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Does Tinseltown’s latest Grinch honor the book?
From his lair on Mount Critic, SDG takes a look.
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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.
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Worthwhile movies feature the holy ones.
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Dean Cain heads a strong cast in a restrained police procedural and legal drama that indicts not just the notorious abortionist but also the system that shielded him from scrutiny. 
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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
Picking up where Angelina Jolie’s film left off, this faith-based production from Pure Flix tells an overly familiar story of life struggles ending in an altar call.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Has the Virgin Mary really spoken to a young girl in rural France? A French-language film offers an earnest look at how the hierarchy and the faithful respond to a purported visionary.
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Ben Kingsley and Oscar Isaac square off in a post-WWII historical drama, as the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann and one of the Israeli agents who captured him in 1960.
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Ewan McGregor and Haley Atwell star in an overly familiar story of childhood whimsy lost and regained.
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The most entertaining winning streak in popcorn action movies continues as Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt accepts his latest mission.
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Steven D. Greydanus
The Dark Knight is now 10 years old. Viewed together, the three films invite comparison to the story of Abraham and God’s judgment on Sodom — but something is missing: finality.
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The popular monster-mash series finally has its Van Helsing, but he’s fighting a lost cause.
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An antidote to Marvel’s outsize apocalypses, this sequel is fresher — and more family-friendly — than the original.
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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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Steven D. Greydanus
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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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 Spielberg’s latest trades on pop-culture nostalgia.
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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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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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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.