actor: Jodie Foster

Hotel Artemis

June 8, 2018
We just watched the trailer. This movie has A-list, award winning stars, and looks to be super stylish and well made (read: big budget). They even appear to have woven in concepts of trust and codes of character (for criminals, specifically). But alas, didn't review this because the [...]


I liked the ending, it offered hope for earthlings in the year 2154. Unfortunately, this is one of the most violent movies I have ever seen and several people left early at the screening I attended. It features a man's face exploding and we see him in a graphic scene afterward, missing his face. It [...]

Nims Island

August 5, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a film that is clever and thrilling! Alex Rover is the world's greatest adventurer in books, but the author Alexandra Rover is another matter entirely. She suffers from agoraphobia, and is called upon to leave her safe haven at home to help a young girl stranded alone on an island. The [...]

The Brave One

This is a riveting psychological thriller, rife with fear and one woman's reaction to it. Jodie Foster gives a very strong performance in her role as the victim of violence, as she suffers both a beating herself, and the loss of her fiance'. As she declares in the film, she becomes a very different [...]

Inside Man – Filtered

August 8, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Denzel, Denzel, Denzel! "Inside Man" was a great movie, especially if you enjoy watching Denzel Washington. It was captivating, interesting and it kept moving. The only violence was some shooting between the SWAT Team and the bank robbers, a couple of punches and some rough handling of some of the [...]

Inside Man

"Inside Man" has a very interesting premise and catches your attention right from the beginning. While being well written, I found that Russell Gewirtz really likes the f-word and other obscene language that easily could have been left out of the story. Denzel puts in a good performance as the [...]

Flightplan – Filtered

January 24, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Once again Jodie Foster gives an excellent performance. The movie starts out a little slow, but once it gets going it has a captivating plot. This filtered version is very clean with only a few mildly violent things that happen, the worst of which is when a guy gets blown up in a bomb that he [...]


Kyle Pratt is already distraught over the death of her husband when she faces every mother’s worst nightmare. She wakes from a brief nap and her daughter is gone. How could someone lose a child while flying at 37,000 feet from Berlin to New York? This is the dilemma of those on board as well as [...]

Maverick – Edited

June 28, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a really fun and modern western about a con-man who talks a big game but can't deliver when the time comes unless it's at cards. Maverick cheats his way across the West just to enter himself in what is supposed to be the highest stakes poker game to date. Along the way he meets a pretty [...]

Anna And The King

June 20, 2000

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

At last, a Hollywood production of a great romance, wonderfully acted and beautifully executed – with nary a swear word in the entire production. It is splendidly photographed, with director Tennant using color and movement much like Akira Kurosawa. Chow Yun-Fat has stepped into, or should I [...]