director: David Mamet


Chiwetel Ejiofor gives a subtle and well crafted performance as Mike Terry, a Jiu-Jitsu instructor who avoids prize fighting and chooses instead to run a self-defense studio which adheres to the honorable samurai code. Terry and his wife Sondra (Alice Braga) are struggling to make ends meet and [...]

Heist – Edited

February 22, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

I'm a Gene Hackman fan: I like "French Connection", and "The Firm", to name only two of my favs. Hackman doesn't disappoint in this film, but he also doesn't bring you into the action enough that you care about the characters. Hackman's wife, many years younger than he, uses her sexuality to sway [...]

Winslow Boy

April 30, 1999

Dove Approved for All Ages

Renowned playwright/director David Mamet (recognized for his salty dialogue in past productions) has sensitively adapted Terence Rattigan's play about a barrister defending a youth accused of school theft. This genteel look at a father's determination to see justice done gives film-goers a superb [...]