director: Martin Scorsese

The Irishman

The Synopsis: A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa. The Review: Martin Scorsese’s latest film since Silence tells the story of World War II vet Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), who becomes a hit man for Italian mobster Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci) in 1950s [...]

Silence (2016)

March 28, 2017

Dove Approved for 18+

"Silence" is based on a 1966 novel of historical fiction by Japanese author Shūsaku Endō. This visually stunning film takes place in the mid-1600s. The story is about two priests, Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Garrpe (Adam Driver), and about their search for a fellow priest, Ferreira (Liam [...]

The Wolf of Wall Street

Wow! Where do I start? The word "decadence" comes to mind! This film has a lot of content in it. It has more language in it than any movie I have ever screened or written about. The same with the sex content. It features constant sexual scenes, or references to sex, strip club scenes; full front [...]


March 13, 2012

Dove Approved for All Ages

2011 Crystal Dove Seal Award Winner for Best Adventure - Families will enjoy loving this movie together! Martin Scorsese's love for George Melies and the silent picture age is clearly and lovingly demonstrated in this film. This is a quality production in every sense of the word. First rate acting [...]

Shutter Island

"Shutter Island" is a film loaded with atmosphere, from the pelting rain against the windows, the stormy seas, the dark corridors of the mental institute, to the lighthouse which is surrounded by grey skies and water washing up on the jagged rocks which surround it. There is even a cemetery scene [...]

The Departed

"The Departed" will be spoken of highly in Academy circles this year with many of the cast being nominated for Oscars, as actors in films like this often are. Deception begets deception and violence begets violence in this shoot-'em-up action thriller. Who is the good guy and who are the bad [...]

The Aviator

"The Aviator" focuses too much on Howard Hughes’ carnal cravings for young, beautiful, scantily clad women, and the film belabors his various obsessive disorders. According to the movie, Hughes regularly propositioned young women — even underage girls — for intimate encounters. He was [...]

The Last Waltz – Filtered

May 7, 2002

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The Band's last performance with tons of special guests make this Scorsese film a must for lovers of music. I was drawn into the film from the first frame which reads, "This Film Should be Played LOUD." A fantastic performance from all of the band members along with some really special interviews [...]

Age Of Innocence – Filtered

March 15, 1994

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This film was very hard for me to watch as it seemed to drag on forever and I felt like I was watching the same scene over and over. The main character was constantly engaged in inappropriate behavior with his wife's cousin and there were no negative consequences for his behavior. Altogether this [...]