actor: Jamie Bell

Skin

July 26, 2019
The Synopsis: A destitute young man, raised by racist skinheads notorious among white supremacists, turns his back on hatred and violence to transform his life, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves. The Review: There isn’t much to compare Skin to, given that few films have [...]

Rocketman

May 31, 2019
The Synopsis: A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years. The Review: Confession: I'm a longtime Elton John fan. I've never met the man, but as I have tried to teach myself to tickle the ivories, he's the nearest thing I've had to a piano teacher. His [...]

Fantastic Four (2015)

August 7, 2015
"Fantastic Four" is an origins story, a genesis account of how the famed four became, well, fantastic. They are all here: Reed Richards (Miles Teller), Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan), Sue Storm (Kate Mara) and Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell). We see a young Reed in the beginning of the film, working on [...]

The Adventures of Tintin

December 21, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Adventures of Tin Tin" is, in many ways, a tale of young Indiana Jones. The main character's name is different, but the idea is the same. There are adventures and villains and chases and...well, you get the idea. It is also a bit sophisticated for this kind of film, an animated movie which no [...]

Man on a Ledge

January 27, 2012
This movie was better than I thought it would be, but with heavy content in it in the language department, and some bloody violence, it makes little difference. The suspense and quick-action plot, along with a few mysteries surrounding the enigmatic Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) combine to make an [...]

Defiance

January 16, 2009
A part of history is brought to the forefront in this intense and emotional movie. This film is based on a true story of the Bielski brothers and their determination to survive despite the Nazi army. These four brothers come together after the brutal death of their parents to hide in the forest. [...]

Jumper

February 14, 2008
"Jumper" is a film with a premise similar to "Quantum Leap". David Rice (Hayden Christensen) learns he has the ability to teleport himself to different places in the world including Rome, Tokyo and New York City. He can control where he goes and he makes selfish use of this ability, for example [...]

Billy Elliot

October 13, 2000
This compelling story shows how a passion and a God-given gift can help overcome poverty and prejudice. Alas, I am unable to recommend it for family viewing due to the objectionable content, including profanity and obscenity from a [...]