actor: Julie Walters

Paddington 2

Dove Approved for All Ages

Having never seen Paddington (2014), I wasn’t sure what to expect from “Paddington 2.” It didn’t take long for myself (and all the children in the theatre) to fall absolutely in love with Paddington Bear’s beautiful spirit and charming personality. Well-meaning, often clumsy, and a [...]


"Brooklyn" is a dramatic film about human choices and emotions. The story takes place in the 1950s. Saoirse (pronounced Ser-sha) Ronan is superb as the young Irish immigrant Eilis Lacey. She leaves her homeland, her mother and her sister, Rose, to travel by ship to Brooklyn, New York, where she [...]


April 28, 2015

Dove Approved for All Ages

Paddington is un-"bear"-able fun for the entire family. The film's namesake, Paddington, is a charming bear that can speak English and was brought up by his aunt and uncle in the "darkest forests of Peru." But after an earthquake destroys their home and his uncle is lost in the disaster, his aunt [...]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

This latest installment in the "Harry Potter" series is part one of the final movie and part two will screen next year. The entertainment factor is present in this one as in the others, with fantastic special effects and dark creatures which Harry, Hermione and Ron must overcome. We also learn what [...]

Becoming Jane

February 12, 2008
Starring Anne Hathaway, the film examines the effect that Jane Austen’s own romances had on her literary works. While the movie at times does seem to parody some of the themes contained in Jane Austen’s books, the film is delightfully thoughtful and funny. Anne Hathaway portrays Jane Austen’s [...]

Calendar Girls

"Calendar Girls" raises a number of interesting issues for the Christian audience. What, for instance, is the relationship between the beauty of the human body and art, and can nudity ever be artistic? The issue in the latter question is whether or not the images inflame lust — a charge that is [...]

Billy Elliot

This compelling story shows how a passion and a God-given gift can help overcome poverty and prejudice. Alas, I am unable to recommend it for family viewing due to the objectionable content, including profanity and obscenity from a [...]

Educating Rita – Filtered

October 11, 1999

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Educating Rita" is a film of a man and woman who meet and help better each other's lives. Rita gets tutored by her alcoholic professor, who through Rita's encouragement makes a better life for himself. Rita gets her eduaction and in the end still feels a bit unhappy. The film seems to say that [...]