actor: Lupita Nyong'o

Us

March 22, 2019
The Synopsis: A mother and father take their kids to their beach house, expecting to enjoy time with friends, but their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some visitors arrive uninvited. The Review: Us has craftsmanship. It is horrific, but it is made intentionally and thoughtfully. And [...]

Black Panther

February 16, 2018
With a library just shy of 20 movies in Marvel's ever-expanding universe, it's hard to believe we haven't exhausted the superhero genre of any compelling material. But Black Panther fights tooth and claw to prove that his place among the Marvel classics is well deserved in this new tale which takes [...]

Queen of Katwe

September 30, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Queen of Katwe" is a wonderful film about the ability of the human spirit to triumph over all challenges, including poverty. A youth minister in the film named Robert Katende (David Oyelowo) makes the statement that challenges are not a curse. He teaches poor children in Uganda the strategies of [...]

The Jungle Book (2016)

April 15, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Jungle Book (2016)" is an amazing adventure. The film is loaded with talking animals that are vicious and funny and a young, courageous boy named Mowgli (Neel Sethi). The voice talent includes Bill Murray as the comedic bear, Baloo; Idris Elba as Shere Khan, the evil tiger; and Scarlett [...]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

December 18, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" could be subtitled "The Fandom Awakens." From the opening blast of the title "Star Wars" on the screen to the appearance of Han, Chewbacca, Leia, and Luke in the movie, the audience was rollicking and energized with anticipation. The good news is, the movie delivers a [...]

Non-Stop (2014)

February 28, 2014
Liam Neeson plays U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks and on a flight to London his perseverance will be tested and sorely needed. Someone is sending him text messages and threatens to kill a passenger every twenty minutes if $150 million is not transferred to an account. The movie builds in the tension [...]