actor: Heath Ledger

The Dark Knight

July 18, 2008
"The Dark Knight" is indeed very dark. This is most likely the darkest and most violent "Batman" movie yet. There are some graphic scenes including a man's burned face on screen; and the stitching up of a flesh wound, and many, many people killed throughout the film. There is comparatively little [...]

Casanova

January 6, 2006
"Casanova" was very mild for an R-rated film. I have seen films that the MPAA has rated PG-13 that contain more graphic elements than "Casanova". Europe was very racy during Casanova's time, but it also was controlled by the Catholic Church and their rigorous enforcement of the straight and narrow [...]

The Brothers Grimm

August 26, 2005
The Brothers Grimm wrote down many Germanic folktales that have since become stories read in over 160 languages around the world. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were born in the mid 1700s and collected and wrote stories their entire lives, stories that most of us are familiar with, like "Cinderella," "The [...]

Brokeback Mountain

December 9, 2005
What little dialog the film contained was heavy with profanity, and I'm surprised at the sexual content they were able to include and still garner an "R" rating. It isn't an exaggeration when the critics highlight the heart-wrenching nature of this film. While it is based on the homosexual [...]

Lords of Dogtown

June 3, 2005
I have little knowledge about the background of skateboarding, so it was neat to see where and how skateboarding began. One thing this movie highlighted was the importance of money and fame to many people, especially teenagers. The Z boys broke apart for fame and fortune but in the end they found [...]

Ned Kelly

March 26, 2004
The portrayal of real life and a struggle against real injustice carries this story from the theater screen to the heart. This deeply moving and motivating film about a family’s enduring loyalty to each other in the midst of heartache shows the rewards and fulfillment that can come from [...]

A Knights Tale

May 11, 2001

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Get ready for an exciting, stirring story, of one man's quest to change his fate in life by becoming what he was destined to be, in an exciting sport that gripped nations and made heroes of men. In the opening scene the sounds of the classic Queen song "We Will Rock You" thunders as the camera [...]

Patriot

June 30, 2000
First, the good news: the film depicts the honor, bravery, sacrifice, courage and determination our forefathers displayed while facing down tyrannical King George and his trained army. Also, emotional threads weave throughout the story, binding people together. For instance, one farmer who [...]