Film Reviews

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
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
A Quiet Passion A visually stunning and brilliantly acted biopicture of Emily Dickinson. Imagination
Salt and Fire A visionary director's creative and challenging look at an ecological disaster. Shadow
The Death of Louis XIV An unusual French film about death and dying. You
Truman A heart-affecting drama about dying, grief, friendship, and love. Love
Karl Marx City A poignant documentary about round-the-clock surveillance in the German Democratic Republic. Shadow
The Women's Balcony A well-done religious drama set in Jerusalem where the members of a small synagogue face changes demanded by a fundamentalist zealot. Zeal
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
All This Panic A timely documentary about the coming-of-age of seven adolescent girls in Brooklyn. You
God Knows Where I Am A disturbing documentary on the plight of a mentally ill American woman. Compassion
For Here or To Go? A timely comedy about an Indian software engineer and his friends who are forced to live in immigration limbo. You
Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg A sprightly documentary about the diverse and impressive career of the stand-up comedian. Play
All These Sleepless Nights A documentary drama of the night-time quests for pleasure via booze and drugs of a twenty-something pair in Warsaw, Poland. Shadow
The Last Word One of the few comedies about the challenges of creating a legacy at the end of life. You
Beauty and the Beast A wonder-filled live-action version of the romantic story that also offers us lessons common in good fairy tales. Transformation
When the Bough Breaks A documentary about postpartum depression. Meaning
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