Film Reviews

The Commune The fissures and follies of living in an urban commune during the 1970s in Copenhagen. Love
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan A magical documentary about a prima ballerina in New York City and the challenges she faces at age 46. You
Handsome Devil A lively dramedy about two friends who walk through the fire and forge their characters in the process. Play
The Woman Who Left An intense morality tale about the resilience of a good-hearted woman. Compassion
Rikers: An American Jail An important documentary about the incarceration crisis with testimonies from former detainees at the notorious jail. Shadow
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail The little-known story of the trial of a Chinatown family-owned bank in the wake of the financial debacle of 2008. Justice
Afterimage An intense biopicture about a Polish avant-garde painter persecuted by the Communist government. Shadow
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe A biodrama about the wanderings of an exiled Jewish-Austrian writer. Meaning
Sacred An intimate portrait from 25 countries of religious rituals and practices that are meaningful to individuals and communities. Hospitality
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
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story A charming documentary about a long-married Hollywood couple who made many important contributions to American movies. Imagination
Warning: This Drug May Kill You A harrowing report on the epidemic of prescription drug addiction and the increase of overdose deaths. Shadow
A Woman's Life A sobering portrait of the victimization of a woman who lacks the character quality of resilience. Meaning
The Circle A dystopian story that raises key questions about whether technology really serves the common good. Shadow
Bang! The Bert Berns Story Entertaining documentary about a very talented and unheralded 1960s songwriter. You
The Lost City of Z A mesmerizing quest movie about a British explorer's dangerous expeditions to the Amazon rainforest. Questing
The Promise A well-acted drama about the Armenian genocide and three salutary individuals caught in a love triangle. Love
Obit A quirky and engaging documentary about the obit beat of The New York Times. Meaning
Tomorrow A documentary roundup of can-do solutions to avoid human extinction. Transformation
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City An exciting and enlightening documentary about an urban visionary's legacy. Meaning
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