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A Master Builder
A soul-stirring screen adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's brilliant novel about pride, ruthlessness, erotic power, and loss.

A Summer's Tale
A demonstration of French director Eric Rohmer's penchant for exploring all the nuances of dating and sexual politics.

A Will for the Woods
An enlightening look at the Green Burial Movement and its ecological and spiritual dimensions.

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case
An enlightening Danish documentary about one of the world's most famous and creative human rights activists.

Alive Inside
An extraordinary documentary about the healing power of music as medicine for the soul.

Begin Again
A romantic drama that captures and conveys the healing power of music.

Chef
An appealing comedy about food, career transitions, and the bonding between a busy father and his 10-year-old son.

Child of God
A horror film that challenges us to never exclude anyone from our hearts.

Chinese Puzzle
A delightful French film about a writer, his many female friends and lovers, his adventures in Manhattan, and his yen for being a good father.

Code Black
A sobering and idealistic call for more emergency room "mercy medicine" as an alternative to treating only paying patients.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
A post-apocalyptic story that revolves around the moral leadership of a peace-making ape and the heart-centered actions of a good man.

Dolphin Tale 2
A satisfying continuation of the story of the dolphin with a prosthetic tail that shows that animals have emotions and feel things deeply.

Edge of Tomorrow
A complex sci-fi tale about war, warriors within, and resetting the day.

Fifi Howls From Happiness
A documentary about an arrogant and weird Iranian artist living in exile in Rome.

Finding Fela!
A poignant documentary about the great Nigerian singer and songwriter whose music speak out for justice.

Happy Christmas
An appealing comedy filled with authentic everyday life scenes revolving around marriage and siblings.

Hector and the Search for Happiness
A snappy and satisfying adult parable about a therapist's quest to find the meaning of life.

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.

I Am Eleven
An entertaining and appealing documentary about the hopes, dreams, and fears of eleven year olds around the world.

I Origins
A spiritual movie about the eyes, science, reincarnation, and the great mysteries of life.

Jersey Boys
A biopicture about the pop music group worth seeing for the playful and melodic songs.

Life Itself
A powerful, illuminating, and heart-affecting documentary about the long career of the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic and his courageous battle with cancer.

Life of Crime
A spunky character-driven caper flick based on a 1978 book by the late Elmore Leonard.

Life's a Breeze
A terrific Irish dramedy about clutter, family solidarity, and an 80-year-old woman's response to a major gift she is given.

Love Is Strange
Moving drama about an aging gay couple forced to improvise when their life together in love is put in jeopardy.

Lucy
A philosophical action drama that showcases the brain's incredible powers.

Magic in the Moonlight
A delightful romantic comedy with enchanting performances by Emma Stone and Colin Firth.

Me and You
A coming-of-age drama about a boy whose dream of being alone is shattered when his older half-sister brings him back to messy reality.

Million Dollar Arm
A superb sports drama about the spiritual transformation of a sports agent.

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

Neighbors
A madcap comic extravaganza revolving around a feud between a suburban couple and the fraternity next door.

Obvious Child
An oddball comedy about a screwed-up 28-year old stand-up comic who tries to get her life back on track after learning that she is pregnant.

Planes: Fire & Rescue
Entertaining animated sequel in which the superstar crop duster learns to deal with disappointment and put others ahead of himself.

Pump
A snappy, creative, and optimistic social issue documentary on the end of the oil era and the start of a new era of alternative fuel.

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.

Second Opinion: Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering
Portrait of a thoughtful, articulate, and courageous whistle-blower.

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.

The Congress
Intriguing story about what it would be like to live in a post-avatar world.

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
One of Best Films of 2014 with its fresh insights into love, loss, marriage, and family life.

The Giver
A cogent morality play about love, memory, and what is needed for a full and rich life.

The Hundred-Foot Journey
An enchanting movie about family solidarity and the soulful dimensions of cooking.

The Immigrant
The harrowing story of a Polish nurse who struggles to survive and keep her soul alive in 1921 New York.

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.

The One I Love
A remarkable, creative, and thought-provoking drama about treasuring love and sustaining marriage.

Third Person
Three intimate dramas that test our beliefs and attitudes about trust.

This Is Where I Leave You
A dramedy that provides humor, heartbreak, and vulnerable characters we can empathize with as they live out their messy days.

Thr Trip to Italy
More very funny impersonations from Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan.

Violette
A triumphant biopicture about an immensely creative bisexual woman who has been called France's greatest unknown writer.

What If
Some fresh insights and new slants on the pesky question: can a man and a woman be friends and not lovers?

X-Men: Days of Future Past
A summer blockbuster that surges with creative action sequences and memorable characters.