Family Filmgoer: Family Movie Reviews Column & Archive

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Family Filmgoer: ‘McFarland USA’ is a little gem
Movie reviews with kids in mind: Also this week: “Focus” is fun, but not for under-17s.
 
Family Filmgoer: ‘SpongeBob’ sinks, but ‘The DUFF’ is ultimately uplifting
(The Washington Post, February 19, 2015; 3:59 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Kingsman,’ ‘Seventh Son’ and more
(The Washington Post, February 11, 2015; 3:05 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water’ and more
(The Washington Post, February 5, 2015; 3:04 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Strange Magic,’ ‘Black or White’ and more
(The Washington Post, January 29, 2015; 10:47 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Boy Next Door,’ ‘Paddington’ and more
(The Washington Post, January 22, 2015; 3:00 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews “Paddington”
(The Washington Post, January 15, 2015; 4:48 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Interview,’ ‘Into the Woods’ and ‘Selma’
(The Washington Post, January 8, 2015; 3:30 PM)
 
From ‘Annie’ to ‘X-Men,’ Family Filmgoer’s favorite films of 2014
(The Washington Post, December 31, 2014; 10:51 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Selma,’ ‘Into the Woods,’ ‘Unbroken’ and ‘Annie’
(The Washington Post, December 23, 2014; 5:49 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Annie,’ ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,’ ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’
(The Washington Post, December 19, 2014; 9:54 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Imitation Game,’ ‘Exodus’ and ‘Top Five’
(The Washington Post, December 11, 2014; 3:19 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Wild’ and ‘Antarctica: A Year on Ice’
(The Washington Post, December 4, 2014; 5:36 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ and ‘Horrible Bosses 2’
(The Washington Post, November 26, 2014; 12:44 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1’ and ‘Dumb and Dumber To’
(The Washington Post, November 20, 2014; 3:30 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Dumb and Dumber To,’ ‘Beyond the Lights,’ ‘The Theory of Everything’
(The Washington Post, November 13, 2014; 10:06 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Interstellar,’ ‘Big Hero 6’ and more
(The Washington Post, November 6, 2014; 3:34 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Ouija’ and more
(The Washington Post, October 30, 2014; 3:21 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Birdman,’ ‘John Wick’ and ‘23 Blast’
(The Washington Post, October 24, 2014; 10:18 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Book of Life,’ ‘St. Vincent’ and ‘Whiplash’
(The Washington Post, October 16, 2014; 3:12 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Alexander,’ ‘The Judge’ and ‘Dracula Untold’
(The Washington Post, October 9, 2014; 4:41 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Gone Girl,’ ‘The Good Lie’ and more
(The Washington Post, October 2, 2014; 4:29 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Boxtrolls’ and ‘The Equalizer’
(The Washington Post, September 25, 2014; 11:34 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Dolphin Tale 2’ and ‘The Maze Runner’
(The Washington Post, September 18, 2014; 10:33 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Dolphin Tale 2’
(The Washington Post, September 11, 2014; 3:40 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Identical’ and more
(The Washington Post, September 4, 2014; 3:42 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Love Is Strange’ and ‘The Trip to Italy’
(The Washington Post, August 28, 2014; 3:23 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘When the Game Stands Tall’ and ‘If I Stay’
(The Washington Post, August 21, 2014; 3:40 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Giver’
(The Washington Post, August 14, 2014; 2:14 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ and ‘Into the Storm’
(The Washington Post, August 7, 2014; 12:11 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Get On Up’ and more
(The Washington Post, July 31, 2014; 4:57 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Lucy,’ ‘Hercules’ and ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’
(The Washington Post, July 24, 2014; 4:01 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Planes: Fire and Rescue’ and ‘Boyhood’
(The Washington Post, July 17, 2014; 10:21 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Earth to Echo’
(The Washington Post, July 10, 2014; 3:29 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Earth to Echo,’ ‘Tammy’ and more
(The Washington Post, July 3, 2014; 3:52 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction,’ ‘Third Person’ and more
(The Washington Post, June 26, 2014; 6:16 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Think Like a Man Too’ and ‘Jersey Boys’
(The Washington Post, June 20, 2014; 9:37 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ and ‘22 Jump Street’
(The Washington Post, June 12, 2014; 4:10 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ ‘Edge of Tomorrow’
(The Washington Post, June 5, 2014; 10:35 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ and ‘Maleficent’
(The Washington Post, May 29, 2014; 12:17 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’
(The Washington Post, May 22, 2014; 12:31 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Godzilla’ and ‘Million Dollar Arm’
(The Washington Post, May 15, 2014; 3:44 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Legends of Oz,’ ‘Neighbors’ and ‘Locke’
(The Washington Post, May 8, 2014; 3:58 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’
(The Washington Post, May 1, 2014; 5:01 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Other Woman,’ ‘Rio 2’ and ‘Heaven is for Real’
(The Washington Post, April 24, 2014; 4:16 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Transcendence,’ ‘Heaven Is for Real’ and ‘Bears’
(The Washington Post, April 18, 2014; 11:13 AM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Rio 2’
(The Washington Post, April 10, 2014; 4:11 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’
(The Washington Post, April 3, 2014; 6:45 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Ernest and Celestine’ and ‘Sabotage’
(The Washington Post, March 27, 2014; 4:14 PM)
 
Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Muppets Most Wanted,’ ‘Divergent’ and more
(The Washington Post, March 21, 2014; 10:07 AM)