actor: Willem Dafoe

The Lighthouse

The Synopsis: The hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. The Review: The Lighthouse’s powerful aesthetic may focus, mystify, and nearly drown its audience. Filmed in gorgeous black-and-white with an almost square [...]


Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The Synopsis: Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world. The Review: The aquatic superhero of Superfriends and the Justice League,Aquaman finally received top billing in a film that guides fans [...]

The Florida Project

A motel society splashed with purple and pink. Kids free to roam and wander and even try their hand at hustling for ice cream and goodies. Parents—many of whom are kids themselves in need of a little guidance—carelessly look on, buying their kids and themselves sugary goods to get by on. A [...]

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express is one of the most scenic movies I have watched; beautiful snow-capped mountains, parts of the historical city of Jerusalem, lovely green trees dot various locations as the Orient Express chugs along, blowing its stack of smoke. And yet, murder takes place on the [...]

The Great Wall

May 9, 2017
"The Great Wall" is an action-packed movie with a moral lesson: unchecked greed will not bring happiness. Two westerners, William (Matt Damon) and Tovar (Pedro Pascal), are captured near the Great Wall of China, 5,500 miles wide, with the intention of bringing gunpowder back to the West for a great [...]

John Wick

Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R and PG-13 rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we [...]

John Carter

The 3D effects in this film are some of the best I have seen. The perspectives are stunning. Visually speaking, this film powerfully trumps many others designed for the eyes. Yet, I found the story to be a bit daunting for people who, like me, enter the theater not quite knowing what to expect. [...]

American Dreamz

Films and television have long satirized presidents and politics. "Saturday Night Live" has done it regularly for years. And that is exactly what "American Dreamz" is all about. Dennis Quaid plays the president, and his similarities to President Bush are too close to home to be denied. The film [...]

The Aviator – Filtered

May 24, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The Aviator is an incredibly well done biography which draws you into the life and mind of Howard Hughes. As a child, his mother scrubs him in the bathtub and makes him spell QUARANTINE, meanwhile telling him he is not safe [from germs]. This plays a huge part in his life when, as an adult, he is [...]

xXx: State of the Union

I was wondering how they came up with the name XXX. After viewing this sequel, I determined that it quite possibly stands for X-tra X-treme X-plosions. The last time I saw that much stuff blow up I was with my buddies on July 4th. This movie was a hundred minutes of explosions, gunfire, and [...]