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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.

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.

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.

Global Spirit - Sacred Ecology
Phil Cousineau interviewing Joanna Macy and Michael Tobias on ecology and the spiritual challenge to save the planet.

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

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 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.

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

Lucky Them
An entertaining dramedy about love, loss, middle age, and the art of acceptance.

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.

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.

Rabindranath Tagore - The Poet of Eternity
A uplifting tribute to the polymath Rabindranath Tagore, a truly extraordinary Indian poet and philosopher.

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 Fault in Our Stars
A poignant and heart-affecting love story about two teenagers with cancer squaring off against death.

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 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.

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.

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

Very Good Girls
A difficult yet rewarding summer for a teenager getting ready to leave for college.

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?

Words and Pictures
A romantic comedy filled with epiphanies about love and the ways in which the creative process can be revived by soulmates.

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