Film Reviews

Pope Francis — A Man of His Word An inspiring profile of the Catholic Pope who truly walks his talk about love, mercy, and service. Love
The Guardians (Les Gardiennes) A graceful and ethically rich French drama about the heroism of the hard labor performed by families during wartime. Love
The House of Tomorrow Clever dramady about a sheltered youth who finds his own way into the rebellious world of R. Buckminster Fuller. You
Mercury 13 A splendid documentary about the little known female pilots tested for spaceflight in 1961. You
In the Last Days of the City An earnest and imaginative look at a filmmaker in Cairo who is struggling to make a tribute to the city. Kindness
Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story An extraordinary documentary focusing on two women committed to helping abused elephants. Love
Symphony for Our World A celebration of the beauty and diversity of the Earth with natural history footage combined with an original symphony composition. Wonder
The Heart of Nuba An inspiring and enlightening portrait of a Catholic doctor in Africa serving over a million people every year Compassion
Big Fish & Begonia A creative Chinese animated film that marvels at mysterious connections. X-The Mystery
Shelter A well-acted thriller about trust between a vulnerable Israeli agent and the Lebanese woman she is assigned to protect. Love
King in the Wilderness An extraordinary documentary on the last 18 months of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's selfless and harrowing spiritual journey. Justice
Arthur Miller: Writer A thoughtful and ethically illuminating documentary about the famous playwright. X-The Mystery
Journey's End A meaningful portrait of a World War I British soldier who proves himself to be a wounded healer. Peace
Claire's Camera A slowed-down drama rendered with simplicity and nuance. Play
Mantra: Sounds into Silence An edifying and inspirational documentary about the global phenomenon of kirtan music. Devotion
The Peacemaker Fascinating documentary on a Don Quixote peacemaker trying to bring healing to a war-torn world. Peace
A Better Man A documentary in which a couple with a history of domestic violence try to heal the wounds. Meaning
Mudbound A tale of two families that reveals the malevolent growth of racism in the United States. Love
Thelma Mesmerizing drama about a female college student struggling with sexual repression and wounds afflicted on her soul. Love
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold A portrait of essayist Joan Didion and her self-respect. Imagination
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