actor: Michelle Pfeiffer

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express is one of the most scenic movies I have watched; beautiful snow-capped mountains, parts of the historical city of Jerusalem, lovely green trees dot various locations as the Orient Express chugs along, blowing its stack of smoke. And yet, murder takes place on the [...]

Mother!

"Mother!" brings Dove to something of a stalemate. We are at a crossroads with this picture. It is a film so challenging, so startling in its subject matter and message. In fact, it is shattering to consider that the philosophical guns it chooses to stick to are all at once haunting (and not for [...]

The Family

"The Family" started out as a comedic look into a Mob Family that is in the witness protection program but felt a lot like a classic Martin Scorsese picture (Oh wait a minute, he is credited as an executive producer). When Giovanni Manzoni, his wife and children are moved to a new town, they [...]

People Like Us

When a former music producer dies, he leaves his adult son the task of finding his illegitimate sister and giving her $150,000. As the son finds her, he enters her life out of curiosity and befriends her and her young son. As the drama rolls out, we find that each missed a crucial part of their [...]

Dark Shadows

Which movie should I review? The one which plays it pretty straight for the first forty minutes or so? Or the one which plays on comedic moments because the vampire is close to two hundred years out of his time. The movie focuses on how he reacts to things like paved roads and a McDonald's [...]

I Am Sam – Edited

March 25, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

I really enjoyed this edited version because you were able to capture the wonderful story and heartwarming moments without being hit with the foul language. This is a moving story of a mentally challenged father and what he does to keep his daughter. There are truely some magical moments in this [...]

What Lies Beneath

This intense, often nerve-racking ghost story freely borrows from many other films, including “Rear Window,” “The Sixth Sense,” and “Dial M for Murder.” It also jolts with far too many red herrings – you know, where the cat jumps out at the protagonist or the friend, rather than the [...]

Wolf – Filtered

November 26, 1997
Nicholson makes this werewolf movie better than the others of it’s kind, but it is still a typical werewolf flick. Added to the mix was adultery and bloody wolf attacks. It’s not exactly a “howling” good movie for the [...]

Tequila Sunrise – Filtered

October 29, 1997
"Tequila Sunrise" had some wonderful acting with Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell and Michelle Pfeiffer. However, the content involving drugs, drug dealing and fornication prevents us from approving the movie. The film did show the real struggle that men can face with trying to separate themselves from a [...]