DVD Reviews

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
Motherland An eye-opening documentary about the plight of poor women giving birth in the busiest maternity ward in the world. Nurturing
A Wrinkle in Time A science fiction fantasy about a girl's quest to discover her own power by embracing her faults and expressing her love. You
West of the Jordan River An Israeli director's look at the devastating fallout from the 50-year occupation of Palestine. Peace
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters Offers a mesmerizing profile of the famous Japanese writer whose life was filled with drama. You
A Fantastic Woman A moving story about the spiritual journey of a grieving transgender woman. Love
Vazante Brazilian drama about a misogynistic slave owner and those suffering under his control. You
I Kill Giants An adventure story about a teenage girl who uses her imagination to cope with her fears and problems. Questing
Black Panther A superhero movie that raises key questions about the responsibilities of a nation to the rest of the world. Peace
The Forgiven A drama about the restorative justice and forgiveness work of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Forgiveness
Submergence An intriguing romantic thriller that takes us into dangerous otherworlds beyond our world. Love
Human Flow A meditative and visually stunning overview of the plight of refugees around the world. Compassion
Mad to Be Normal A thought provoking biopicture focusing on the countercultural life and work of the controversial Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing. Nurturing
The Insult A spiritual masterwork about the harm that can be done with cruel and dehumanizing words. Compassion
In This Corner of the World A Japanese anime film about a young woman's daily life in a town near Hiroshima during World War II. Peace
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
Hostiles A western that depicts the miracle of turning away from a life of violence, hatred, and anger. Transformation
A Taxi Driver The inspiring story of a South Korean cab driver whose life is transformed by his heroic activities during the 1980 Gwangju Uprising. Justice
The Post The story behind The Washington Post's decision to publish the Pentagon Papers exposing government lies. Openness
The Tribes of Palos Verdes Story of a sensitive teenage girl who finds her passion and escape from family troubles in surfing. You
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