director: Kevin Macdonald

The Eagle

A Roman centurion named Marcus Aquila (Channing Tatum) sets out to clear his family's name by finding the eagle, the symbol of Rome's honor. It's been missing for twenty years ever since his father suffered a military defeat. The story takes place in 140 A.D. This film is not as violent as some I [...]

State of Play

This film was full of suspense, drama and action; all things that make a cerebral thriller worth watching. Intrigue and mystery are certainly exciting elements in good filmmaking. Unfortunately, the plot twists and turns several times but hey, they had two hours to fill so I guess the director [...]

The Last King of Scotland

First, the positive: this film is based on a true story about Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and it shows his snake-like qualities very vividly as he switches easily from being charming to a ruthless killer. The film gives the viewer an idea of what the Ugandan people underwent under his regime. Forest [...]

Touching the Void – Filtered

June 15, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Touching the Void" is a documentary/drama, mixing interviews with reenactments. The story is of two men climbing a mountain, and how something went wrong, their struggle to stay alive and their determination to make it home. This film shows the courage and strength it took for these two men to [...]


Biographical documentaries walk something of a tightrope. At their best, they may offer profound insights into the subject, alive or deceased, and dig a little deeper with the hope that we may understand these people more intimately. Yet at their worst, they may become too "standardized"; [...]