writer: David Magee

Mary Poppins Returns

December 19, 2018

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Synopsis: Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives. The Dove Review: "Don't stay away too long" That was the last line in the original Mary Poppins as Bert watched her sail off into [...]

Life of Pi

November 21, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Life of Pi" is a fascinatingly unique story that has no parallel. Pi is the son of a zookeeper in India forced to sell his property and take his family and animals via cargo ship to Canada. Unfortunately, the ship capsizes in a storm and PI and a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena, and a Bengal tiger [...]

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

March 7, 2008
Miss Pettigrew (Frances McDormand) finds that one day can make an enormous difference in not only her own life, but in the life of Delysia Lafosse (Amy Adams). Delysia needs a social secretary but more emphatically needs some counsel about the heart and true love, something that Miss Pettigrew is a [...]

Finding Neverland

November 12, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is by far the best performance of Johnny Depp's career in my opinion. Of course he has had some good roles in "Edward Scissorhands," "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," "Sleepy Hollow" and some others, but I felt more drawn into his role as James Barrie than I have any of his others. Never knowing [...]