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1,000 Times Good Night
A sensitive drama about the challenges idealists and people of great passion face within the family circle.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jimi: All Is by My Side
A quirky and appealing glimpse into the life and guitar virtuosity of Jimi Hendrix.

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.

Lilting
An emotionally moving British drama about a young gay man's compassion.

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.

Men, Women & Children
A comedy of manners about youth and adults hooked on the Internet.

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

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

Pelican Dreams
Cherishing the beauty of an injured pelican and her journey back to the wild.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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