actor: Anna Paquin

The Good Dinosaur

November 25, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Good Dinosaur" will make the family laugh! Several kids, who were in the audience when I screened the film, laughed out loud several times. In one scene, a crawling, small boy named "Spot," who resembles a miniature caveman, peed behind a rock, and the kids laughed a lot on that one. But don't [...]

Darkness

December 25, 2004
Darkness almost doesn’t deserve the respect of a review. I felt like I was watching a combination of several past horror films, mostly Thirteen Ghosts. There was maybe one scene in the movie that was actually scary/suspenseful. Actually, the scariest part of the movie was the preview I saw [...]

X2: X-Men United

May 2, 2003
The film has a number of positive themes and uses a good bit of religious imagery and allusions but also treats evolution as fact. Neanderthal man and Cro-Magnon man are mentioned in a classroom setting. Although the idea of accepting people who are different registers and makes a point, [...]

25th Hour

January 10, 2003
While the film plays tribute to those who lost their lives in the September 11 disaster, "25th Hour" is full of less redeeming qualities: constant barrages of strong language, some violence and a main character with a disrespectful attitude toward many races, professions and [...]

Finding Forrester

December 25, 2000
Finding Forrester is in my opinion, Sean Connery’s best work on the silver screen, including his impressive run as the incomparable James Bond. Rob Brown, a newly discovered actor plays a totally convincing role as Jamal Warner, the intelligent, but poor urban teenager who, with Forrester’s [...]

X-Men

July 14, 2000

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The opening narration states that evolution leaps forward every few millenniums to produce new forms. This film, other than this comment and a few violent scenes, including a comment about not fearing God from one character, manages to entertain and is suitable for the family. It is a summer-like [...]

Almost Famous

September 15, 2000
About every hundred movies or so, I get to see an “oh, yeah” movie. You know, one of those character-driven films that entertains not with car chases or flatulence jokes, but with sparkling dialogue and mesmerizing performances. A film that contains a life-lesson reminding us that true [...]

Its The Rage

July 7, 2000
Meant as dark satire, the film suggests that the availability of guns in a society outnumbered by very disturbed people is a bad thing. Agreed. Guns should only be owned by police, military, gun experts, enthusiasts, collectors, hunters, and by people who want a weapon for home security. Guns [...]

Fly Away Home

September 19, 1996

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Fairly gentle film about a 13-year-old who goes to live with her eccentric inventor father after the mother dies in a car accident. Based on a true story, the daughter raises a nest of motherless goose eggs. When it comes time to fly South for the winter, guess who must lead them?! The outstanding [...]

Jane Eyre

May 21, 1996

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The oft- made Charlotte Bronte Gothic romance is eye catching and well acted, but the Elizabethan era is represented by so many cruel people, all of which heed to the Scriptures, church attendees will feel uncomfortable at this [...]