethan Hawke as a troubled pastor trying to serve a seemingly distant God in an indifferent world.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Watching Disney’s Solo is a little like watching the legendary Dutch Boy trying to plug the leaks in the dike with his fingers.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Veteran filmmaker Wim Wenders’ documentary sets out to connect the dots from one of the Church’s most beloved saints to the current pope.
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Steven D. Greydanus
The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe extravaganza wants to leave you texting your friends “MIND. BLOWN.” It might succeed — but there’s a catch.
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Steven D. Greydanus
The director of The Exorcist makes a documentary about the most famous exorcist of modern times. The result is not greatly to either of their credit.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Mystical theology meets musical eclecticism and hagiography meets headbanging in Bruno Dumont’s unclassifiable adaptation of the French Catholic poet Charles Péguy.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Real-life husband and wife Emily Blunt and director John Krasinski star in a smart monster movie centered on a winning premise — and an even more winning family.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Steven Spielberg’s latest trades on pop-culture nostalgia.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Now 90 years old, The Passion of Joan of Arc captures like few other films what it means to suffer with Christ. A Vatican film list honoree, it is new on Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection.
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Steven D. Greydanus
The ‘Full of Grace’ filmmaker talks about the challenges of bringing Scripture to life and the problems with many faith-based films.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Jim Caviezel co-stars as St. Luke the Evangelist in Affirm Films’ drama about the last days of St. Paul and the struggles of the Roman Christian community in the days of Nero.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Alicia Vikander plays a grimmer, grittier Lara Croft in this reboot of the swashbuckling video-game franchise, which takes an odd approach to the property’s typical supernatural themes.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Disney’s reimagining of Madeleine L’Engle’s faith-inflected sci‑fi fantasy classic wants to inspire young viewers, but it’s afraid to ask anything of them — and even more afraid of the book’s religious themes.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Pure Flix’s first biblical epic has action and spectacle — and a credible Samson — but in some ways the filmmakers would rather their story be ‘pure’ than faithful to the Bible.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Honor and heroism in Africa: Marvel’s latest explores new frontiers and breaks big-screen superhero-movie color barriers.
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Steven D. Greydanus
The ‘Passion of the Christ’ actor talks about the challenges of playing iconic roles and why good movies aren’t always family-friendly.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Thanks to this joyous, inventive sequel, 2018 is already a better year for American family audiences than 2017.
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Steven D. Greydanus
‘Truly catholic taste’: Hollywood floundered in 2017, but from Romania to Mongolia, from Philadelphia to beyond the solar system, great movies took discerning viewers everywhere.
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Steven D. Greydanus
‘The Force Awakens’ offered humor, excitement and spectacle, with space battles and lightsaber duels. ‘The Last Jedi’ does the same — as well as bringing fresh story beats and new ideas.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Pixar’s first film with a nonwhite cast is visually spectacular and has some charm and heart, but the story is too familiar — and there’s a grave problem.
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Steven D. Greydanus
The World War II-era drama is not only Christopher Nolan’s best film, but it also serves as an antithesis — even an antidote — to all the others.
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Steven D. Greydanus
The big-screen version of Lee Strobel’s best-selling conversion story makes the case for Jesus’ resurrection — and perhaps the future of faith-based films.
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Steven D. Greydanus
One last time, Hugh Jackman is Wolverine — but by the time the movie is over, viewers might feel as battered as the hero.
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Steven D. Greydanus
ON FILM: Martin Scorsese’s long-awaited adaptation has received mixed reception among Christians.
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Steven D. Greydanus
There was rich and rewarding fare on movie screens in 2016 — if you knew where to look.
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Steven D. Greydanus
At long last Martin Scorsese brings Japanese Catholic novelist Shusaku Endo’s masterpiece about the persecution of Japanese Christians to the screen. It was worth the wait.