actor: Albert Finney

Amazing Grace: The Story of William Wilberforce

February 23, 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

November 10, 2006
"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

December 19, 2003

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 [...]

Annie (1982)

June 18, 1982
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 [...]

Traffic

December 27, 2000
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

March 17, 2000
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 [...]

Delivering Milo

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Delivering Milo creates a unique twist with a kid-friendly take on the Christian speculation of “Where are babies’ souls before they’re born?” Milo (Anton Yelchin) isn’t ready to be born, so God (though never physically present) sends Elmore (Albert Finney), a roughed-up gambler, back [...]