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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.

Latest DVD Releases

Burning Bush
Burning Bush - A sobering look at the battle between Soviet military overlords and a band of courageous freedom fighters.
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The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars - A poignant and heart-affecting love story about two teenagers squaring off against death.
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Words and Pictures
Words and Pictures - A romantic comedy filled with epiphanies about love and the ways in which the creative process can be revived by soulmates.
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Ida - The spiritual education of a Polish novitiate nun and its impact on taking her vows.
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Years of Living Dangerously
Years of Living Dangerously - An Emmy Award-winning documentary series on the multifaceted consequences of climate change.
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The Wisdom to Survive
The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community - By far, the best and most inspiring, enlightening, and creative social-issue documentary on climate change.
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Burt's Buzz
Burt's Buzz - A documentary about a Maine recluse who at 76 years of age makes public appearances as the icon of the Burt's Bees brand.
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Teenage - A creative, daring, and enlightening documentary about the twists and turns taken by youth who during the last century sought to find their place in a confusing and war-despoiled world.
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Recent Releases

The Normal Heart
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
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
Draft Day - A sports dramedy that really clicks thanks to a vibrant performance by Kevin Costner.
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The Love Punch
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
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 - 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
Night Moves - A thriller that charts the dark places in the hearts of idealists who become zealots.
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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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