actor: Meryl Streep

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Worth the price of admission alone, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again features an ending sequence—duly noted to avoid spoilers—so gloriously outrageous that it reminds us just how much this near-franchise is flirtatiously winking at us. This sequel blends the old and familiar from the first film, [...]

The Post

Consider the ghosts of Steven Spielberg's past and future: formally an action-adventure director, his films move breathlessly and with the enticement of a comic book, his new season as a director features more restraint. He takes historical subjects (time periods from the Civil War, the Cold War, [...]

Florence Foster Jenkins

"Florence Foster Jenkins" features a very entertaining performance from Meryl Streep as the title character. This movie is based on a true story about a woman who had a passion for music and loved to sing, even though she didn't have a good voice. Florence died in 1944, but not before living a [...]

Ricki and the Flash

Meryl Streep and Rick Springfield blend their voices together to sing in this heartwarming music-filled movie. Meryl plays Ricki and Rick plays one of her band members, and they set the stage on fire with songs from the past that make you want to get up and dance. "Ricki and the Flash" is the [...]

Into the Woods

March 24, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Into the Woods" is a humorous and imaginative film. It's not flawless, but it has some funny moments, including a scene in which two princes (Cinderella's prince and Rapunzel's prince) are over the top in singing about their love for Cinderella and Rapunzel. They attempt to be sexy as they sing [...]

The Giver

November 25, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Giver" is an intriguing tale of a society that has chosen to ignore memories and emotions in order to suppress negative thoughts, jealousy, violence, romance and faith. The story begins "after the ruin" and we are exposed to a world without grief, color or independent thinking. Conformity is [...]

To the Arctic

March 26, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a wonderful documentary which features amazing footage from the Arctic as it focuses on polar bears and particularly a mother bear and her two cubs. The viewer follows the bears on a journey as the mother is constantly vigilant, prepared to defend her cubs from predators with her own life [...]

Hope Springs

Kay and Arnold are having intimacy problems and Kay seeks the advice of a marriage counselor played by Steve Carrell. During their sessions, the counselor talks openly about Kay and Arnold's sex lives including what acts they engage in and if she fantasizes and masturbates. Each day of the [...]

Its Complicated

Meryl Streep's character, named Jane, winds up having to choose between two men, her ex-husband Jake (Alec Baldwin) or a new man she's met named Adam (Steve Martin). However, a problem area for us is that Jane becomes the "other woman" when she has an affair with her now remarried ex-husband Jake. [...]

Fantastic Mr. Fox

The animation is unique and vivid in this film, and a father fox whose lifestyle causes his family all kinds of problems takes a bit of responsibility in the end. And I just ran out of good things to say because the father, despite owning a job at a newspaper, continues to steal and has his family [...]