actor: Casey Affleck.

Manchester by the Sea

December 16, 2016
"Manchester by the Sea" is a beautifully filmed movie that makes clear the point--not everything that is broken can be mended, at least not in this life. The film's plot deals with tragedy--divorce and death--as well as other life issues, and it does so in a realistic fashion. If anyone has ever [...]

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 [...]

Interstellar

November 7, 2014
Space travelers unite! Here is a movie that will have you on the edge of ... the galaxy. Cooper was trained as an astronaut but now farms with his father-in-law and his two children. They raise corn because it seems to be the only thing that grows these days. If that weren't bad enough, they are [...]

Tower Heist

November 4, 2011
This is one of those "real potential" movies. It had the potential to be genuinely funny and entertaining but, regretfully, it falls short due to two main reasons: 1. It is sometimes not funny when trying to be and: 2. It has a massive amount of language in it. The profanities roll off the [...]

Gone Baby Gone

October 19, 2007
Apparently in Boston, it is impossible for anyone to complete a sentence without using the F word. After only a few minutes, I was unable to keep up with the count so I just stopped. There were several plot twists to this film that writer Affleck managed to tie up in the end but in this reviewer's [...]

Committed

April 28, 2000
Sadly, the concept of permanence in marriage is ripe for parody in a land where 50% of newlyweds wind up in divorce court. Ultimately, the film is not about staying committed, but about knowing when to let go. The abusive language, which consists of nearly 50 obscenities and profanities, and the [...]

Drowning Mona

March 3, 2000
Meant as black comedy, “Drowning Mona” left me aghast. I found it nearly devoid of humor. And what laughs there were depended on crudity, spousal abuse, and gruesome sight gags, including dismemberment. At one point, townsfolk speculate how Mona’s son lost his hand. After several grisly [...]