actor: Anthony Mackie

Detroit

August 4, 2017
Some are surprised that Katheryn Bigelow, a white female director, known for “Zero Dark Thirty” and her Best Director win of 2010 “Hurt Locker,” would choose to make a film about one of the most racially charged incidents in recent American history. Making “Detroit” at all in this [...]

Captain America: Civil War

May 6, 2016
“Captain America: Civil War” is an action-packed thriller with the good guys fighting the bad guys and -- oh, by the way, the Avengers fight among themselves, too! Therefore, the title "Civil War" is quite appropriate. William Hurt plays Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross and, following some [...]

Triple 9

February 26, 2016
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

The Night Before

November 20, 2015
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As [...]

Love the Coopers

November 13, 2015
"Love the Coopers" is a movie that does solve a lot of the characters' problems by the conclusion but, boy, do they have problems! Sam and Charlotte (John Goodman and Diane Keaton) have been married for years and have never taken the trip to Africa that Sam wants to take, mainly due to raising a [...]

Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)

October 30, 2015
"Our Brand Is Crisis" (2015) is a smart, gritty, realistic look at the world of politics. In this case, the plot takes place in Bolivia where political fix-it woman Jane (Sandra Bullock) is asked to help a badly losing politician, Castillo (Joaquim de Almeida), who is running for president, and [...]

Black or White

January 30, 2015
"Black or White" is a powerful movie that deals with touchy topics such as racism and what it means to be a good parent. Kevin Costner turns in an excellent performance as Elliot Anderson, as does Octavia Spencer as Rowena Jeffers. Anderson's daughter died in childbirth, leaving Anderson and his [...]

Pain and Gain

April 26, 2013
I have rarely been as offended by the content of a film as I was with this one. The title should be "All Pain and No Gain" because that's what I felt 15 minutes into the film when I walked out of the theater. The beginning of this movie contained more sex, language and drug use than most of the [...]

We Are Marshall

December 22, 2006
We found this movie to be inspirational and moving. It begins with the statement on screen: "This is a true story," not "This is based on a true story," so the producers obviously went to great lengths to ensure that the story they portrayed was accurate. It is a heart-wrenching story and yet it [...]

The Man

September 9, 2005
Eugene Levy can portray the innocent, naive, well adjusted mid westerner very well. He plays the part of a dental equipment salesman that goes to Detroit for a convention to deliver the keynote speech. He accidentally gets involved in a huge case of mistaken identity by some arms dealers and has [...]