DVD Reviews

After the Storm A touching story about a mad and sad blocked writer in the midst of a midlife breakdown. You
The Ottoman Lieutenant Portrait of a strong-willed 23-year-old American who sets off on an adventure. Love
Obit A quirky and engaging documentary about the obit beat of The New York Times. Meaning
The Circle A dystopian story that raises key questions about whether technology really serves the common good. Shadow
Wakefield A dramedy worth seeing with an engrossing performance by Bryan Cranston. Love
Gifted Drama about an uncle's love and caretaking for his niece who is a young math prodigy. Love
Tommy's Honour A spunky portrait of two pioneers of professional golf. Questing
The Promise A well-acted drama about the Armenian genocide and three salutary individuals caught in a love triangle. Love
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New Y… A charming drama about a wheeler-dealer who genuinely wants to connect people. You
A Woman, A Part Portrait of one woman's resilience as she moves through a difficult mid-life crisis. Meaning
A Quiet Passion A visually stunning and brilliantly acted biopicture of Emily Dickinson. Imagination
The Lost City of Z A mesmerizing quest movie about a British explorer's dangerous expeditions to the Amazon rainforest. Questing
Audubon: John James Audubon and the Birds of America A beautiful documentary on the life of John James Audubon and his masterpiece The Birds of America. Reverence
The Zookeeper's Wife A portrait in courage told through the true story of a Polish couple who saved hundreds of Jews during World War II. Compassion
Apparition Hill A touching documentary about seven pilgrims experiencing the gifts of visiting a sacred site. Faith
Dying to Know A pensive documentary shedding light on death and dying, inner space exploration and the sweet fragility of life Questing
A Tale of Love and Darkness A sobering and insightful screen rendition of Amos Oz's memoir. Love
The Story of China with Michael Wood A splendiferous BBC series that traces the ups and downs of Chinese history over 4000 years. Meaning
This Beautiful Fantastic An enchanting fairy tale about the revitalization of an oddball young woman who is an aspiring writer. Love
Three Sisters The lonely, difficult, and exhausting lives of three sisters in a small village in China. Kindness
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