actor: Mary-Louise Parker


October 15, 2010
We learn in this movie that "Red" stands for "Retired, Extremely Dangerous". This speaks of Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), a former CIA agent whose quiet life won't last long. He spends his time phoning a woman at work whom he enjoys speaking with, Sarah (Mary Louise Parker), and soon she is in the [...]

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

October 19, 2007
Brad Pitt surprised me with his performance. He not only played the laughing, gregarious Jesse James very well, but he turned his blue eyes into a steely, cold glare when his dark side took over and he was quite believeable in the role. He gives a nuanced performance. In fact, the acting was solid [...]

Cupid and Cate

May 7, 2000

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Very often I see films that start out with so much promise, but then completely fall apart, becoming either nonsensical or tedious. It is a common complaint among reviewers. But just the reverse can be said for “Cupid and Cate.” The first 30 minutes (40, with commercials) bored me. I couldn’t [...]

Saint Maybe

January 13, 1999

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of a family dealing with the loss of a loved one is a wonderful film suitable for the Christmas holidays. There are so many powerful messages and life lessons, none of which overpowers the entertaining drama. What a delight to find a film where scripture is [...]

Christmas in Conway

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Christmas in Conway" contains themes which never grow old—love, forgiveness, and sacrifice. Duncan Mayor got engaged to his wife Suzy on a Ferris wheel. Now, years later, the happily married couple are dealing with a crisis—Suzy is in the final stages of cancer. A young hospice nurse named [...]