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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Entertaining family film based on the classic children's book about dealing with difficulties with optimism.

Antarctica: A Year on Ice
A fascinating glimpse into the lives, habits, and philosophies of men and women who work in Antarctica.

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.

Big Hero 6
A lively and creative animated film about a robot with heart, empathy, compassion, and gentleness.

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

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

Gone Girl
A brilliantly directed and well-acted psychological thriller.

Goodbye to Language
The elder filmmaker's take on our world of separations and alienation.

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

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

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.

Kill the Messenger
A drama made memorable by a Jeremy Renner's mercurial performance as the passionate investigative journalist Gary Webb.

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 Riley
A French comedy of manners in which various couples try to cope with middle-age disappointments and mediocre marriages.

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.

Monk With a Camera
The life and work of a Western abbot in a Tibetan monastery in India who serves as a bridge-builder.

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.

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.

Rosewater
A cogent and clear-headed drama that will stir you to human rights advocacy.

Song of the Sea
An Irish folktale about facing our fears, embracing death and human frailty, walking in wonder and returning home as transformed beings.

St. Vincent
A heart-affecting cinematic parable about the saints among us who enable us to come alive in new ways.

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

The Good Lie
An emotionally warm and immensely appealing story of the immigrant experience of some survivors of the 1980s genocide in Sudan.

The Great Invisible
A hard-hitting and illuminating documentary about one of the largest man-made environmental disaster in history.

The Homesman
A spiritual pioneer drama about the mysteries of the heart and the paradoxes of the human adventure which cannot be explained easily.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part I
A transitional time in the life of a leader-in-the-making played beautifully by Jennifer Lawrence

The Imitation Game
A great performance by Benedict Cumberbatch and an illuminating portrait of the large role secrets can play in our lives.

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

The Tale of Princess-Kaguya
An impressive hallowing of play and laughter as the sources of a lightness of being.

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

Whiplash
A mesmerizing drama about the toxic fallout from perfectionism and unbridled ambition.

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