producer: Steven Spielberg

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

June 22, 2018
We re-enter the Jurassic story with Claire Dearing and Owen Grady risking their lives once again to rescue the abandoned dinosaurs of Jurassic World from an imminent volcanic eruption. Though funded by a well-meaning mogul, things quickly go south with double-crossing bad guys, menacing lava flows, [...]

The Post

January 12, 2018
Consider the ghosts of Steven Spielberg's past and future: formally an action-adventure director, his films move breathlessly and with the enticement of a comic book, his new season as a director features more restraint. He takes historical subjects (time periods from the Civil War, the Cold War, [...]

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 [...]

Jurassic World

June 12, 2015
"Jurassic World" is an eye-popping movie—truly visually stunning. The action starts slowly, but when it kicks in it's in high gear right away. It all starts with one dinosaur escaping his enclosure, which means people running, screaming, and even being eaten. The corporate suits had decided that [...]

The Hundred-Foot Journey

August 8, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Hundred-Foot Journey" is a movie that soars! It breaks down cultural walls and demonstrates how the spirit of humankind can rise to life's challenges. The movie is based on the best-selling book by Richard C. Morais, and you know it's going to be good when the movie introduction includes both [...]

Goonies

June 6, 1985
This is a film about a group of misfit kids who call themselves the Goonies. They look at things differently than other kids, and in today's world they would be the geeks. Mike and his brother Brand, along with the others, find an old treasure map in their attic and so the adventure begins. Mike [...]

Flags of Our Fathers

October 20, 2006
As in most war epics filmed in our day, this is a bloody and graphic portrayal of the story behind the men who were in the famous photo taken on Mount Suribachi atop the island of Iwo Jima. It is unfortunate that director Eastwood chose to show with such graphic detail the maiming and wounding of [...]

Munich

December 23, 2005
"Munich" is a very well done film that shows the talent and genius of Steven Spielberg. Like in "Schindler's List", Spielberg chooses to graphically show all the violence, sex and nudity that he envisions happening as the Israeli assassins go about their mission to eliminate those responsible for [...]

Memoirs of a Geisha

December 9, 2005
Though the most heart wrenching details of "Memoirs" were edited from the film, the subject matter itself denotes that this film cannot help but contain material that is not family-friendly. I had a couple of friends who hadn't read the best-selling novel attend the film with me. I was afraid I [...]

E.T. the Extra Terrestrial

March 22, 2002

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The themes of "E.T." are communication and relating to those who are different from ourselves. Elliot and his siblings come to love and respect E.T. Interestingly, E.T. has unusual capabilities, such as levitating objects, miraculously healing wounds, and even the ability to make others fly. But [...]

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The BFG

- Dove Approved for All Ages