director: Steven Soderbergh

Logan Lucky

August 18, 2017
When Steven Soderbergh, the 2000 Oscar winner for “Traffic;” director of “Erin Brockovich” and “Sex, Lies, and Videotapes” among other blockbusters, announced his retirement from filmmaking in 2013, we did not expect to see him back so soon. However, he’s found a way to be true to his [...]

Side Effects

February 8, 2013
Included with every prescription medicine is a list of side effects printed on an accompanying sheet. TV ads list some pretty alarming side effects of prescription drugs, while encouraging viewers to get their doctors to prescribe the "cure-all." Some side effects make you question whether or not [...]

Magic Mike

June 29, 2012
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

Haywire

January 20, 2012
"Haywire" features some nice themes, including a close relationship between Mallory (Gina Carano) and her father, the kind which will make those who don't have this kind of relationship long for it and remind those who do how fortunate they are. The film also hits on a truth and that is that [...]

Contagion

September 9, 2011
When the movie starts with Day 2 the first thing you think is: why not start with Day 1? Well, without plot spoiling I will say that the movie eventually gets to Day 1 in a rather interesting place in the film and it explains how everything started, the deadly virus that is. So the movie jumps [...]

The Informant

September 18, 2009
This is a film about one man's deceit to get to the top of the corporate ladder by taking the top men down. Mark Whitacre is a compulsive liar who gets caught up in his own misdeeds. The story is based on a 1990s FBI investigation of price fixing in a Lysine company where a junior executive, Mark [...]

Oceans Thirteen

June 8, 2007
I didn't know what to expect as I entered the theater, ironically theater number 13, to see "Oceans Thirteen." I must admit to not having seen the previous installments of this series. But I do recognize a family picture when I see it, and this isn't it. There was a "GD" uttered not long into the [...]

The Good German

January 19, 2007
After viewing this movie at an early screening, at the conclusion I thought, "What a cheery little movie." I was being sarcastic to myself. This movie has a great cast, and the black and white cinematography works well for this post-World War ll period film, in which a lot of the pieces are still [...]

Traffic

December 27, 2000
It’s brilliant! Engrossing from start to finish, with exceptional performances, “Traffic” is exceptional filmmaking with something important to say. Most viewers will leave the theater knowing more about this insidious multi-billion dollar industry than when they walked in. In a way, [...]

Erin Brockovich

March 17, 2000
This is the role Roberts has been searching for. The character conquers prejudice, injustice and economic woes. Peggy Lee’s salute to womanhood, “I’m A Woman,” and Helen Reddy’s ‘70’s feminist anthem, “I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar,” must have been written with a character such as [...]

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