producer: Marc Platt

La La Land

December 9, 2016
Life is seen through the dreaming and wonderstruck CinemaScope eyes of director Damien Chazelle in "La La Land." The title is synonymous with Los Angeles, Mia and Sebastian's (Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling) city of stars, where they try to make their dreams come true. Chazelle's film is, by some [...]

The Girl on the Train (2016)

October 7, 2016
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

Bridge of Spies

October 16, 2015
"Bridge of Spies" is quite a film. It features a top-notch performance from Tom Hanks as attorney James B. Donovan, who is assigned to defend Russian spy Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance). This movie is based on true events. Donovan is determined to give Abel a fair defense and, despite his unpopularity [...]

Into the Woods

December 25, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Into the Woods" is a humorous and imaginative film. It's not flawless, but it has some funny moments, including a scene in which two princes (Cinderella's prince and Rapunzel's prince) are over the top in singing about their love for Cinderella and Rapunzel. They attempt to be sexy as they sing [...]

Winters Tale

February 14, 2014
"Winter's Tale" is a romantic/drama that takes place in early New York. Angels and Demons as well as the eternal fight between good and evil take center stage in this story of love, loss and purpose. The premise is that everyone has a miracle to give and receive. When Peter Lake falls in love [...]

Josie and the Pussycats

April 11, 2001

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Sometimes I’m surprised by a film that I did not expect much from. I actually had a good time with "Josie and the Pussycats." They made me laugh - and without any flatulence jokes! The opening sequence is perfect satire as it parodies the lifestyle of rock musicians. Keeping in mind that most of [...]