actor: Kodi Smit-McPhee

Alpha

August 17, 2018
Alpha functions as, perhaps surprisingly, a life-giving feature; ironic, as much of the film revolves around the outlying threat of taking life away. A survivalist tale, a la Jack London at times, the film, directed by Albert Hughes, sets the stakes a bit higher. What it offers that other films of [...]

X-Men: Apocalypse

May 27, 2016
"X-Men: Apocalypse" is an explosive, action-packed adventure, the latest addition to the "X-Men" series of films. It features a powerful villain, En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac), and he is the mutants' greatest challenge. Due to a tragic event, Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and the other mutants must [...]

ParaNorman

August 17, 2012
I was disappointed in this one. I had hopes that it might be entertaining for both kids and adults in a fun Halloween kind of way, a spooky story with great animation and a happy ending as the kids triumphed over the evil forces they faced. Instead, I was appalled by all of the inappropriate [...]

Let Me In

October 1, 2010
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

The Road

November 25, 2009
This apocalyptic movie is harrowing and yet has some moments of true inspiration. Viggo Mortensen is terrific as a father who protects his son and is always in search of food during the bleak aftermath of a cataclysmic event which has wiped out most of human life on earth. Mortensen's character, [...]