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A riveting film about a British solder adrift in 1971 Belfast, a dangerous war zone filled with zealous partisans of all types.

3 Hearts
A well-acted French film about the seventh sense of heart intelligence

5 to 7
A drama about the joys and challenges of an unconventional affair.

A Most Violent Year
An immersive drama about a businessman who stays calm in the midst of a dreadful series of setbacks.

Adult Beginners
A wonderfully cast dramedy about brothers and sisters, growing up, and taking responsibility.

Awake: The Life of Yogananda
A rounded portrait of the Father of Yoga in the West that celebrates his practical and uplifting art of spiritual living.

Ballet 422
A documentary providing ample evidence of ballet as art form that puts on display the breathtaking beauty of bodies in motion.

Because I Was a Painter
A documentary bearing witness through art to suffering and death in Nazi concentration camps.

Beyond the Reach
A nifty little morality play set in the Mojave Desert.

Black Sea
A parabolic film about a middle-aged man who decides to fight back after being reduced to being a nobody.

Drama about how a tragic incident in a working-class Maine town reverberates in the lives of six people.

A techno thriller about the life of a sentient robot on the mean streets of Johannesburg.

A magical, emotionally affecting screen version of this classic fairy tale.

Clouds of Sils Maria
An alluring film about the mysteries of human nature as conveyed in the interactions of three women.

Ex Machina
An intriguing four-character sci-fi drama about explorers of artificial intelligence.

Human Capital
A vivid portrait of the decadence of the wealthy.

Inherent Vice
A jaunty screen adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's comic 2009 novel about the demise of the hippie era of free love and pot-happy endings.

A dystopian drama that salutes the heroism and compassion of a gifted young woman.

Man from Reno
An evocative film noir set in San Francisco and a nearby small town.

Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine
A heartfelt documentary about homophobia, a brutal murder, and the legacy of a promising young gay man.

McFarland, USA
An exciting sports film that also stands as an emotionally rich depiction of community, sharing, and generosity.

Merchants of Doubt
A hard-hitting documentary exposing how a small band of right-wing zealots in spreading disinformation on climate change.

A deeply spiritual film about grief, forgiveness, and personal transformation: one of the most spiritually literate films of 2015.

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter
A documentary on the brilliant career of modern dancer and teacher Martha Hill.

Mr. Turner
An extraordinary portrait of the last stages in the life and career of Joseph Mallord William Turner, the painter of light.

My Old Lady
A well-acted psychological drama revolving around a homeless American, an aged bohemian, and her angry daughter.

Queen and Country
A sequel to Hope and Glory set in postwar England that proves to be an impressive coda to English writer/director John Boorman's illustrious career.

Rocks in My Pockets
A wild and weird animated feature about a Latvian grandmother who passes on her depression to others in the family circle.

A stirring and enlightening movie about civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his crusade for equality.

The Blue Room
A chilling and creatively structure French murder mystery tale.

The Hand That Feeds
A rousing documentary and the most hopeful political film of 2015 about the triumph of a small union.

The Human Experiment
A harrowing look at the irresponsibility of the chemical industry which is making many products unsafe to use.

The Hunting Ground
A hard-hitting and disturbing documentary about the treatment of women who have been sexually assaulted on U. S. college campuses.

The Judge
Drama about the transformation of a smart and slick Chicago defense lawyer during a visit to his small Indiana hometown.

The Longest Ride
A sentimental movie with a message worth pondering about what it takes to keep love alive.

True Story
A riveting and rigorous examination of lying.

Wa-shoku: Beyond Sushi
A detailed documentary on sushi's growing popularity.

While We're Young
A middle-aged couple who are stuck-in-a-rut in their marriage and work yearn to build a richer and deeper life together in love

White God
A poignant Hungarian parable about the terrible things that can happen when there is no reverence for dogs as fellow companions.

Winter Sleep
A Chekhovian drama about a rich and self-absorbed middle-aged man who needs to do some serious inner work.

Woman in Gold
A rousing drama about a Jewish refugee who is looking for closure on her terrible past and a young lawyer who matures spiritually.