Film Reviews

The Florida Project Vibrant portrait that shows us from a child's point of view how play and enthusiasm can be ways to survive poverty. Play
Thelma Mesmerizing drama about a female college student struggling with sexual repression and wounds afflicted on her soul. Love
God's Own Country A gay love story that reveals the beauty of a landscape and acts of mercy. Love
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold A portrait of essayist Joan Didion and her self-respect. Imagination
Lucky The poignant story of the spiritual journey of a nonagenarian facing changes in his ordinary life. Questing
11/8/16 Thought-provoking documentary by 18 directors on the drama, the varied political talk of citizens, and the surprises of Election Day 2016. Meaning
Félicité Drama about how music eases the pain of a seasoned survivor struggling with some unexpected challenges. Love
Marshall A rousing courtroom drama about Thurgood Marshall as an ardent NAACP lawyer in a town convulsed by racial hatred of blacks. Justice
Mully An astonishing documentary about an African millionaire whose goodness leads him to serve the street orphans of Nairobi, Kenya. Love
Bill Nye: Science Guy An edifying glimpse into the life and work of a TV celebrity now passionately sounding the alarm about climate change. Questing
Breathe Sober drama about a young man paralyzed with polio who discovers a new mission in his life. Love
Mark Felt: The Man Who Took Down the White House Drama about Deep Throat, the whistle-blower who wanted to save American democracy. Shadow
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) A hard-hitting dramedy about the emotional fireworks set off by anger. Shadow
Motherland An eye-opening documentary about the plight of poor women giving birth in the busiest maternity ward in the world. Nurturing
Jane A soul-stirring cinematic tribute to Jane Goodall and her reverence for chimpanzees. Reverence
The Great Day Documentary about four children who test their bodies, minds, and spirits in pursuit of their dreams. Nurturing
Human Flow A meditative and visually stunning overview of the plight of refugees around the world. Compassion
Monogamish A documentary about the quest for love in monogamy and other options. Love
Goodbye Christopher Robin Sobering biodrama about a successful writer who learns that you can't always get what you want. Love
The Mountain Between Us Survival story that reveals how love and tenderness grow out of the vulnerability of two strangers. Hospitality
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