actor: Ben Whishaw

Mary Poppins Returns

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Synopsis: Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives. The Dove Review: "Don't stay away too long" That was the last line in the original Mary Poppins as Bert watched her sail off into [...]

Paddington 2

Dove Approved for All Ages

Having never seen Paddington (2014), I wasn’t sure what to expect from “Paddington 2.” It didn’t take long for myself (and all the children in the theatre) to fall absolutely in love with Paddington Bear’s beautiful spirit and charming personality. Well-meaning, often clumsy, and a [...]


"Spectre" is a fast-paced ride for much of the movie. You want action? Granted! You have action. The problem is that several scenes are contrived. They seem to be placed in the film not because they add to the story, but because they are fun to watch. There are some exceptions to the rule. A [...]

The Tempest

The Tempest’s message is that reconciliation is better than revenge, and in fact, the posture of vengeance can poison the soul. While this message, and perhaps many others buried within the complex threads of storyline, is a positive one, the world of the story is extremely dark. The film does [...]

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

“Perfume” tells the story of an unusual murderer, who is obsessed with permanently capturing the scent of the human body, specifically the bodies of young women. He murders women by hitting them on the head with a club, then covers their hair and bodies in animal fat, which he later scrapes off [...]