Film Reviews

Hidden Figures The true story of three patient and patriotic African-American women who make an invaluable contribution to the success of the early space program. Justice
Silence An exploration of the toxic fallout from the belief that your culture and/or religion is superior to that of others. Faith
20th Century Women A dramedy about a mother's unusual project to teach her son how to be a good man. Love
Paterson A tribute to the life and times of a bus driver, poet, and master of everyday spirituality. Wonder
Fences A poignant screen adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play in which Denzel Washington stokes the fire in his belly. You
La La Land A renovated version of the old-fashioned movie musical about making it big in the City of Stars. You
Lion A true story that will elicit your empathy through the miracles in the life of a man who goes on a quest to locate his birth family. Questing
I, Daniel Blake An award-winning film that puts you in the shoes of people coping with poverty and the bureaucracy of England's welfare system. Kindness
Moana The quest of a young Polynesian girl to become a way-maker for her people. Questing
Neruda A Chilean film that blends fantasy and realism in its treatment of poet Pablo Neruda and a policeman fascinated with him. Questing
Miss Sloane A tense political thriller about a smart and sassy Washington lobbyist whose primary ethic is winning. Shadow
Collateral Beauty A poignant meditation on the dark clouds of grief. Love
Manchester by the Sea An elegant and spiritually sobering film about the ways in which guilt, loss, isolation, and self-destruction can erode the foundations of our lives. Forgiveness
The Brand New Testament A dramedy about the Divine Feminine with a surplus of laughter, tears, music that touches the soul, and miracles that soften the heart. Compassion
Moonlight Sixteen years in the life of a gay, poor, and bullied black man whose quest for wholeness touches our hearts. Transformation
Bobby Sands: 66 Days A searing documentary about the life and death of an Irish hero. Justice
Things to Come A touching portrait of a resilient woman facing multiple challenges as she ages. Being Present
I Am Not Your Negro An inspiring documentary on the legacy of the African-American writer and activist. Justice
The Edge of Seventeen An immensely appealing teen comedy that speaks to us with immediacy and grace about adolescence. Love
I Am Not Madame Bovary A Chinese comedy about a distraught peasant woman on a quest for justice. Justice
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