producer: Megan Ellison

Vice

December 25, 2018
The Synopsis The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as vice president to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today. The Review Vice is a play on words, and director Adam McKay treats it [...]

Phantom Thread

December 25, 2017
Paul Thomas Anderson, by now, is a cabinet of curiosities as a filmmaker. While certainly a prolific auteur in the rites of Robert Altman and his ensemble pieces, he can, chameleon-like, transform into a hypnotic and singular voice in character studies and plot-driven attempts. In his latest, [...]

Downsizing

December 22, 2017
Downsizing imagines (and rightly so) how our world is completely strapped. Whether it be financial burdens, relationship anxieties, or environmental devastation, we are under pressure and undeniably stressed out. The titular phrase has to do with cutting corners, not by the elimination of employees [...]

Detroit

August 4, 2017
Some are surprised that Katheryn Bigelow, a white female director, known for “Zero Dark Thirty” and her Best Director win of 2010 “Hurt Locker,” would choose to make a film about one of the most racially charged incidents in recent American history. Making “Detroit” at all in this [...]

20th Century Women

January 20, 2017
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 [...]

Her

January 10, 2014
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

American Hustle

December 20, 2013
This fictional film, set in the late seventies and a little beyond, deals with the realities of a corrupt con man and a woman he falls in love with, Sydney, portrayed by Amy Adams. Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) preys on people who want to invest little and gain a lot in return, and people who [...]

If Beale Street Could Talk

The Synopsis A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime. The Review: If Beale Street Could Talk...what would it say? What would it have seen? Barry Jenkins' (Moonlight) latest film has far less to do with the actual street, [...]