Genre Archives: Drama

Darkest Hour

November 24, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Gary Oldman does an excellent job in portraying Churchill in Darkest Hour, showing him to be the stubborn leader that was needed by Britain during World War II. He was a persistent, determined leader; and if not perfect, than certainly the perfect leader needed for that dark hour. One of the [...]

As Far As The Eye Can See

March 6, 2018
As Far As The Eye Can See is an excellent drama that embodies the idea behind a supportive community within a small-town setting. Jack (Jason London), a has-been piano prodigy now teaching lessons in his hometown, must play a special recital for his town by the end of the week, but his damaged hand [...]

Roman Israel, Esq.

November 17, 2017
If Denzel Washington is going to continue to choose films that revolve entirely around him, his characters had better be dynamic and significant. Unfortunately, Roman J. Israel, Esq., the lead character of the film by the same name, is neither. Roman is a lawyer with a quirky persona who possesses [...]

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Truth Be Told

Dove Approved for All Ages

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Truth Be Told ushers us into the investigative side of the post office, brought to life by four unique characters. Good-natured and efficient, Shane is the epitome of a successful female department head who still has feelings for Oliver, a postal-proud perfectionist, [...]

One Last Prayer

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

What if you were one last prayer away from changing everything? This film answers that question with a faith-filled story of transformation and surrender. David (Niles Rivers) is stressed, tired, and angry. He lives life on his own terms, drinking away his troubled past and struggling to keep his [...]

The Last Appeal

August 27, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The Last Appeal is a gripping and gritty drama, a faith-based film that is wonderfully acted and directed. John Bentley does an outstanding job as Clay, a prisoner on death row who has turned his life over to Christ, and who witnesses to his fellow inmates. New inmate Titus (Jason Sims-Prewitt), [...]

Wonderstruck

October 20, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

Wonderstruck is wonderful! Though cloaked in tragedy and loss, this movie is utterly enchanting. Produced in the vein of Brian Selznick’s other acclaimed, illustrated novel-turned-film, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Wonderstruck, too, follows the journey of a boy and a girl, albeit they are in [...]

The Florida Project

November 10, 2017
A motel society splashed with purple and pink. Kids free to roam and wander and even try their hand at hustling for ice cream and goodies. Parents—many of whom are kids themselves in need of a little guidance—carelessly look on, buying their kids and themselves sugary goods to get by on. A [...]

A Time for Heaven

November 6, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

In A Time for Heaven, we are asked to consider the possibility of being vulnerable in our faith lives. In a largely secularized world, this is a tricky task and a lot to ask of some. It is not so simple as sharing your faith with another; it is equally a matter of receiving it. When Julie (Julie [...]

On Wings of Eagles

November 3, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

On Wings of Eagles is the amazing story of 1924 Olympic Gold-medalist Eric Liddell, a Scottish man who felt the call of God to be a missionary and teach in China. But it would not be without cost. After the Olympics, Liddell made the journey back to China to teach, despite the raging war and [...]