actor: Albert Finney

Amazing Grace: The Story of William Wilberforce

November 13, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Many Americans understand the issues and history of slavery in America, but few know that it was abolished in England long before it was here in the United States. "Amazing Grace" tells the story of William Wilberforce, the English reformer whose life work was dedicated to freeing slaves under [...]

A Good Year

"This place doesn't suit my life. No Max, your life doesn't suit this place." That dialog from "A Good Year" sums up the film pretty well. Max (Russell Crowe) is a cruel opportunist, money worshiping, ruthless Englishman. All his good childhood memories take place at his uncle’s vineyard in [...]

Big Fish – Edited

July 5, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

If you've ever let your mind wander back to the time you were a young child, and immersed in memories and times spent with your parents: that wide-eyed kid. I guarantee that you'll thoroughly enjoy this film. This film opens the eyes of the soul of the child and brings them fast-forward into the [...]

Big Fish

April 27, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Audiences will be charmed and touched by this “Big Fish” who touches the lives of many. Edward’s adventures go from taming a giant to risking his life during WW II to rescue conjoined twins. Parents are cautioned about the language, a brutal beating and nudity in this film. The nudity is not [...]

The Gathering Storm – Edited

January 30, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

In this presentation, Albert Finney becomes Winston Churchill: the sometimes tortured genius who led England during World War II. Many reviewers have given accolades to this HBO production. I will add mine in this review. The film's focus is in the events leading up to the time when Germany [...]

Annie (1982)

January 13, 2004
I was shocked when I got very close to the end of this film to hear two utterances of God's name in vain. Up until then, this movie was flying along as family approved, at least for ages twelve and above. I later learned it had originally been rated G, but then was switched to PG. I can only guess [...]


It’s brilliant! Engrossing from start to finish, with exceptional performances, “Traffic” is exceptional filmmaking with something important to say. Most viewers will leave the theater knowing more about this insidious multi-billion dollar industry than when they walked in. In a way, [...]

Erin Brockovich

This is the role Roberts has been searching for. The character conquers prejudice, injustice and economic woes. Peggy Lee’s salute to womanhood, “I’m A Woman,” and Helen Reddy’s ‘70’s feminist anthem, “I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar,” must have been written with a character such as [...]