producer: Jenno Topping

Red Sparrow

March 2, 2018
Raw, racy, and containing violence that will cause some to recoil. These are the thoughts I have after reviewing Red Sparrow. Not that Jennifer Lawrence doesn't give her usual strong performance. She plays Dominika Egorova, who was a prima ballerina in Russia until a terrible accident leaves her [...]

The Greatest Showman

December 20, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The story finds its inspiration in the life of Phineas Taylor Barnum whose ingenious vision brought to life the Barnum and Bailey Circus in the late 19th century. To play the role of the creative showman, who better than Hollywood's very own Renaissance man of talent, Hugh Jackman. In this [...]

The Mountain Between Us

October 6, 2017
The Mountain Between Us is a realistic portrayal of survival after a plane carrying two passengers crashes on a mountain, covered by snow. The pilot is killed and the two survivors, Ben (Idris Elba) and Alex (Kate Winslet), are left to fend for themselves. Well, not quite. The pilot's dog survives [...]

Snatched (2017)

May 12, 2017
The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated [...]

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

September 30, 2016
"Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" is an imaginative adventure into a world unlike any you've ever seen before. It features the "peculiar" children, who are gifted in unusual ways, which includes a girl who can fly and needs lead shoes to stay earthbound. In addition, there is an [...]

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

July 8, 2016
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

Catch and Release

January 26, 2007
A comedy that starts out at a funeral always makes me wonder where the laughs are going to come from. Then they throw in a few odd friends of the deceased and a secret about his life that his fiancé wasn't aware of. This is the cause of only a few laughs. The rest of the film falls short of [...]

28 Days

April 14, 2000
“28 Days” doesn’t contain the dramatic impact that, say, “Days of Wine and Roses” did nearly 40 years ago. It is more rehab-lite. Although Ms. Bullock is one of my favorites because she has a vulnerability that even transcends her outward beauty, she lacks the depth to make this character [...]