actor: Virginia Madsen

Joy

December 25, 2015
"Joy" is based on a true story about a young woman (played by Jennifer Lawrence) who believes in herself when no one else, other than her grandmother, does. Joy has been inventive since she was a child and even invented a better dog collar for her dog so it wouldn't choke the dog like the last one [...]

Red Riding Hood

March 11, 2011
I must say that the story and film was better than I anticipated. I was expecting pretty much a slash fest and, although admittedly there are some violent scenes in the film, the story and suspense take up a lot of the screen time which was nice to see. The development of the characters is also [...]

The Haunting in Connecticut

March 27, 2009
The good versus the evil! Spirits from long ago are not at rest due to the way in which they died. When a young man named Matt, who is battling cancer, is moved into what has the reputation of being a haunted house, the battle for Matt and his family truly begins. Matt (Kyle Gallner) is moved there [...]

The Number 23

February 23, 2007
This psychological thriller/drama had a twist that I didn't see coming and it was definitely an "aha" moment at the end. I don't frequent these type of pictures so I can't comment on whether anyone else saw the twist coming or not, but it definitely was well hidden as far as keeping me guessing. [...]

The Astronaut Farmer

February 23, 2007
Virginia Madsen is outstanding in this film in her role as Audie Farmer, the supportive wife and mother who loves with an unconditional love. When her husband Charlie hits a rough spot and displays some light violent behavior, she takes her kids to church and tells them they need to forgive him. [...]

A Prairie Home Companion

June 9, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"A Prairie Home Companion" brings us Garrison Keillor's "unique" brand of humor, translated from the radio to film. The story is about a radio program which is about to go off the air, and an angel of death (Virginia Madsen) is seen lurking throughout the film, seemingly symbolizing the "death" of [...]

Sideways

November 27, 2004
I can’t think of many movies in which Paul Giamatti has been the main character, but after viewing “Sideways”, my recommendation to Hollywood is to change that trend. His character, Miles Faymond, is very well developed; and easy to relate to. Giamatti was the perfect actor to play the [...]

Crossfire Trail

July 10, 2001

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This well-executed traditional western has beautiful cinematography and a nice performance from Selleck (he was born to star in westerns). This should be fun viewing for those looking for entertainment where the good guys are men of character, and good triumphs over evil. Although Selleck’s [...]

Children of Fortune

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is an involving detective yarn, with an alienated father and daughter learning to appreciate one another along the way. Unable to incorporate the usual amounts of exploitive sexuality, obscene language and brutal violence generally seen in theatrical films, the writers of this TV-film have had [...]

Brave New Girl

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Holly is a young girl with dreams of leaving small-town Texas and going to a music school in Philly, but she believes it will not happen. When her mom Wanda finds her entry form to the school, Wanda submits it, and Holly is accepted. Little did Holly realize how much it would take to get to this [...]