DVD Reviews

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
The Fencer A celebration of the ethical goodness and heroic acts of a teacher. Teachers
All the Money in the World A thought-provoking morality play about the value of money. Meaning
The Greatest Showman A satisfying musical movie celebrating the spiritual practice of inclusiveness. Openness
Molly's Game A dramatic meditation on risk and what it takes to be a winner in the world of high-stakes poker. Transformation
Dolores A deft and compelling documentary about one of America's premier Latino labor leaders and civil rights activists. Justice
Last Men in Aleppo An unflinching, grippingly realistic, and heart-rending documentary about the senseless carnage of war. Compassion
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
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