director: Joe Wright

Darkest Hour

November 24, 2017
Gary Oldman does an excellent job in Darkest Hour portraying Winston Churchill as the stubborn leader that was needed by Britain during World War II. He was a persistent, determined leader; and if not perfect, than certainly the perfect leader needed for that dark hour. One of the themes of the [...]

Pan

October 9, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Pan" is a special-effects extravaganza, a rollicking ride into Neverland! “This isn’t the story you’ve heard before,” the narrator states in a voiceover at the beginning of this prequel, of sorts, to the legendary story of Peter Pan. Indeed. Blackbeard has been added to this story, and we [...]

Hanna

April 8, 2011
This movie has a strong enough story to sustain the viewer's interest for the 111-minute runtime as well as a capable young talent in actress Saoirse Ronan who plays the title role of Hanna. In addition it is one of those films which prompt some thinking while the viewer is watching which usually [...]

The Soloist

April 24, 2009
It's intriguing that this film is based on a true story. Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx) is a homeless man but different than most. He is a musical prodigy who attended Julliard and who has a mental illness. When L.A. Times news reporter Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.) comes across him on the street [...]

Atonement

January 18, 2008
The director of this film takes the viewer on a beautiful ride while telling a tragic and fascinating tale. This is a very high quality film which uses the cinematic experience to the fullest. Visually there are breathtakingly beautiful scenes. The score is brilliant, using music and the sound of a [...]

Pride and Prejudice (2005)

November 22, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The rolling green hills and period costumes make this film beautiful to the eyes; the unoffensive dialog is easy on the ears; but it’s the classic story of family and love that makes it a feast for the soul. Set in the 1700s, we see a time where people were courteous and refined, sometimes to a [...]