director: Charles Burnett

Relative Stranger

March 16, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a dramatic story about one man's journey back to the family he abandoned. After six years Walter returns home after receiving a letter regarding his father's death and is requested to attend the reading of the will. With some encouragement from his pastor to mend the family ties he returns [...]

Night John: Words Are Freedom

February 10, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Words. To a great extent, that is what this film is about. A young girl named Sarny, whose mother was sold to another slave owner, longs to read when a slave named John, also known as Night John, comes to work the cotton plantation and she learns of his reading ability. He barters with her for [...]

Finding Buck McHenry

Dove Approved for All Ages

Although this is acceptable family fare, I found it abysmal. Dreadful attempts at humor, poor acting, and selfish, thoughtless behavior on the part of the lead made this difficult to sit through. And let’s not forget those huge credibility gaps. Buck McHenry goes into hiding for forty years. So [...]