DVD Reviews

The Work A raw and immersive documentary set in Folsom Prison where prisoners and three civilians experience a four-day emotional healing encounter. Transformation
The Divine Order The story of the transformation of a submissive housewife into a change-maker in her small conservative Swiss town. Transformation
Downsizing A dramedy about an ordinary man given the choice to become a bodhisattva. Kindness
The Shape of Water A sensuous film that is both a fairy tale and a socially relevant portrait of the prejudices afoot in our times. Love
I, Tonya A wild and raucous biopicture about Tonya Harding who moves too fast on the thin ice of fame and falls. Shadow
Call Me by Your Name An astonishing drama of sexual awakening that explores the exhilarations and anxieties that accompany first love. Love
Walk with Me An enchanting documentary tribute to Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village, the monastic community he founded in 1982. Being Present
Novitiate An illuminating study of religious zeal set in a cloistered convent in Tennessee in the 1960s. Zeal
Lady Bird A dramedy that will appeal to all women who have experienced large doses of love and pain in their relationships with difficult mothers. Yearning
Faces Places A playful and wonder-drenched documentary about an unusual creative collaboration. Imagination
The Breadwinner An animated feature about a young girl who defies the Taliban in Afghanistan through her courage and storytelling. Compassion
The Man Who Invented Christmas A tale that's sure to revive the variety of emotions which come alive within you during the Christmas season. Meaning
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri A sturdy depiction of the grace that accompanies turning an enemy into a friend. Transformation
Darkest Hour A sturdy biopicture about Winston Churchill's triumphs and struggles as England's Prime Minister in 1940. Questing
The Florida Project A vibrant portrait that shows us from a child's point of view how play and enthusiasm can be ways to survive poverty. Play
Wonder An extraordinarily sensitive drama that tutors us in the spiritual practices of wonder and kindness. Wonder
God's Own Country A gay love story that reveals the beauty of a landscape and acts of mercy. Love
Earth: One Amazing Day A beautifully photographed documentary with amazing footage of animals illustrating the survival of the fittest. Openness
Goodbye Christopher Robin Sobering biodrama about a successful writer who learns that you can't always get what you want. Love
Félicité A drama about how music eases the pain of a seasoned survivor struggling with some unexpected challenges. Love
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