producer: Richard Welsh

In From the Night

April 15, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Sometimes the effects of a dysfunctional family do not appear until a situation comes to light. "In From the Night" brings that awareness to Vicki through her nephew Bobby. In helping him change his life she becomes aware of things in her own life that she has tried to deal with. This is a very [...]

The Water is Wide

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Water is Wide" is a well-directed film and once it establishes its plot, it is story-telling at its best. It picks up steam in the classroom with Pat Conroy (played by a relative newcomer, Jeff Hephner) and it's really a fresh and entertaining story. Hephner plays Conroy exceptionally [...]

Silver Bells (2005)

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Byrne family bring you into their lives in this lovely story for the Christmas holiday. You travel with them to New York and experience some of the beauty the city holds. This is another fantastic, heartwarming Hallmark movie for the holiday season. I have always loved Hallmark movies. The [...]

The Magic of Ordinary Days

Dove Approved for All Ages

My sister and I have always enjoyed Hallmark movies. The stories are some that we can relate to. Some are stories from the past. "The Magic of Ordinary Days" is a love story that you hope will end the way you want it to as you watch Livy and Ray. I can't imagine meeting my husband for the first [...]

Back When We Were Grownups

November 21, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

Sometimes when we get older and our lives are over-loaded with stressful things, we tend to look back to the "What ifs?" In this Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, that is Rebecca's question, so she decides to look up an old sweetheart. I enjoyed this movie, as I always do with Hallmark Hall of Fame [...]

Plainsong

April 25, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Plainsong" is a touching story about how people you would least likely suspect can help you at the time you need it most. Tom just had his wife leave him and his two boys. If that's not enough, he has to deal with a delinquent student assaulting him and then being forced to pass the kid. His boys, [...]

Fallen Angel

Dove Approved for All Ages

Hallmark Hall of Fame has consistently given people top notch stories with depth and good characters and yet totally lacking any foul language, violence or overt sexuality. They are to be commended for again giving us an excellent production. This role was a departure for Gary Sinise, who's been [...]

A Painted House

April 27, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"A Painted House" is a real glimpse into the life of a family making a living by farming in the 1950's. This account, as written by John Grisham, paints a vivid picture of the Chandler family and everyone and everything that they encounter. The story is told first hand by Luke Chandler, the [...]

The Locket

March 18, 2003

Dove Approved for All Ages

"The Locket" is filled with hurt, love, anger, forgiveness, kindness, and regret. I was captured by the screenplay and the acting. This is a wonderful film about many of life's lessons as taught to Michael Keddington by a lonely old lady, Esther Huish. She shows Michael to follow his heart, not to [...]

The Flamingo Rising

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Once again, Hallmark Hall of Fame delivers an amusing, often touching evening of entertainment. With an emphasis on the importance of family and the need for compassion and acceptance, “The Flamingo Rising” moves along at an involving pace and with great heart. While its protagonist, the [...]