writer: Steven Knight

Allied

November 23, 2016
"Casablanca" meets "Mr and Mrs Smith." is the best way to describe the story in "Allied." It is a suspenseful and complex story of two spies/assassins who join in the fight against the Nazi occupation of Morocco during WWII. Max (Brad Pitt), a Canadian Secret Service officer, is assigned to [...]

Burnt

October 30, 2015
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

Seventh Son

February 6, 2015
"The Seventh Son" is a movie with a medieval feel and filled with good battling evil. A "spook" or knight, Gregory (Jeff Bridges), takes on an apprentice in Thomas Ward (Ben Barnes) to combat the evil witch Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore). To complicate matters, Thomas falls in love with the [...]

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 [...]

Closed Circuit

August 28, 2013
Slow and steady is the phrase I would use to describe this cerebral thriller. When two members of a suspected terrorist's defense team realize that the evidence against their client is contrived, they work together, against instructions, to find out what really happened. There is very little [...]

Amazing Grace: The Story of William Wilberforce

February 23, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Many Americans understand the issues and history of slavery in America, but few know that it was abolished in England long before it was here in the United States. "Amazing Grace" tells the story of William Wilberforce, the English reformer whose life work was dedicated to freeing slaves under [...]

Eastern Promises

September 21, 2007
After screening this film, I heard a woman in the lobby say to someone standing next to her, "That was really violent." She was right. It was and is a very violent picture. The premise of the film is that a character named Anna (Naomi Watts) helps deliver a baby when the baby's mother comes to the [...]