Film Reviews

First They Killed My Father A deeply human study of the Cambodian genocide and the brave survival of one little girl. Attention
The Vietnam War An immersive portrait of a century of conflicts in Vietnam and the decision-making behind them, featuring accounts from American and Vietnamese witnesses and you-are-there archival images. Shadow
Marjorie Prime An inventive and thought–provoking sci-fi film about memory, mortality, family, and technology. X-The Mystery
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library Another appealing documentary masterwork in the astonishing career of Frederick Wiseman. Meaning
School Life A thoroughly entertaining documentary set in an Irish prep school where two eccentric teachers draw out the students' creativity Teachers
Year by the Sea A melodrama about a middle-aged woman's quest for renewal. Transformation
Viceroy's House A richly developed historical drama about the partitioning of India. Love
Columbus A mesmerizing film about the poetics of place and the difficult choices we must make to stay true to our passions. You
Wind River Powerful crime thriller with fresh insights into grief and how to be a good steward of one's pain. Love
Polina The quest of a classical ballerina to express herself through modern dance. You
The Farthest Top-drawer documentary on the astonishing mission of the Voyager spacecrafts past the outer planets of our solar system and beyond. Wonder
Logan Lucky A frolicsome rural crime thriller. Shadow
California Typewriter An entertaining documentary about people who love typewriters. Enthusiasm
The Last Dalai Lama? An edifying and uplifting documentary on the spiritual insights, practices, and epiphanies of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Compassion
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 Nile Hilton Incident An anatomy of a Cairo crime investigation clouded by corruption. Shadow
After Love An intense family drama revolving around the split of an unmarried cohabiting couple with two children. Shadow
A Trip to Spain A hilarious journey with two middle-agers savoring the pleasures of Spain. You
Brave New Jersey A clever dramedy about a small community that surges on a sea of troubles during Orson Welles' broadcast about an alien invasion. Love
Dunkirk An immersive movie that takes viewers inside the experience of war on sea, on the land, and in the air. Compassion
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