director: William Dear

Free Style (2009)

March 17, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Free Style" shows that heart and determination can get it done! Corbin Bleu does a terrific job portraying Cale Bryant, a young man who was raised in a single-parent home with his younger sister Bailey after their father took off. He has a pretty good life, working at a few jobs to help his mother [...]

Midnight Stallion

March 5, 2013

Dove Approved for All Ages

Remember when you were a child and the family gathered around the TV on a Sunday night to watch a show about a family and/or animals? Well here is that type of movie. With Kris Kristofferson as the patriarch of the family, who along with his wife and daughter are trying to keep the family land but [...]

A Mile in his Shoes

January 10, 2012

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is one of the best movies I have seen in a while! I originally came across this story in manuscript form, having reviewed it for The Dove Foundation. We awarded the manuscript five Doves, our highest rating, due to the great themes and wholesome way it is presented. I have now reviewed the DVD [...]

Christmas Lodge

October 11, 2011

Dove Approved for All Ages

I was fortunate enough to review this movie before it was made, in the form of a manuscript. I loved the manuscript and stated I wanted to see the film when it was finished. Well, it is finished and I have seen it and all I can say was worth the wait! The film turned out every bit as good [...]

The Perfect Game

August 2, 2011

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a fantastic film! I enjoyed myself the entire time. I never once checked my watch to see what time it was. One man said to me as I was leaving the theater, "I'm going to go see that again!" The story is full of humorous moments as the young Mexican teammates and their coach face the [...]

Sandlot,The: Heading Home

May 1, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This film has the typical gross humor in a movie dished out for twelve year olds and teens, i.e. flatulence, comments like "buttface," and a kid who is hit in the privates with a baseball. The plot includes some kids sneaking in to see a movie, and the sheriff, who knows, allows it. They do get [...]

School of Life – Filtered

January 3, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"School of life" was a wonderful film about three very influential teachers who made a wonderful positive impression on the lives of children. In this film you will see that learning can be fun and that life is short so one should enjoy it while one can. Matt also learns that after living his life [...]

School of Life

January 3, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

In most of our lives there have been teachers or a teacher that we remember fondly. This happens to be a story about that kind of teacher. And not just one teacher but actually three. These three are Stormin' Norman, who was "The Teacher of the Year" for 43 years. Next, his son Matt, a science [...]

Angels In The Outfield

April 23, 2002

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie just might remind you that anything is possible, and it might make you smile at the same time. Twelve-year-old Roger (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) begins to see angels soon after praying for a miracle. He hopes if the Angels win the pennant, he will be reunited with his Dad, who is [...]