actor: F. Murray Abraham

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

February 22, 2019

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Synopsis: As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless' discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup's reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible decisions to save [...]

The Bible Stories: Esther

March 2, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a well done production and telling of the story of Esther from the Bible. Louise Lombard plays the lead role exceptionally well with the right mixture of humility, kindness and leadership which make up this queen, chosen by King Ahasuerus himself (Thomas Kretschman). Also quite good is F. [...]

The Final Inquiry

February 19, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a marvelous film of redemption though there are several battle scenes, with comparatively little blood. A stoning and battle takes place in the beginning of this film, which signals some violence to come. Although those who would seek to disprove the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth fail [...]

Joshua

April 19, 2002

Dove Approved for All Ages

I read Joshua, the first book of the multi-million-selling novel series, just prior to seeing this film. This movie is somewhat difficult to review, since I don’t want to spoil the story line before you have the chance to enjoy this enchanting film under the direction of Jon Purdy. The all-star [...]

Finding Forrester

December 25, 2000
Finding Forrester is in my opinion, Sean Connery’s best work on the silver screen, including his impressive run as the incomparable James Bond. Rob Brown, a newly discovered actor plays a totally convincing role as Jamal Warner, the intelligent, but poor urban teenager who, with Forrester’s [...]

Muppets From Space

July 14, 1999

Dove Approved for All Ages

You can’t go wrong with the Muppets! Still as charming as ever. I had the pleasure of revisiting my childhood and enjoying this flick at a local theatre filled with at least a hundred preschool and elementary age children. Their laughter was indicative that the humor of Miss Piggy and Kermit is [...]

Amadeus (Directors Cut)

September 19, 1984
Salieri prays, “Lord, make me a great composer,” thinking himself so much more deserving than the immature, foolish genius. When that doesn’t work, the tormented Salieri denounces God by burning a crucifix and plots to kill Mozart. Unfortunately, Mozart has few redeeming qualities other than [...]

Lady and the Tramp (2019)

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Synopsis: When Jim brings Lady, a cocker spaniel, home to his wife Darling, he has no idea what adventures lie in store for their new dog once she meets street-smart Schnauzer known as the Tramp. The Review: Disney handed the keys to the remake of its 1955 hit animated adventure Lady & the [...]

Esther

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is the ninth installment in a series of illuminating dramas based on biblical stories. An exquisite Louise Lombard (“The House of Elliot,” “Bodyguards”) heads a strong cast and the producers have consulted biblical scholars representing Catholic, Protestant and Jewish perspectives, to [...]