actor: Kate Winslet

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

January 19, 2018

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

In the vein of Harry Potter and even as far back as Alice in Wonderland comes Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s Mary and the Witch’s Flower, based on the book by Mary Stewart. Yonebayashi’s third directorial effort comes with a good deal of assurance and imagination, and his confidence as a director [...]

The Mountain Between Us

October 6, 2017
The Mountain Between Us is a realistic portrayal of survival after a plane carrying two passengers crashes on a mountain, covered by snow. The pilot is killed and the two survivors, Ben (Idris Elba) and Alex (Kate Winslet), are left to fend for themselves. Well, not quite. The pilot's dog survives [...]

Collateral Beauty

December 16, 2016
Howard is a prominent businessman and owns 60 percent of an advertising company. But he turns his back on both the company and his family after the loss of his 6-year-old daughter. Now he just spends his time playing dominoes, riding his bike and writing letters to "Love," "Time" and "Death." When [...]

Triple 9

February 26, 2016
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

Steve Jobs

October 23, 2015
"Steve Jobs" is a movie about a complex man. He is portrayed as a man who remains loyal to his friends but sometimes ignores them and their advice. He's also portrayed as a man who was stubborn and yet seemed to actually care about what he did, sometimes more than the people in his life. The film [...]

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

March 20, 2015
"Insurgent" is an action-packed ride that follows the first film in the "Divergent" series. Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) are on the run from Jeanine (Kate Winslet), the Erudite elite's leader. Winslet plays Jeanine with a subtle undercurrent of brewing cruelty. There is a secret [...]

Divergent

March 21, 2014
This movie is about different factions including the Erudite (the educators), the Abnegates (compassionate and selfless), the Dauntless (the police-like protectors) not to mention two other groups, Amity (the peaceful) and Candor (the honest). Beatrice is found to be a divergent, the bearer of [...]

Labor Day (2014)

January 31, 2014
This movie is unique in its plot. I have never seen another one quite like it. An escaped prisoner, Frank Chambers (Josh Brolin), elicits the help of a woman named Adele (Kate Winslet) and her thirteen year old son Henry (Gattlin Griffith). He has them drive him to Adele's home where he plans a [...]

Contagion

September 9, 2011
When the movie starts with Day 2 the first thing you think is: why not start with Day 1? Well, without plot spoiling I will say that the movie eventually gets to Day 1 in a rather interesting place in the film and it explains how everything started, the deadly virus that is. So the movie jumps [...]

Revolutionary Road

January 23, 2009
The talent in this film becomes obvious by simply watching it. Both DiCaprio and Winslet breathe life into their characters, the married (but not necessarily happily) Frank and April Wheeler. This film features the theme of simply surviving and working for a paycheck while grappling with the [...]