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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.

An eighteenth-century costume drama that lights up the screen with a beautiful mixed race heroine, an idealistic law student, and a circle of older English aristocrats whose most cherished traditions are challenged.

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

Dancing in Jaffa
Proof that dancing is a healing force capable of turning an enemy into a friend.

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

Fading Gigolo
A charming, funny and oddball drama about a gentle, quiet, and sensitive florist who knows how to give women pleasure.

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

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

Go For Sisters
John Sayles drama about three marginal Americans who cross the border into Mexico to find a kidnapped African-American man.

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.

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.

An intense, well-acted drama of one middle-aged man's dark night of the soul where his choices come back to haunt him.

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.

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.

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

Summer in February
A relatively alluring period drama set in an artist's colony in Cornwall in 1913.

The Cold Lands
A likeable drama about an eleven-year old who survives living on his own in the forest but finds it more difficult to get by when he returns to civilization.

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 that explores the role of fantasy in attraction.

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

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

The Normal Heart
A riveting drama about three years in the early AIDS crisis and the struggle of a gay writer fighting the indifference of so many people to this epidemic in New York City.

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

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

Trust Me
A grim portrait of an agent for young actors who takes his best shot at success in the nasty and venal Hollywood film community.

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

When the Iron Bird Flies: Tibetan Buddhism Arrives in the West
An invaluable history of the spread of Tibetan Buddhism to the West and its continuing evolution.