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Search our database of more than 3,500 film reviews (features and documentaries). We have been discovering spiritual meanings in movies for more than three decades.

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Finding Vivian Maier
COMPASSION
Finding Vivian Maier - A documentary about the reclusive photographer Vivian Maier that is a bit weird and wonderful.
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Noah
FAITH
Noah - A creative and thought-provoking interpretation of the Noah story as a parable about second chances, the excesses of zeal, and the blessings of mercy.
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Cesar Chavez
JUSTICE
Cesar Chavez - The journey of Cesar Chavez from migrant worker to American hero as a nonviolent labor leader and civil rights activist.
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The French Minister
MEANING
The French Minister - A witty, face-paced and audacious comedy about French diplomacy, politics, and the peculiarities of power.
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On My Way
QUESTING
On My Way - A delightful dramedy and road movie with Catherine Deneuve at her best.
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Transcendence
SHADOW
Transcendence - A sci-fi thriller that is carried into our consciousness by Rebecca Hall's heartfelt and nuanced performance.
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When the Iron Bird Flies
TEACHERS
When the Iron Bird Flies - An invaluable history of the spread of Tibetan Buddhism to the West and its continuing evolution.
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Heaven Is for Real
X-THE MYSTERY
Heaven Is for Real - An affecting, gentle, and illuminating portrait of childhood spirituality.
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The Face of Love
LOVE
The Face of Love - An appealing psychological love story that explores the role of fantasy in attraction.
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Le Week-End
LOVE
Le Week-End - A witty and insightful drama about the challenges of a long-lived marriage, including old resentments, wounds, disappointments, secrets, and sexual problems.
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Under the Skin
QUESTING
Under the Skin - A siren from another planet appears in Glasgow, Scotland on a special mission that challenges her sexual allure and desires.
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Bad Words
SHADOW
Bad Words - A dark comedy about the toxic speech of an angry, nasty, and self-destructive man.
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Nymphomaniac Vol I & II
SHADOW
Nymphomaniac Vol I & II - Vol. I is a creative drama about a female sex addict whose adventures are a tuning fork for ethics, philosophy, intimacy, and loneliness. And Vol. II is the disappointing and depressing finale to this sex addict's journey.
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Visions & Values Circles
Movies can be catalysts for personal storytelling, soulmaking, and spiritual formation. We've got resources for your "group," whether it's you and your partner or a small group meeting regularly to talk about films.

Starting a Values & Visions Circle
Types of Circles
Things to Consider
Program Planning
A Soulmaking Process
Tips for Using Movies for Soulmaking
Going It Alone

Visions & Values Guides
Use these brief guides to enrich your experiences of films, DVDs, and books. More guides will be online soon. See also the movies covered in Mary Ann's New Morning segments, as there are V&V Guides to many of them.

In America
The Terminal
Lost in Translation
Antonia's Line
Dead Man Walking
See an Index of all Values & Visions Guides online

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