writer: Carl Ellsworth

Unhinged

Unhinged is a movie you won’t soon forget. For those who have sat at a green light, waiting for the vehicle ahead to start going, or for those who honked at another vehicle only to see the driver become angry, this road rage relatable film is for you. Of course, Russell Crowe is playing the [...]

Red Dawn (2012)

This action movie is a fast paced story of two brothers and their friends who attempt to build a resistance movement against a foreign invader in their town. As they band together to fight, they are joined by other citizens who believe in freedom from an oppressive force. With frequent battle [...]

The Last House on the Left

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 [...]

Disturbia

August 7, 2007
I found "Disturbia" to be a suspenseful story. It wasn't difficult to figure out who the villain was, but he was so good at covering up his murders, I wondered whether or not he would ever get caught. I won't give that away but this story will appeal to those who enjoy watching a murder mystery and [...]

Red Eye

January 10, 2006
This film is very well written, but it fails to cause any anxiety. I just wasn’t convinced that Lisa was ever in any real danger, but the movie is well produced. Also, Cillian Murphy delivers a good performance as the villain. Some of his facial expressions and antics would be intimidating to [...]

Red Eye – Filtered

January 10, 2006
"Red Eye" is a thriller which takes place on an airplane when Jackson Rippner (Cillian Murphy) holds Lisa Riesert, a hotel manager, hostage to get a powerful politician into a room with a view (of the killers). In "Red Eye" the plot is good and the story isn't too bad or contrived, but the violence [...]