DVD Reviews

Disturbing the Peace A substantive documentary lauding the efforts of Combatants for Peace to bring a two-state solution to Israel/Palestine. Peace
La La Land A renovated version of the old-fashioned movie musical about making it big in the City of Stars. You
The Daughter An unflinching look at the incredible harm that can be done by secrets, adultery, and even honesty. Love
Talent Has Hunger An entertaining documentary on the master cello teacher Paul Katz and his talented students. Teachers
Love Thy Nature An innovative and soul-stirring documentary for Earth Day. Connections
Before the Flood A documentary about Leonardo DiCaprio's three-year journey exploring the causes and dangers of climate change. Transformation
Lion A true story that will elicit your empathy through the miracles in the life of a man who goes on a quest to locate his birth family. Questing
Hidden Figures The true story of three patient and patriotic African-American women who make an invaluable contribution to the success of the early space program. Justice
Queen of the Desert An epic portrait of Gertrude Bell, an English explorer, polymath, and astute political analyst of the Middle East. Meaning
The Age of Consequences A startling documentary that presents new twists on the global climate change crisis and what to do about it. Meaning
Paterson A tribute to the life and times of a bus driver, poet, and master of everyday spirituality. Wonder
Silence An exploration of the toxic fallout from the belief that your culture and/or religion is superior to that of others. Faith
20th Century Women A dramedy about a mother's unusual project to teach her son how to be a good man. Love
Fire at Sea A heart-rending documentary about a small island between Libya and Sicily where illegal immigrants from Africa stop on their way to Europe. Shadow
Ali and Nino A love story between a Muslim and an Eastern Orthodox believer that is also a history lesson about oil-rich Azerbaijan. Love
Miss Sloane A tense political thriller about a smart and sassy Washington lobbyist whose primary ethic is winning. Shadow
Julieta An immersive mother-daughter story that vividly explores emotional literacy. Love
In Dubious Battle A band of fruit pickers struggle with hopelessness and keeping their souls alive during a strike. Justice
Being 17 A compelling French drama that enables us to savor the poignant mysteries of love, yearning, and sex. Love
Collateral Beauty A poignant meditation on the dark clouds of grief. Love
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