actor: David Strathairn


"Lincoln" features a masterful performance from Daniel Day Lewis as the sixteenth President of the United States. He is a story teller with wit and humor. One funny story Lincoln shares involves a Bible-quoting parrot that kept stating the world was coming to an end and how that one day the [...]

The Uninvited

During almost this entire movie there is someone suspected of having committed at least one murder, and possibly several murders. Young Anna (Emily Browning) and her sister Alex (Arielle Kebbel) attempt to gain the evidence necessary to put away their father's girlfriend, named Rachael (Elizabeth [...]

The Song of Hiawatha

November 1, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

In this adaptation of the story of Hiawatha, the film is a story within a story. The film begins with some American travelers looking for Hiawatha. Once they get to the village, they are told the story of Hiawatha. This film is informative and also interesting while keeping the story moving. [...]


August 14, 2007
"Fracture" is a battle of wits between accused murderer Ted Crawford (Anthony Hopkins) and district attorney Willy Beachum (Ryan Gosling). The two are evenly matched and just when you think one has the upper hand in their duel of the erudite, the other one comes up with an ace up his sleeve. [...]

The Bourne Ultimatum

This film is the third in the series and finds Jason Bourne searching for the clues to his past. With plenty of action-packed sequences including fantastic chase scenes with very little blood or death, the story is substantial enough that it will make sense to those who have not seen the previous [...]

Good Night, and Good Luck – Filtered

March 14, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

I had a tough time getting into this movie, but I think it was because I’m not very familiar with the career of Edward Murrow. But, the acting was great as well as the black and white format. And it was very clean with the exception of Murrow being a chain smoker and a few old-time cigarette ads. [...]

Good Night, and Good Luck

This film focuses on the conflict between McCarthy and Murrow, not on the hearings themselves. Clooney has taken original news footage and woven it into his movie allowing McCarthy to represent himself in this docu-drama. Context is key and since I am not a historian, I will not make any comments [...]

Freedom Song

June 20, 2000

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Despite some objectionable language, we believe this is a well-made and important film. There are several television features during the month of February spotlighting past injustices toward African Americans, but this one stands out. Not only does it point out the courage it took on the part of [...]