director: Bill Condon

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

March 17, 2017
"Beauty and the Beast (2017)" is an unashamedly romantic and quality film, featuring an all-star cast. Emma Watson delivers in a big way as Belle, both looking the part of Beauty as well as showing some real singing ability. Dan Stevens does a commendable job as the Beast, displaying beastly anger [...]

The Fifth Estate

October 18, 2013
This movie is informative but if a family walks into the theater expecting to see an entertaining movie or a family friendly film, this isn't it. It is based on the story of WikiLeaks and the controversy over how much secret or even classified information, if any, should be shared with the public. [...]

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part Two

November 16, 2012
The first "Twilight" movie received our Dove Seal but since then it has been either language or violence in the films which prevented us from awarding our Seal to the subsequent movies. In this case it is once again violence which prevents us from doing so for this, the final film in the series. [...]

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One

November 18, 2011
The first "Twilight" movie in this on-going saga received our Dove Seal but the next two did not and, unfortunately, "Breaking Dawn Part One" doesn't get it either. As usual, the film doesn't miss the mark by a lot, but the violence level hits a three in our rating, too high for us to award it for [...]


December 25, 2006
“Dreamgirls" takes the audience into a facsimile of the world of Motown in the 60's. It reveals the underbelly of the recording business including payola schemes and the struggle black entertainers had to endure in the white-dominated pop music world. Like the Broadway musical from which its [...]