Genre Archives: Drama

Legal Action

October 2, 2018

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie is a nice escape into the entertainment world of good guys versus bad guys. It features a gangster leader named Gates (Tommy Flanagan) and an attorney with a winning streak, Casey McKay (Eric Close), who is determined to defend his ex-brother-in-law Jay (Kevin Sizemore) against a false [...]

No Place in This World

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Teen suicide numbers are high, and this movie dramatically portrays a particular story to both show the realities of the problem and to offer hope. Lauren is a teen girl that has a lot to deal with. Her mother and stepfather constantly drink, she sometimes has gone to school hungry, and a group of [...]

Christmas Dress

October 1, 2018

Dove Approved for All Ages

Based on a true story, Christmas Dress is a hope-filled short film, set in a bygone era about a hard-working family struggling through a harsh winter. With scarce resources and tough times, the family fears they will not only have no presents on Christmas day, but no food either. Diligently working [...]

God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness portrays in a gritty and realistic manner the struggles between today's society and the church. Pastor David Hill (David A.R. White) has been at St. James church since he was a kid; in fact, his dad pastored the church. Now, he is confronted by Hadleigh [...]

Chappaquiddick

April 6, 2018
Kennedy stories run abundantly, even today, in American history. The lion's share tends to go to John or Robert, with Ted falling somewhat to the wayside. In Chappaquiddick, we finally see the latter stepping up and into the spotlight as a main character in film. In this narrative, even through [...]

The Miracle Season

April 6, 2018

Dove Approved for All Ages

Live Like Line. These are the words that echo in my mind weeks after seeing Miracle Season. Not what you live like, or what attributes people use to describe you, but what legacy did you leave behind, and is it one others should mimic? Based on an inspiring and tragic true story, Miracle Season [...]

20 Weeks

April 13, 2018
Maya Closson (Anna Margaret Hollyman) is in love with Ronan Baines (Amir Arison), but when she learns she is pregnant, they soon face serious obstacles and decisions to be made that may be too much for their relationship. Through the story, the couple flips in their desires. At first, Maya [...]

Love, Simon

March 16, 2018
Love, Simon plays (and lovingly so) like a classic John Hughes movie, from the charming lead, their quirky friends, the adults around them who just don't understand, and an excellent soundtrack as a backbone. These traits follow a certain formula that we know and expect, and the film nods to them [...]

7 Days in Entebbe

March 16, 2018
Based on true events which took place in 1976, 7 Days in Entebbe is a trip back in time, with bated-breath moments of terrified hostages, guns pointed at them with the threat of death a real possibility. Two Palestinians, part of the Liberation of Palestine group, Brigitte Kuhlmann (played by [...]

Opus of an Angel

Opus of an Angel suggests there is light at the end of the tunnel—and who doesn't need to be reminded of that? The movie is about a successful cardiac surgeon, Dr. Stephen Murphy (William McNamara), who once had everything one could hope for: a loving spouse, a daughter, a successful career, and [...]