actor: Michael Moriarty

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

May 19, 2000

Dove Approved for All Ages

In 1934, “Hammerin’ Hank” chose not to play on Yom Kippur, even though his team, the Detroit Tigers, had a chance to win the pennant. Believing a man of celebrity had a responsibility to those who followed him, and should set an example to children, he went to synagogue on the most sacred of [...]

Along Came a Spider

April 6, 2001
Whatever a film’s weaknesses, it always has a redeeming value if Morgan Freeman is in the cast. Truly an exceptional actor, Freeman doesn’t need verbose dialogue or scene-chewing antics to keep us glued to the screen. He has a mystic presence. Real, yet charismatic, he’s intense and always [...]

Children of Fortune

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is an involving detective yarn, with an alienated father and daughter learning to appreciate one another along the way. Unable to incorporate the usual amounts of exploitive sexuality, obscene language and brutal violence generally seen in theatrical films, the writers of this TV-film have had [...]

Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season

July 2, 1999

Dove Approved for All Ages

Shiloh 2 has surprising depth for a boy-and-his-dog movie. Although the kindly grownups act a little too perfect, like Stepford folks, the film contains great life lessons and questions, including, "Can a person change?" Shiloh Season presents a loving family, the boy prays for his enemy, and [...]

Shiloh

June 3, 1997

Dove Approved for All Ages

A boy discovers a low-life neighbor is mistreating his animals. The lad sets out to save a beagle that runs away from the abusive hunter. More substance than in most boy-and-his-dog movies. Lessons are taught concerning the value of your word and you can’t run away from your problems. And that [...]