producer: Dyson Lovell

The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells

February 8, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This fascinating movie is a sort of biography of the mind of H.G. Wells, the science fiction writer. It is unique in that the bizarre, science fiction mysteries of the movie (which resemble Wells’ writings) are presented as realistic events that influenced him. This lengthy movie (four hours) is [...]

The Lion in Winter

May 14, 2004
Deceit, deception and manipulation have been part of the human nature/psyche for thousands of years. This was driven home once again to me, as I watched this Showtime version of the play originally written by Andrei Koncholovsky. Glenn Close is remarkable in her portrayal of the strong-willed Queen [...]

Hamlet – Filtered

February 24, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

I really liked this film, I normally don't care for the older movies but this one was great, It was fun to see Mel Gibson acting in his younger years (sixteen years. ago). It had a great story-line and was very captivating. The only reason it gets the 12+ rating is because of the jousting match [...]

Jason and the Argonauts

August 15, 2000

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Gods and goddesses are a theatrical device used to represent the forces that mankind encounters and battles throughout life. Keeping in mind that these mythological divinities are merely props used to dramatize man’s struggle to control his own fate, viewing sword-and-sea-serpent movies can be [...]

Arabian Nights

July 18, 2000

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Filmed in Turkey, “Arabian Nights” is a wonderful story, with exotic locations and impressive production values. Some parents may be leery of a film featuring magic and an evil-looking genie, but these are well-constructed parables, each containing a moral. The good vs. evil yarns contain [...]

Don Quixote

Dove Approved for All Ages

“Don Quixote” is the timeless work of Miguel de Cervantes and has been regarded as the first novel ever written. It was published in Spain in two volumes in 1605 and 1615. Most of us are more familiar with the musical version, “Man of La Mancha.” The book, while parodying the chivalric [...]

Christmas Carol

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Many may be a bit hesitant about viewing a story featuring “ghosts,” but “A Christmas Carol” is a parable about redemption. Much like “It’s A Wonderful Life,” it demonstrates how one life can affect so many others. Both the book and this account emphasize Christ’s birth through [...]

Alice in Wonderland (1999)

February 28, 1999

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Alice in Wonderland" is a classic story filled with fantasy, a talking rabbit, an invisible smiling cat and many other odd characters. This version of the lovable story by Lewis Carroll combines both of his stories about Alice into one charming and musical movie. As Alice wanders through the [...]