writer: Maria Maggenti

Before I Fall

March 3, 2017
"Before I Fall" is a suspenseful and thought-provoking movie! Not all films can make that claim. Based on the novel by Lauren Oliver, the picture opens with a voiceover from the main character, Samantha Kingston (Zoey Deutch). She ominously speaks, saying, "Maybe there's a tomorrow, maybe for you. [...]

Monte Carlo

July 1, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Monte Carlo" is a coming-of-age story about losing yourself and finding out who you really are. Although the premise of the film revolves around Grace’s deception of all those around her, she does eventually see the error of her ways. Emma sits like the “bad angel” on Grace’s shoulder, [...]