Film Reviews

American Chaos Interviews with Trump supporters in the 2016 Presidential campaign that prove passion beats pragmatism. Listening
A-X-L Intriguing sci-fi thriller that explores what can happen when robots become smarter than humans. Questing
Museo (Museum) An unconventional heist film with humor, heart, and smarts to spare. Yearning
City of Joy An inspiring story of compassion and service in a program training rape victims to be community leaders. Compassion
I Am Not a Witch An assured and surreal interrogation of misogyny and superstition. Transformation
Pick of the Litter A remarkably suspenseful account of the service dog training of five puppies. Kindness
We the Animals A poignant portrait of three brothers growing up amidst poverty and patriarchy who are seeking more from their lives. Questing
Alpha An extraordinary film charting the relationship and interdependence between a wild wolf and youth led by his heart. Unity
The Cakemaker A subtle, unexpected love story steeped in pain. Love
Madeline’s Madeline A kinetic, surreal, and utterly unique coming-of-age drama. Questing
Do You Trust This Computer? An absorbing documentary on the implications of the rapid development of Artificial Intelligence. Meaning
The Bookshop A compelling performance by Emily Mortimer as a middle-aged woman who makes a courageous move. You
The Miseducation of Cameron Post A sensitive exploration of sexuality, spirituality, and self-determination. Questing
Christopher Robin Charming story about an adult rediscovering his inner child. Play
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society An adaptation of the bestselling novel about how books connect and inspire us. Connections
The Wife An intriguing film about a troubled marriage and a gigantic secret with an astonishing performance by Glenn Close. Love
Memoir of War (La Douleur) An emotionally intelligent French film about a woman dealing with the losses of wartime. Love
A Whale of a Tale A Japanese documentary that returns to the small town featured in The Cove to record the continuing controversy over the killing of dolphins. Listening
BlacKkKlansman A stylish and satirical indictment of the legacy of white supremacy. Shadow
The Swan (Svanurinn) A sober-minded and intense girl in Iceland deals with epiphanies about adults and nature. Transformation
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