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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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Second Opinion - Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering
Second Opinion: Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering - Portrait of a thoughtful, articulate, and courageous whistle-blower.
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Happy Christmas
Happy Christmas - An appealing comedy filled with authentic everyday life scenes revolving around marriage and siblings.
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The One I Love
The One I Love - A remarkable, creative, and thought-provoking drama about treasuring love and sustaining marriage.
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The Wind Rises
The Wind Rises - The life, work, and love story of an aviation engineer in Japan prior to World War II directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
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A Man Most Wanted
A Man Most Wanted - A poignant glimpse of the war on terror and the vulnerability of a burnt-out German intelligence operative.
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How to Train Your Dragon 2
How to Train Your Dragon 2 - An impressive sequel that leaves us cheering for the noble ideal of animals and humans living together in peace and harmony.
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Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys - A biopicture about the pop music group worth seeing for the playful and melodic songs.
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Land Ho
Land Ho! - A wonderful and quirky film about two quite different seventy-somethings and their adventures during a trip to Iceland.
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Planes Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire & Rescue - Entertaining animated sequel in which the superstar crop duster learns to deal with disappointment and put others ahead of himself.
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Recent Releases

Begin Again
Begin Again - A romantic drama that captures and conveys the healing power of music.
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For A Woman
For A Woman - A historical drama pieced together when two sisters discover things they didn't know about their parents' life in post-World War II France.
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Child of God
Child of God - A horror film that challenges us to never exclude anyone from our hearts.
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Running From Crazy
Running From Crazy - A sobering documentary focusing on Mariel Hemingway and her struggle with the terrible curse of seven suicides in her family history.
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Snowpiercer - A dystopian masterwork illustrating the moral rot of dividing the population into a winning class versus everybody else as poor scum of the earth.
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The Last Sentence - The struggle of a Swedish theology student turned crusading journalist to speak truth to Hitler's power while dealing with his own shadow side.
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Life of Crime
Life of Crime - A spunky character-driven caper flick based on a 1978 book by the late Elmore Leonard.
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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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