actor: Geoffrey Rush

Storm Boy

July 1, 2019

Dove Approved for All Ages

Storm Boy tells a simple story remarkably well by carefully capturing and distilling the ebb and flow of regret throughout the film. Early in the film we find that Michael’s stoic father lives in a constant state of deep regret because of a family tragedy he could have prevented. His relationship [...]

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

How many lives does a Sparrow have? Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is back and is, as usual, in deep peril and in danger of losing his life. He goes to the guillotine, and in what could be a tragic end for the pirate scoundrel turns out to be instead a very hilarious moment in the movie. [...]

The Book Thief

March 11, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie soars as it demonstrates the best in humanity which stands up to the worst. Set during World War II young Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) is adopted by a man and woman named Hans and Rosa (played wonderfully by Geoffrey Rush and Emma Watson). Nélisse is brilliant as the young girl who has a [...]

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Captain Jack is back in a fun-filled frolicking adventure! This latest installment in the "Pirates" series is non-stop action, and filled with intrigue and cracks from Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp). The "captain" had me in stitches a couple of times. Depp is excellent at physical humor and [...]

The Warriors Way

This is an Eastern Western! Dong-gun Jang plays Yang, an Asian warrior assassin who is forced to flee from his homeland and he hides in Lode, a small town in the American Badlands. He meets Lynne, played by Kate Bosworth, who desires to learn his fighting skills. She is set on getting revenge on a [...]

The Kings Speech

"The King's Speech" is a dramatization of the relationship between two men. One is the King of England, a man of power who stammers and the other is his speech therapist. The film explores their sessions together and the effect it had on King Edward. Radio was the medium of the day and as the [...]

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End

December 4, 2007
This movie has a lot of action. I mean, A LOT of action. It is very funny at times, particularly when Captain Jack Sparrow is around. Even the monkey is funny, especially when he holds a gun to a parrot in one scene in which several characters attempt to surprise each other with a "stick 'em up" [...]

Ned Kelly

July 27, 2004
The portrayal of real life and a struggle against real injustice carries this story from the theater screen to the heart. This deeply moving and motivating film about a family’s enduring loyalty to each other in the midst of heartache shows the rewards and fulfillment that can come from [...]

Intolerable Cruelty – Edited

March 16, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

There are some good laughs in this movie, because good comedy is real-life but exaggerated. The chemistry between the lead characters, Clooney and Zeta-Jones, lights up the screen from their first encounter. I call movies of this genre fluff pieces: good for mindless viewing and a few laughs. The [...]

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

December 2, 2003
This film is a captivating pirate story but It is certainly too intense for younger children. In fact, although this feature includes a lot of fantasy violence, there is a lot of it and some blood is included as characters cut themselves to bleed to end a curse. In addition, the language just hits [...]