writer: John Ridley

Ben-Hur (2016)

August 19, 2016

Dove Approved for 18+

"Ben-Hur" illustrates the transformative power of love over hatred and redemption over revenge. This film is the dramatic retelling of a classic tale that follows the life of Judah Ben-Hur, a prince of Israel, and his adopted brother Messala, a Roman whose real father plotted the overthrow of [...]

12 Years a Slave

November 20, 2013
This movie clearly shows the cruelty of slavery and the depths that human depravity can go to when humans are treated like less than people due to their race. The movie states up front it is based on a true story, that of Solomon Northup, powerfully portrayed by Chiwetel Ejiofor. Solomon is a free [...]

Red Tails

January 20, 2012
The aerial views in this movie are awesome! The special effects are terrific as it truly appears that several pilots from the Tuskegee training program are in flight and making magnificent maneuvers upon the air that are nearly mind boggling. The fact that the movie is based on true events stemming [...]

Undercover Brother

May 31, 2002
Much of UNDERCOVER BROTHER’s humor comes from black characters making fun of stereotyped Caucasians’ eating globs of mayonnaise, uptight attitude about sex, and obsession with 401K plans. Likewise, stereotypical black characters’ habits and expressions are parodied by Mr. Feather and his [...]