actor: Viola Davis

Fences

December 25, 2016
"Fences" is an apt title for this dramatic film, as it focuses on a man who wants to keep some things inside and other things out. Denzel Washington gives a layered performance as Troy Maxson, a husband and father who works as a garbage man. His wife Rose (Viola Davis) loves him loyally, and he [...]

Blackhat

January 16, 2015
"Blackhat" is a movie that cyber specialists will especially enjoy. Although I followed the plot for the most part, the filmmakers definitely lost me on a couple of occasions when they got into technical terms. But this movie is not simply a thinking person's film. It features several action scenes [...]

Prisoners

September 20, 2013
What would you do if your child was abducted? This is the story of two families who are searching for their young daughters. When the young man they believe to be responsible for their children's abduction is released due to a lack of evidence, two fathers kidnap and torture him as they try to [...]

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

February 14, 2013
"Beautiful Creatures" is sort of a romantic comedy/drama about a girl named Lena who is a witch - or as they say in the film a "Caster", and her boyfriend Ethan who is mortal. As they become closer, she finds out that she must face a family curse going back hundreds of years to the Civil war era. [...]

Wont Back Down

September 28, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Here we have an inspiring movie for teachers and parents and their students too. Jamie Fitzpatrick (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and Nona Alberts (Viola Davis) are the dynamic duo of parent and teacher who want a better school system at Adams Elementary where Jamie's daughter Malia attends and Nona teaches. [...]

The Help

August 10, 2011
How many people remember the Crisco cooking lard? It is used in this movie to make fried chicken. This film will take you back to the 60s when times were simpler in some ways, and yet if you were a working African-American maid, your lot in life would be one of small wages, being taken for granted [...]