actor: Juliette Binoche

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

"Ghost in the Shell" is a bizarre, futuristic film with Scarlett Johansson's character, Major, having her brain placed inside a robotic body, which looks quite human. In fact, she wears a tan, silicon bodysuit which gives her a nude look through several scenes of the film. She was hurt in an [...]

The 33

February 2, 2016

Dove Approved for 18+

"The 33" is a powerful true story of overcoming adversity with faith, family, and friends. The job of a miner comes with many inherent dangers. Nearly 12,000 miners around the world die each year from mining accidents. This is the story of the 33 men who were trapped in a Chilean gold mine for [...]

Dan in Real Life

March 11, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Dan in Real Life" is a laugh-out-loud comedy! This film is consistently funny and should propel Steve Carell further up the Hollywood ladder of success. He plays Dan Burns, a widower raising three daughters. The daughters alone set up some potentially humorous moments as one is seventeen and [...]

Bee Season

April 4, 2006
It's unfortunate that "Bee Season" cannot be approved due to language because the overarching theme of the movie is one worthy of discussion. It's a deeply moving story about a Jewish family and their individual pursuits of a one-on-one relationship with God. Be prepared! This is by no means a [...]

Bee Season – Filtered

April 4, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Bee Season" met my standard for a good movie- I wasn’t able to figure it all out in the first half hour. It delves into the personal lives of a family and shows each person’s struggle to find what makes them whole. Be aware that there is a dramatic scene where the daughter is convulsing while [...]

Country Of My Skull – Filtered

July 5, 2005
This was a powerful movie that contained real stories of South Africa’s apartheid victims. It is a story of a Washington Post journalist (Langston) who is sent to South Africa to cover the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings. These hearings were set up so that the victims of apartheid [...]

Emily Brontes Wuthering Heights

February 12, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

I do not understand what motivates the characters in this story. Everything they do makes them and those they care about utterly miserable. This version of “Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights” is humorless, which may be what the director and the author intended. The story includes miserable [...]

The Widow of Saint-Pierre

The film is about compassion and the realization that a man can change, given the proper environment and concern. It is emotional, always engaging, extremely well acted and contains Shakespeare-like romantic/tragic elements rarely depicted in recent films. Your enjoyment level of this film, [...]