actor: Jennifer Connelly

Alita: Battle Angel

February 14, 2019
The Synopsis An action-packed story of one young woman's journey to discover the truth of who she is and her fight to change the world The Dove Review For a film occupying itself with themes of identity and true self, Alita: Battle Angel could afford to take a look at itself in the mirror. [...]

Only the Brave

October 20, 2017
Only the Brave is about heroism, the ability to change, and about risking everything for a greater cause. This movie is based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, who saved many lives by risking their own on several occasions. This story is particularly poignant and will resonate [...]

Noah

March 28, 2014
There is no doubt in the movie that God is the creator of the universe and of man. Noah (Russell Crowe) even presents the story of creation to his family and this was nice to see in the film. Crowe does a credible job playing Noah although the plot does steer off in some unusual directions, [...]

The Dilemma

January 14, 2011
I had high hopes for this film after screening it for the first several minutes. There was little language in it and it seemed to be a buddy movie with some laughs in it. Then, it changed direction, suddenly, like a locomotive. The next thing I knew I discovered that it is very disjointed with [...]

9

September 9, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This story takes place in a dreary, desolate world of a post-apocalyptic environment. The animation is fantastic but sepia overtones and dark colors prevail over bright colors. The dark environment mirrors the story to some extent. The characters in this movie are named after numbers, such as 9, [...]

The Day the Earth Stood Still

December 12, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie tells a grim and dark tale of what a future Armageddon might look like. Keanu Reeves plays Klaatu in a deadpan, detached way which might very well be how an alien would react if he came to our planet. He has come as part of a plan to rid the earth of human life, and to begin again, akin [...]

Blood Diamond

December 8, 2006
This film is rated R for strong violence and the MPAA did not make a mistake in the rating! Children are shot, and also shoot others, blood is shed in many scenes, explosions mightily erupt, people burn, and since the movie is virtually about the violence in Africa, the slower paced scenes do not [...]

Dark Water

July 8, 2005
Dahlia Williams suffers from migraine headaches throughout the film and boy did I have a big headache myself when I left this sad excuse for a film. As with many suspense films and horror films, much of the storyline is far fetched. Dahlia and her daughter Ceci move into this apartment building [...]

A Beautiful Mind

December 25, 2001
While hospitalized, John cuts his wrist to remove an imagined government-implanted sensor and undergoes graphic shock treatments. Alicia bravely chooses to care for her paranoid-schizophrenic husband rather than have him re-committed. Without her love and strength, his genius could have been wasted [...]

Pollock

March 23, 2001
Unfortunately, this film is as abstract as Pollock's artwork. I have always been fond of Ed Harris as an actor, and I think he does a commendable job in his portrayal of Jackson Pollock, the misunderstood starving artist. Since the movie is based on a true story spanning a couple of decades of a [...]