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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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The Normal Heart
COMPASSION
The Normal Heart - A riveting drama about three years in the early AIDS crisis and the struggle of a gay writer fighting the indifference of so many people to this epidemic in New York City.
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The Double
JUSTICE
The Double - A dank and dour drama contrasting the woes of a sad sack loser to the triumphs of an ambitious and self-confident winner.
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Draft Day
LISTENING
Draft Day - A sports dramedy that really clicks thanks to a vibrant performance by Kevin Costner.
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The Love Punch
LOVE
The Love Punch - A heist-caper comedy with Emma Thomson and Pierce Brosnan as a winsome couple on a grand adventure to recover their love and much more.
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Trust Me
QUESTING
Trust Me - A grim portrait of an agent for young actors who takes his best shot at success in the nasty and venal Hollywood film community.
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Belle
YOU
Belle - An eighteenth-century costume drama that lights up the screen with a beautiful mixed race heroine, an idealistic law student, and a circle of older English aristocrats whose most cherished traditions are challenged.
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Night Moves
ZEAL
Night Moves - A thriller that charts the dark places in the hearts of idealists who become zealots.
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Fading Gigolo
BEING PRESENT
Fading Gigolo - A charming, funny and oddball drama about a gentle, quiet, and sensitive florist who knows how to give women pleasure.
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Go for Sisters
LOVE
Go for Sisters - John Sayles drama about three marginal Americans who cross the border into Mexico to find a kidnapped African-American man.
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Hateship Loveship
LOVE
Hateship Loveship - A touching drama based on a short story by Alice Munro about a housekeeper who takes a leap of faith.
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Only Lovers Left Alive
LOVE
Only Lovers Left Alive - A creative and touching story about a romantic, wise, and witty vampire couple.
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Summer in February
LOVE
Summer in February - A relatively alluring period drama set in an artist's colony in Cornwall in 1913.
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Bears
QUESTING
Bears - A delightful portrait of a year in the lives of a family of brown bears.
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The Cold Lands
QUESTING
The Cold Lands - A likeable drama about an eleven-year old who survives living on his own in the forest but finds it more difficult to get by when he returns to civilization.
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Dancing in Jaffa
REVERENCE
Dancing in Jaffa - Proof that dancing is a healing force capable of turning an enemy into a friend.
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Locke
YOU
Locke - An intense, well-acted drama of one middle-aged man's dark night of the soul where his choices come back to haunt him.
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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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