director: Ivan Passer

Kidnapped

August 17, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Set in Scotland in the mid 1700's, "Kidnapped" is based on Scottish history and is, of course, written by Robert Louis Stevenson. David Balfour, a young man whose parents recently died, sets out to make his own way in the world. As he says good-bye to friends and neighbors he is given a letter, [...]

Picnic

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The themes of Inge’s play are “to thine own self be true” and “follow your heart.” CBS has made a moving presentation with fine performances by all. Although one middle-aged couple checks into a motel and Hal and Madge stay out all night, we do not see any sexual situations. Indeed, [...]

Wishing Tree

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Attempting to be a parable focusing on healing and hope, it left me unmoved. It is a film that addresses several subjects, including racial relationships, prejudice and reverse prejudice, mother and daughter struggles, and a fantasy about a magic tree that performs miracles. Trouble is, the [...]