Film Reviews

Far From the Tree Documentary about the challenges of raising difficult children. You
Leave No Trace A thoughtful story about a father and daughter who discover that kindness is good medicine. Kindness
Woman Walks Ahead A portal into the Western frontier revealing the prevalence of racism and sexism. Reverence
Won't You Be My Neighbor? An inspiring portrait that reveals how Mister Rogers showed children that they are loved and capable of loving. Love
Damsel A quirky postmodern Western about sexual politics where whiny men are dominated by a tough woman who doesn't need saving. Questing
The Catcher Was a Spy The true story of a baseball player who loves both games and secrets. You
Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf An enchanting tour led by the world's most famous garden designer and avid plant lover. Imagination
Zoo A fine family film that shows the importance of protecting animals. Reverence
On Chesil Beach A rare look at asexuality in a newly married couple. Love
The Rider A deeply spiritual film about a Native American's experiences of loss, caregiving, and starting over. Transformation
First Reformed A slow movie classic which explores a rainbow mix of religious and spiritual themes. Faith
Pope Francis — A Man of His Word An inspiring profile of the Catholic Pope who truly walks his talk about love, mercy, and service. Love
The Guardians (Les Gardiennes) A graceful and ethically rich French drama about the heroism of the hard labor performed by families during wartime. Love
Tully An extraordinary dramedy about an aspiring supermom who discovers the importance of self-care and the value of the sameness of everyday life. Nurturing
The House of Tomorrow Clever dramady about a sheltered youth who finds his own way into the rebellious world of R. Buckminster Fuller. You
Mercury 13 A splendid documentary about the little known female pilots tested for spaceflight in 1961. You
In the Last Days of the City An earnest and imaginative look at a filmmaker in Cairo who is struggling to make a tribute to the city. Kindness
Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story An extraordinary documentary focusing on two women committed to helping abused elephants. Love
Symphony for Our World A celebration of the beauty and diversity of the Earth with natural history footage combined with an original symphony composition. Wonder
The Heart of Nuba An inspiring and enlightening portrait of a Catholic doctor in Africa serving over a million people every year Compassion
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