actor: Graham Greene

Wind River

Writer and first-time director Taylor Sheridan ("Sicario", "Hell or High Water") studies the age-old narrative theme of crime in punishment in "Wind River," shadowed as a murder mystery on a Native American reservation. Now, this is not a groundbreaking subject in film, but he does not mean to. The [...]

When I Find the Ocean

April 1, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"When I Find the Ocean" is a sweet story used to highlight a dark issue that victimizes numerous children. The film exposes the consequences of child abuse and praises Lily’s friend who finally tells adults what’s happened to Lily. Despite Lily’s struggles, the childlike innocence of Lily is [...]

The Song of Hiawatha

November 1, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

In this adaptation of the story of Hiawatha, the film is a story within a story. The film begins with some American travelers looking for Hiawatha. Once they get to the village, they are told the story of Hiawatha. This film is informative and also interesting while keeping the story moving. [...]

Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story

February 14, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

It is amazing what a teenager can do when he decides to put his mind to it. Based on a true story, this is an intriguing movie. The viewer watches the ups and downs that Simon has to battle to get his point across. With help from friends and family, some who are unlikely helpers, he finds a way to [...]

Transamerica

Let me say right up front that this film can not be approved as family-friendly. It not only contains inappropriate material for children, many adults will be offended by the subject matter and the frankness in which it is portrayed. You can't watch this film and not feel some sympathy for its [...]

Maverick – Edited

June 28, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a really fun and modern western about a con-man who talks a big game but can't deliver when the time comes unless it's at cards. Maverick cheats his way across the West just to enter himself in what is supposed to be the highest stakes poker game to date. Along the way he meets a pretty [...]

Big Spender

September 30, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Big Spender" is a movie about a horse and also a young man. They find themselves put together and both get a second chance at life. Eddie has made a lot of mistakes in his life that brought him into the prison system. Big Spender is a race horse that seems to never win a race. So when this horse [...]

Lost in the Barrens

August 26, 2003

Dove Approved for All Ages

This film is a winner that will hold your interest and grip your heart. Watching these two young boys interact and go from adversaries to bonded buddies is great viewing and will spark dinner table discussions afterwords. I appreciated the lack of blood and gore, when an elk is killed for the boys [...]

The Education of Little Tree

In 1935 the world was a different place, and there were many who disliked different cultures and religious groups. There were people that did not have much. This story takes Little Tree to the Smokie Mountains to live with his grandparents after the loss of his parents. His Grandfather a "white" [...]