actor: Ellen Burstyn

The Age of Adaline

April 24, 2015
"The Age of Adaline" is an intriguing movie, the plot centering on a young woman that has a freak accident, running her car off a bridge into the water, to be changed forever when lightning strikes the area. She quits aging. Indeed, the "age" in the title of the movie can simultaneously refer to [...]

Interstellar

November 7, 2014
Space travelers unite! Here is a movie that will have you on the edge of ... the galaxy. Cooper was trained as an astronaut but now farms with his father-in-law and his two children. They raise corn because it seems to be the only thing that grows these days. If that weren't bad enough, they are [...]

The Mighty Macs

October 21, 2011

Dove Approved for All Ages

In 1971 girls' basketball was thought of as something that girls did in gym class, not as a competitive sport. It was thought of as only a boy's game during this era. Girls or women were not viewed as being athletes. This is an inspiring story of one small all-girls Catholic college, on the verge [...]

Lovely Still

November 9, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a heart felt dramatic movie that many people in the world can relate to. At first the viewer may think that this is just a charming story about a lonely old man who finds love. But in reality it is about the sad effects that Alzheimer's has on family members, particularly a spouse of [...]

Mrs Lambert Remembers Love

December 10, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Here is a dramatic story of the love of a grandmother for her grandson. To Lil, Jared is all she has left. Her only son is gone and her husband is gone too. Although Lil knows in her heart that her abilities to remember things are failing her she does not want to give up Jared and their life [...]

The Velveteen Rabbit

March 17, 2009

Dove Approved for All Ages

This story is based on the novel by Margery Williams. For anyone who has not read the book, this is a story of a little boy who finds a Velveteen rabbit in the attic of his Grandmother's house. The love that little boy has for the rabbit brings the attic playroom alive to take them on different [...]

W.

October 17, 2008
Although this is a comedy I did not find much humor in the entire film. There is under age drinking, a hazing at a college frat house and some political understatements. I am not quite sure who would really want to see this movie. At times it makes our present President look like a complete idiot [...]

For One More Day

May 6, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a well-made film, which takes a deep look into the frail human psyche. Chick Benetto always looked up to his father, despite his father's verbal abuse. His father shared a love of baseball with Chick as Chick grew up, and he longed for Chick to make it big in the major leagues. Other than [...]

My Brothers Keeper

February 1, 2008

Dove Approved for All Ages

Based on a true story, John Lithgow portrays twin brothers Bob and Tom Bradley. Both are very loved school teachers on Long Island. Tom, who is HIV positive, is offered a wonderful opportunity to have a bone marrow transplant from Bob to keep the HIV from getting any worse and, possibly, even [...]

Follow the River

November 20, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

“Follow the River” is a wonderful story of courage, determination and sacrifice. The story is engaging right from the start and continues to hold your attention until the very end. The pioneer family seemed to forget their heritage a bit as they slipped in and out of an Irish accent throughout [...]