Film Reviews

Woman Walks Ahead A portal into the Western frontier revealing the prevalence of racism and sexism. Reverence
Damsel A quirky postmodern Western about sexual politics where whiny men are dominated by a tough woman who doesn't need saving. Questing
The Catcher Was a Spy The true story of a baseball player who loves both games and secrets. You
Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf An enchanting tour led by the world's most famous garden designer and avid plant lover. Imagination
Zoo A fine family film that shows the importance of protecting animals. Reverence
On Chesil Beach A rare look at asexuality in a newly married couple. Love
The Rider A deeply spiritual film about loss, caring, and starting over. Transformation
First Reformed A slow movie classic which explores a rainbow mix of religious and spiritual themes. Faith
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
Tully An extraordinary dramedy about an aspiring supermom who discovers the importance of self-care and the value of the sameness of everyday life. Nurturing
The House of Tomorrow Clever dramady about a sheltered youth who finds his own way into the rebellious world of R. Buckminster Fuller. You
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
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
Mudbound A tale of two families that reveals the malevolent growth of racism in the United States. Love
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) A hard-hitting dramedy about the emotional fireworks set off by anger. Shadow
Neither Wolf Nor Dog A road movie featuring conversations with an Lakota elder on the tragedies experienced by his people and the lessons of his life. Questing
Our Souls at Night A touching and elegant movie about the healing qualities of deep talk in the last stage of life. Love
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