director: Clint Eastwood

Richard Jewell

December 13, 2019
The Synopsis: American security guard Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely report that he was a terrorist. The Review: In the early-morning hours of July 27, 1996, I sat on [...]

The Mule

December 25, 2018
The Synopsis: A 90-year-old horticulturist and WWII veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel. The Review Wisdom may certainly come with age. When someone lives a long-enough life, they have the opportunity to learn from successes and [...]

The 15:17 to Paris

February 9, 2018

Dove Approved for 18+

The Synopsis: Three Americans discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France. The Review: The 15:17 to Paris is an inspiring movie based on true events that took place in France in August 2015. Three American friends—two of them off-duty members of the U.S. military—halt a terrorist [...]


September 9, 2016
"Sully" is a dramatic account of the landing of Flight 1549 into the Hudson River in New York City, piloted by the seasoned airline captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger. Tom Hanks is terrific as Sully, the man many people, including passengers on the flight, called a "hero." However, tension mounts [...]

American Sniper

January 16, 2015
"American Sniper" takes a look at the psyche of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (strongly portrayed by Bradley Cooper) in a film based on true events. Chris' father told him and his younger brother while they were growing up that there are three kinds of people in the world: wolves (evil), sheep [...]

Jersey Boys

June 20, 2014
Many of us baby boomers remember listening to the radio and dancing to the sounds of Frankie Vali and the 4 Seasons. This film directed by Clint Eastwood is based on their story. It shows how three boys brought up in a Jersey neighborhood started out on the wrong direction in life and with a little [...]

J Edgar

November 11, 2011
Leonardo DiCaprio portrays a complicated J. Edgar Hoover, a man who could be tough as nails but cherished his mother and was still living at home with her at age twenty four. He also relied heavily on his Assistant Director Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer), sharing lunches and dinners and attending [...]


October 22, 2010
Here is another film from Clint Eastwood, who now directs films more then he acts in them. He takes the director's chair based on an original screenplay by British docu-dramatist Peter Morgan ("The Queen", "Frost/Nixon"). This story is about intersecting lives and, as the title of the film implies, [...]


December 11, 2009
This is an inspiring film. Nelson Mandela, played by Morgan Freeman, is portrayed as not only a man who understood people and the need for forgiveness, but also was a pretty good judge of finding successful ways to forge common ground with people, even with those who had formerly opposed one [...]

Gran Torino

January 9, 2009
Wow! What a movie to try to describe. Talk about virtues in a film and yet our great concerns here at Dove for an audience all at the same time. It has Clint Eastwood playing Walt Kowalski, a retired Ford Motor Co. worker still living in Michigan (where the movie was filmed). He seems to be a [...]