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Bad Words
A dark comedy about the toxic speech of an angry, nasty, and self-destructive man.

A delightful portrait of a year in the lives of a family of brown bears.

Big Men
A hard-hitting documentary about oil, money, globalism, international finance, corruption and greed.

Cesar Chavez
The journey of Cesar Chavez from migrant worker to American hero as a nonviolent labor leader and civil rights activist.

Child's Pose
A tour de force performance by Luminita Gheorghiu as a controlling mother trying to blast her way back into the life of her thirty-something son.

A fascinating dystopian tale about a multi-talented young woman who faces many challenges as she tries to remain true to her rebellious character.

Draft Day
A sports dramedy that really clicks thanks to a vibrant performance by Kevin Costner.

Finding Vivian Maier
A documentary about the reclusive photographer Vivian Maier that is a bit weird and wonderful

A superb Chilean film about the quest of two middle-aged divorcees for lasting love.

Hank and Asha
A very imaginative take on modern romance and the yearning of lonely and isolated twentysomethings for an intimate relationship.

Hateship Loveship
A touching drama based on a short story by Alice Munro about a housekeeper who takes a leap of faith.

Heaven Is for Real
An affecting, gentle, and illuminating portrait of children's spirituality.

A wild and weird romantic story about the intimate relationship between a lonely man and his computer operating system who calls herself Samantha.

A thought-provoking moral thriller about a euthanasia activist in Italy.

Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky
Oh my, look at the density and stretch of this MIT linguist!

Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian
A chronicle of the spiritual retrieval of a lost man's soul through the work of psychoanalyst/anthropologist.

Kids for Cash
A nightmarish and heart-wrenching documentary about fear, paranoia. greed, and an indictment of the juvenile justice system.

Le Week-End
A witty and insightful drama about the challenges of a long-lived marriage, including old resentments, wounds, disappointments, secrets, and sexual problems.

Like Father, Like Son
An appealing Japanese film about the slow and surprising transformation of a self-absorbed father and distant father.

Lone Survivor
Story of super-soldiers in Afghanistan, a failed mission, and two surprising act of mercy in the midst of all the bloodshed.

A creative and thought-provoking interpretation of the Noah story as a parable about second chances, the excesses of zeal, and the blessings of mercy.

Nymphomaniac Vol. I
A creative drama about a female sex addict whose adventures are a tuning fork for ethics, philosophy, intimacy and loneliness.

Nymphomaniac Vol. II
A disappointing and depressing finale to a sex addict's journey.

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.

A stirring drama set in Palestine where an intense young man experiences the torment of distrust in his private and public life.

On My Way
A delightful dramedy and road movie with Catherine Deneuve at her best.

Only Lovers Left Alive
A creative and touching story about a romantic, wise, and witty vampire couple; one of the best films of 2014.

Run & Jump
A tour de force performance by Maxine Peake as an energetic, vibrant and loving Irish wife and mother dealing with a tough transition at home.

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.

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.

The Face of Love
An appealing psychological love story with superb performances by Annete Bening and Ed Harris.

The French Minister
A witty, face-paced and audacious comedy about French diplomacy, politics, and the peculiarities of power.

The Grand Budapest Hotel
A madcap, inventive, and wonder-inducing creation about the arts of living from the inimitable writer and director Wes Anderson.

The Lego Movie
A spiritually literate animated film for people of all ages that affirms that everyone is special and everything is truly awesome.

The Lunchbox
An extraordinary Indian movie about love, loss, and yearning.

The Missing Picture
A harrowing documentary about writer and director Rithy Panh's experiences during the four years of genocide unleashed on the Cambodian people by dictator Pol Pot from 1975 to1979.

The Monuments Men
A morally cogent film based on a true story that lifts one's spirits

The Wind Rises
The life, work, and love story of an aviation engineer in Japan prior to World War II directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

Thomas Keating: A Rising Tide of Silence
An elegant and enlightening portrait of the life and ministry of Father Thomas Keating, one of the towering figures on the global spirituality scene.

A sci-fi thriller that is carried into our consciousness by Rebecca Hall's heartfelt and nuanced performance.

Under the Rainbow (Au bout du conte)
A delightful French dramedy about young love, middle-age, and the continuing quest for an intimate and lasting relationship.

Under the Skin
A siren from another planet appears in Glasgow, Scotland on a special mission that challenges her sexual allure and desires.

A sign-of-the-times movie about two desperate brothers in modern day Israel who kidnap a rich girl in a desperate attempt to get some economic equity.