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A new documentary coming to theaters for a pair of stand-alone screening events adds to a growing film library about the Divine Mercy devotion and its founder.
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Joaquin Phoenix is queasily persuasive as a troubled loner in crisis in this comic-book origin story, but the film lacks adequate moral perspective.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Pitt stars in a serious-minded sci-fi epic with notable religious resonances, but its grasp falls too short of its reach.
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Steven D. Greydanus
An acclaimed first-person documentary, filmed in secret, lays bare the psychological and cultural toll as well as the human-rights abuses of the state’s war on the family.
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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.
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Steven D. Greydanus
ON FILM: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s historic moonwalk by watching one of a trio of the best documentaries ever made about the Apollo project.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Resting lion face: Disney’s latest photo replica of a 1990s Renaissance classic is the most slavish — and pointless — to date.
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Steven D. Greydanus
The Infinity War Endgame is over, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe goes on, with Tom Holland’s likable Webhead battling mysterious forces while on vacation in Europe.
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Philosophical and existential mysteries weigh against moral problems in this unnecessary, inventive, fraught coda to Pixar’s great trilogy.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Apocalyptic and postapocalyptic scenarios are huge on the big and small screens right now.
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Steven D. Greydanus
It’s just about everyone vs. everyone else in this MonsterVerse sequel, with King Kong waiting in the wings for 2020.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Will Smith stars in Disney’s latest live-action adaptation.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Tolkien isn’t without its pleasures, but they’re mostly on the surface, and the film that bears his name barely touches upon the author’s Catholic faith, which was crucial to his life and work.
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Steven D. Greydanus
A new documentary explores the colorful life of the late Notre Dame president Father Ted Hesburgh, remembered for his civil-rights activism and his role in a controversial declaration on Catholic universities.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Marvel’s long-running ‘middle movie’ mania finally builds to an impressively ambitious finale, highlighting both the strengths and the limitations of the franchise as a whole.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Too often Mary Magdalene has been portrayed as a penitent adulteress or prostitute. A new film starring Rooney Mara as the Magdalene and Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus seeks to set the record straight, but there are issues.
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Steven D. Greydanus
The latest DC installment is a lighthearted superhero romp with some darker patches, notable family and religious themes and a few problems.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Pure Flix’s adaptation of the Planned Parenthood clinic director-turned-pro-life activist makes for a rousing conversion story for the pro-life faithful that’s not entirely without a challenge to the movement.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Tim Burton gets some things right — not a lot of things, but some — in his take on Disney’s famous flying baby elephant.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Steven D. Greydanus
This fish tale may be overstuffed and undercooked, but at its best it’s wondrous and poetic like few Hollywood popcorn movies.
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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.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Here, at last, is the Spidey that family audiences need and the Spidey they deserve — and that’s just two of them!
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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.
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Timely viewing for the Advent and Nativity seasons.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Does Tinseltown’s latest Grinch honor the book?
From his lair on Mount Critic, SDG takes a look.
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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.