director: William Wyler

Ben-Hur

September 13, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

This Oscar-laden film was released in 1959, the same year I was born. I actually viewed it for the first time for this review, and I have decided it earned those eleven Academy Awards. The special effects still hold up well these many years later and, although the film is rightfully famous for its [...]

Carrie (1952)

January 18, 2005
This film was probably considered scandalous for its time. Carrie (Jennifer Jones) leaves her parents and siter behind to move to the city, and she soon loses her innocence. A man named Charlie (Eddie Albert) falls for her and they live together after Carrie is fired from her sewing job following [...]

The Desperate Hours

June 10, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a good watch. Humphrey Bogart is famous for his role in "Casablanca" but he plays a menacing bad guy type very well in this film. It is a nuanced performance as he shows concern for his younger brother, who is helping him and one other convict to hold a family hostage as they hide out at [...]

Roman Holiday

November 26, 2002

Dove Approved for All Ages

In a world where you are told what to do every minute of the day, it might encourage some to want to go AWOL. This delightful classic takes the viewer on an adventure of one princess who takes a day off. Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn along with Eddie Albert team together to make this a family [...]

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