actor: Shadia Simmons

In His Fathers Shoes

February 1, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a movie that goes where we don't want to go sometimes: into the world of pain to deal with the issue of death, misunderstandings and bitterness. Louis Gossett Jr. gives a very fine performance as Frank Crosby, a cancer-stricken man who is close to his fifteen-year old son Clay, but wishes [...]

Zenon: The Zequel

Dove Approved for All Ages

This youth space adventure suggests that aliens may exist, but I doubt that it will lead your children down the road to New Age philosophy. It’s merely diverting entertainment for teens and preteens. While it contains space age adolescent speech that parents may find annoying, it also presents [...]

Quints

Dove Approved for All Ages

The premise has been brought to the screen before, but not with such wit or poignancy. Young Kimberly J. Brown, who won accolades for her performance in 1999’s theatrical release “Tumbleweeds,” displays an expressive face and inner charm that serves her equally well during both humorous and [...]

Color Of Friendship

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a very thoughtful, well-acted, and effective TV-movie that examines prejudice, and how getting to know one another can defeat it. Each performance is affecting, but the film’s driving force rests squarely on the shoulders of its two central figures, Piper Dellums, the young daughter of [...]