Dove Watch List

The Ten Films of 2019 That Made Me Want to Be a Better Person

By Jacob Sahms By the time the ball drops announcing that it’s officially 2020, I will have seen seventy-five feature films. While that number seems astronomical, it’s not actually the true number of films I’ve seen because I’ve forgotten a few – and it’s not even the most films I’ve ever seen in a calendar […]

The Chosen’s Dallas Jenkins: Get Used to Different

By Jacob Sahms In the flickering light of the fire, a Jewish man encourages his daughter to learn the Torah and repeat the prayers contained there when faced with adversity, shining a light into the way that the new series The Chosen integrates faith and life. From Dallas Jenkins (The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, Midnight […]

Be a Neighbor That’s Inclusive

By Peyton Garland Joanne Rogers—The Mrs. Mr. Rogers—is as spunky and charming as you might imagine, and while her husband’s demeanor seems gentle to a fault, she has a feisty, matriarchal presence that requires only a serious eye and a few words to bring order and sense to the world. This past Wednesday, November 20th, […]

Midway Reminds Us of Those Who Serve This Veterans Day

By Jacob Sahms With Veterans Day on Monday, Midway flies into theaters in appropriate fashion, depicting the bravery of men (and women) who fought bravely, and at times sacrificed everything in defense of the freedoms we espouse in the United States. The fact that it is Roland Emmerich’s personal project should come as no surprise, […]

British Director Balances Grace & Gravity While Pursuing the Gospel

By Jacob Sahms To understand the film passion of British film director Andrew Walkington, it’s best to hear his story first. His father, first an atheist, then a Jehovah’s witness, and finally a lay preacher in the Methodist church, died when Walkington was six. His mother, a Christian in name only, lost custody of her […]

Jason Wright’s Christmas Jars: From Story to Movie … to Movement?

By Jacob Sahms Jason F. Wright is a good guy. Whether you meet him in person at an event like I did a decade ago or are a stranger who encounters him somewhere traversing the continental United States, you have a similar experience. You find yourself meeting a new friend: a friend with compassion, empathy, […]

Our Guide to New Fall Shows!

Here’s Dove’s list of potential new television shows for our audience. While previews are not readily available, we have considered the subject matter and those participating when giving our best suggestion to help individuals and families filter through the options. All Rise (CBS, Monday, September 23) When newly appointed judge Lola Carmichael (Simone Missick) sets […]

Alexandra Boylan Dishes on Catching Faith & Women in Hollywood

By Jacob Sahms In Catching Faith, Alexandra Boylan told a story about a woman with a perfect life: a high school football star for a son, a straight A student for a daughter, and a successful businessman for a husband. But when the family’s image is challenged, the woman struggles to figure out how God […]

Alex Kendrick Wants Us to Find Our Identity in Christ

By Jacob Sahms Every time a Kendrick Brothers film finishes its theatrical run, Alex and Stephen Kendrick spend time in prayer, asking God what they should do next. With myriad ideas, the two explore separately and together what their next project might look like, with God’s nudges pushing them in the direction they feel called […]

Rob DePalo’s Story is a Tapestry of God’s Making

By Jacob Sahms Ryan Goodwin is broken, beaten down by a series of situations and decisions that leave him questioning his purpose in Tapestry, a film starring Stephen Baldwin and directed by Ken Kushner. But Tapestry isn’t just a fictional film aimed at telling a parable about how God moves – it’s also the heartfelt […]