actor: Beau Bridges

Wildflower

June 7, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Wildflower" is a movie that shows the importance of compassion when a 12-year-old girl named Ellie Perkins (Reese Witherspoon) befriends Alice Guthrie (Patricia Arquette), a deaf girl who is locked away in a shed by her stepfather and mother. The stepfather is a bit crazy but thinks Alice is [...]

Hidden in America

February 8, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Hidden in America" takes a close look, through the eyes of one family, at the physical, emotional and psychological effects of an often hidden problem in America, HUNGER. Bill Janison lost his job of seventeen years to downsizing, lost his wife to cancer and lost everything of monetary value to [...]

Sightings: Heartland Ghost

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This story is based on true events. The investigators perform studies using their electronic equipment, and some of them accept the findings but one remains skeptical. At no time do any of the characters consider, or even mention, prayer to help them with this problem. They evidently believe they [...]

Songs In Ordinary Time

Spacek and Bridges shine, but the film has a dark, often depressing feel. The ex-husband is an alcoholic, the 1959 New England community is contemptuous of a divorced woman, church members are shown as unloving, and there is much strife in the home due to the father’s drinking and a shortage of [...]