DVD Reviews

Arrival An adventuresome sci-fi thriller about the race to communicate with intelligent alien life to avert disaster. Listening
The Edge of Seventeen An immensely appealing teen comedy that speaks to us with immediacy and grace about adolescence. Love
Cameraperson Vivid and memorable images from the career of documentary cinematography Kirsten Johnson. Attention
The Eagle Huntress A breathtaking experience of the good medicine of a golden eagle in alliance with a 13-year old Mongolian girl. Questing
(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies An insightful and entertaining documentary about the epidemic of lying and cheating afoot in the United States. Shadow
Queen of Katwe A celebration of the manifold accomplishments of a young African chess prodigy. You
Victoria Season 1 of the historical series about the young Queen Victoria as she learns the tricks and the traps of her reign. Transformation
The Night Manager A fascinating and well-acted glimpse of espionage in the post-Cold War era. Shadow
The Light Between Oceans An emotionally rich romantic thriller about marriage, parenting, and the spiritual choices that sometimes come with both. Love
The Vessel A stirring parable about the spiritual transformation of a community after a tragedy. Transformation
Antarctica: Ice and Sky A meditative masterwork about the polar explorer and glaciologist Claude Lorius. Beauty
American Honey A road movie about two youth who cope with wounded feeling function by seeking adventure on the road. Transformation
Sold A hard-hitting film about a 13-year old Nepalese girl whose parents send her to work in India where she ends up in a brothel. Shadow
Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Fou… An account of a miscarriage of justice that reveals the enduring and scary shadow elements afoot in American society. Justice
Peter and the Farm An unusual documentary about the flaws and vulnerabilities of an organic farmer. Meaning
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
Magnus A pleasant and entertaining Norwegian documentary about the acclaimed wizard known as the Mozart of Chess. Play
Best and Most Beautiful Things A documentary about a confident young woman who despite her disabilities makes a daring transition into independent living. You
Snowden An inspiring portrait of a courageous whistle-blower who alerted us to the demise of privacy. Shadow
A Man Called Ove A Swedish dramedy about the strange and wonderful ways in which a difficult person's heart can be tenderized. Transformation
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