actor: Vera Farmiga

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

May 31, 2019
The Synopsis: The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. The Review: Taking the unexpected form of an environmental action [...]

Captive State

March 15, 2019
The Synopsis: Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, Captive State explores the lives on both sides of the conflict—the collaborators and dissidents. The Review: To a worldwide alien invasion, there are two sides of the story...only, they [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

Source Code

April 1, 2011
You might have two reactions if you were to take a bathroom break while seeing this movie. Some people would become lost because the source code is an intricate and detailed science fiction idea about time travel in the sense that people who have been briefly dead can be given a re-assignment to [...]

Up in the Air

December 23, 2009
This movie examines the lonely life of Ryan, a frequent traveler. At first, his life appears enjoyable. Traveling around with no strings attached. But life is due to change and for this poor soul, it should. One would typically think that a film of this type would have a deep and profound [...]

Orphan

July 24, 2009
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

November 7, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a powerful movie that will move you emotionally unless you have a heart of stone. The atrocities of Nazi, Germany led by Hitler and his commandants are realistically portrayed in this well-made film. The performance of the child actors, Asa Butterfield as young Bruno, and Jack Scanlon as [...]

Running Scared

February 24, 2006
If the Synopsis above doesn't get your attention, then nothing I say here will make any difference either. When words such as "Freaks, Pimps, Hookers and Pedophiles" are used by a movie studio in their own description of a film, they are telling you "not a for the family" in no uncertain terms. [...]