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Search our database of more than 4,500 film reviews. We have been discovering spiritual meanings in movies for nearly four decades.

Recent DVD/VHS Releases

 

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.

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.

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

Birdman
Some fresh takes on midlife crises, celebrities in America, and the wild popularity of the social media.

Boyhood
One of the best and most memorable films ever made about the art of improvisation as a path of wisdom, creativity, and personal renewal.

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

Cyber-Seniors
A touching and humorous Canadian documentary about teenage mentor swho teach a group of elders how to use computers and the Internet.

Downton Abbey: Season 4
Another season of making choices between death and life, going forward or retreating to the past, and trusting others and keeping secrets by the upstairs family and downstairs staff in a 1920s British estate.

Downton Abbey: Season 5
A fifth season of the drama with the familiar themes of adaptation to the modern world and dealing with the many shades of love.

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

First Cousin Once Removed
One of the best documentaries ever made on Alzheimer's which has been called the disease of the century.

Force Majeure
A top-notch Swedish psychodrama about a marriage besieged by the fallout from a scary but harmless avalanche.

Foxcatcher
A richly developed psychological drama about the fire of ambition in the lives of a gold-medal winning wrestler and a multimillionaire wrestling enthusiast.

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

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

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'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.

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.

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

My Winnipeg
An incredibly creative docu-fantasia that explores the memory, history, dreams, and myths of the director's Canadian hometown.

Nightcrawler
A gripping drama about a wily hustler who finds success as a freelance photographer of night-time car crashes and violent crimes

Olive Kitteridge
A caustic, angry and disappointed married woman challenges us to understand and appreciate the difficult people in our lives, seeing them as spiritual teachers.

Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey
A documentary about a 450-mile pilgrimage through the Himalayas to spread the message of environmental compassion.

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

Sister
Drama about a 12-year-old Swiss boy who struggles to survive and ward off his loneliness.

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

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

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 Short Game
A snappy and crowd-pleasing documentary about eight players in the World Golf Championships for children 8 and under.

The Strange Little Cat
A vivid and wonder-inducing example of everyday spirituality during one day in the life of a family in a Berlin apartment.

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

The Theory of Everything
Touching story about a couple able to weather many challenges thanks to their partnership approach to marriage.

Tricked: The Documentary
A hard-hitting documentary exposing the cruel underworld of sex trafficking of teenage girls.

Two Night Stand
Two members of the Millennial generation trying to figure out the formula for intimacy.

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

Watchers of the Sky
An extraordinary documentary about a heroic peacemaker who coined the term "genocide" and fought to bring those responsible for mass killings to trial.

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