actor: Alessandro Nivola

The Eye

I found "The Eye" to be rather predictable in spots, including foreseeing a character's death. Part of the conclusion was unexpected. Jessica Alba turns in a fine performance as Sydney Wells, a girl who has been blind since the age of five and is given a chance to see from the eyes of a [...]

Jurassic Park III

December 11, 2001

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

When I was about nine years old, one of my favorite movies was “The Lost World,” about a group of explorers stranded on a hostile, prehistoric island, with Michael Rennie, Claude Rains and Jill St. John being led through the jungle by a native girl dressed in animal skins. I loved the action, [...]

Mansfield Park

July 11, 2000
This film is set in 18th century England and is well written and acted. Frances O' Conner gives a very good performance as Fanny Price, who is sent from her poverty-ridden home to live at Mansfield Park with rich relatives. Edmond (Jonny Lee Miller) makes her feel right at home with his humor and [...]

Mansfield Park – Filtered

July 11, 2000

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

What a wonderful film of true love and the struggles a man a woman go through to achieve it. With the main character being a story-teller she keeps the viewer's interested in what is going to happen next. This film is set in eighteenth century England and the scenery and acting are superb. It is [...]

Goal! The Dream Begins – Filtered

This is an example of a film that could have been a great family movie, but there is too much drinking going on, even in the Clear Play filtered version. There is enough positive material in “Goal!” and even the overall theme is very positive, that it is too bad the filmmaker felt the need to [...]