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, Dove.org didn't review this because the [...]

Elysium

August 9, 2013
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

April 4, 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

September 14, 2007
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

March 24, 2006
"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

September 23, 2005
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 [...]

Anna And The King

December 17, 1999

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 [...]

O’Hara’s Wife

January 1, 1984
Bob and Harriet (Harry for short) have a fun and loving marriage in spite of Bob’s workaholic behavior. Harry’s goal in life is to get Bob out of the law office for a vacation, rekindling his long-time dream of seeing the world. She merrily adorns their bedroom with travel posters and saves [...]

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