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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

Philomena - A spiritual drama about the dynamics of faith, forgiveness, hope, and love; one of the Best Films of 2013 with an Academy Award caliber performance by Judi Dench.
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August Osage County
August: Osage County - A drama that brings us face-to-face with the toxins that can destroy marriages and family life.
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Everyday - Five years in the life of a couple who must improvise their marriage and family life when he is in prison, learning that difficulties in marriage are opportunities to discover ever deeper reserves of love.
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The Invisible Woman
The Invisible Woman - A Charles Dickens biopic directed by Ralph Fiennes with fetching costumes and a well-acted romantic drama.
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Hide Your Smiling Faces
Hide Your Smiling Faces - A meditation on death about two young brothers dealing with the sudden death of a friend and all the other losses around them.
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - The story of a man prone to escape the present moment through fantasies who is transformed when he discovers his courage.
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Recent Releases

The Great Beauty
The Great Beauty - A sense-luscious Italian film set in Rome that depicts the emptiness of high society and the yearning for beauty that animates the city's most soulful residents.
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At Middleton
At Middleton - A delightful romantic comedy about two middle-agers learning the hard lessons of letting go.
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The Past
The Past - An Iranian film about the close encounter of a woman unlucky in love, her unhappy children, her ex-husband, and her new lover.
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Tess - An eye-inveigling film adaptation of Tess of the d'Urbervilles that conveys the bleak determinism that makes this young woman's life so anguished.
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Inside Llewyn Davis
Inside Llewyn Davis - The struggling quest of a folk singer to find out whether or not he has the right stuff.
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Camille Claudel 1915
Camille Claudel 1915 - An eerie and austere film charting the nightmarish response of the French sculptress to her imprisonment in an asylum.
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The Wolf of Wall Street
The Wolf of Wall Street - An over-the-top portrait of a cynical head of brokerage firm which vividly shows the soul rot afoot in America.
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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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