actor: Patrick Wilson

The Commuter

January 12, 2018
The Commuter is a suspenseful, action-packed movie with the usual strong performance by Liam Neeson, who plays Michael MacCauley, a former New York cop who now sells insurance policies. He seems to have the idyllic life—a happy marriage, a son named Danny headed to college, two mortgages, and [...]

The Founder

January 20, 2017
"The Founder" is an entertaining movie based on a true story and features an excellent performance by Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc. He is a down-on-his-luck salesman pitching a five-spindle milkshake machine and who deals with "Nah, but thanks anyways" far too often. He is ignored and feels the [...]

The Conjuring 2

June 10, 2016
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

Insidious: Chapter 2

September 13, 2013
Someone who likes jump scenes asked me after I viewed this film if there were some included. "You would be happy, there are plenty" I replied. Unfortunately, for those looking for a scary movie that families can share together, this isn't it. There are some occult practices in it including a [...]

The Conjuring

July 19, 2013
One thing I will say about this movie. It has the power to frighten the viewer by making use of several jump scenes. It was nice too to see the Trinity mentioned (a spirit knocks three times at night to disturb a family in mockery of the Trinity), baptism, and the name of Christ is invoked at an [...]

Young Adult

December 16, 2011
Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) is a writer who writes teen fiction and the premise of this film is that she returns to her tiny hometown to reclaim her high school sweetheart Buddy Slade (Patrick Wilson), who just happens to be married. Mavis knows this but ignores it and selfishly moves ahead with [...]

Insidious

April 1, 2011
This horror film starts off slowly but picks up speed. The usual horror aspects of demons and dead spirits are all present here along with a running theme of Astral Projection. These elements are disturbing enough with several "jump" scenes along the way. In the end, good wins over evil - or does [...]

The A Team

June 11, 2010
I had high hopes for "The A Team", the new film based on the TV series which aired in the eighties. Unfortunately, I like the TV show better. Although the actors who take over the roles of the ensemble, such as Liam Neeson as Hannibal (George Peppard's old role), Bradley Cooper as Face (formerly [...]

Lakeview Terrace

September 19, 2008
Have you ever had a neighbor that you wished would just move away? That is the premise of Samuel L. Jackson's latest suspense drama. At first you think this guy is a little weird but you soon learn that there is no limit to what he might do if cornered. This could have been a creepy lesson in just [...]

Evening

June 29, 2007
“Evening” was a beautifully written film with seamless transitions between the 1950's and present as a woman on her deathbed remembers and examines her complicated love life of years ago. While the language in the film clearly prevents it from receiving the Dove Family-Approved Seal, it was an [...]