Dove Watch List

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 […]

Dove Recommends Summer Classics

Summer is here! Dove offers you a few films for summertime viewing. Dolphin Tale (Dove Approved All Ages) The film is inspired by the true story of a dolphin named Winter who was rescued off the Florida coast and taken in by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. It centers on a boy who befriends an injured […]

For Memorial Day: Faith of Our Fathers

By Jacob Sahms While Memorial Day often signifies the opening of neighborhood pools and the launch of summer, the holiday is intended as a celebration of those who died in the service of their country. Historically, the day traces back to at least the American Civil War, when surviving family members and communities honored fallen […]

Tolkien: From the Battle of the Somme to Mordor and Back Again

By Jacob Sahms The battle wages on both all around him and in his head. Is this the desolate wasteland of Mordor or the Battle of the Somme in the the First World War? For John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, J.R.R. to his millions of fans, the narrative of The Hobbit and its subsequent works was […]

Van Jones Latest Redemption Project

By Jacob Sahms The prison doors slide shut behind Anthony “Van” Jones, the fifty-year-old author, news commentator, and attorney. No, he’s not guilty of a crime, sentenced to time behind bars. Instead, he’s making one of a his many trips behind bars to visit those imprisoned, justly or unjustly, and this time, he’s taking his […]