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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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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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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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Divergent
YOU
Divergent - A fascinating dystopian tale about a multi-talented young woman who faces many challenges as she tries to remain true to her rebellious character.
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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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