DVD Reviews

Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe A biodrama about the wanderings of an exiled Jewish-Austrian writer. Meaning
After Love An intense family drama revolving around the split of an unmarried cohabiting couple with two children. Shadow
California Typewriter An entertaining documentary about people who love typewriters. Enthusiasm
The Settlers A poignant look at the religious foundations of the settler movement in the West Bank. Faith
Aquarius A portrait of an unconventional 65-year-old woman who is a consummate lover of place. Beauty
Kedi A magical and immensely endearing documentary about the love affair between the people of Istanbul and the stray cats who wander the streets of the city. Love
The Women's Balcony A well-done religious drama set in Jerusalem where the members of a small synagogue face changes demanded by a fundamentalist zealot. Zeal
The Good Postman A documentary that exposes bigotry, fear, and anger as toxic forces in a dying village in Bulgaria. Shadow
The Wrong Light An expose of the unethical exploitation of two young Thai girls by an amoral entrepreneur. Justice
Wind River Powerful crime thriller with fresh insights into grief and how to be a good steward of one's pain. Love
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan A magical documentary about a prima ballerina in New York City and the challenges she faces at age 46. You
The Journey Story inspired by historical events that illustrates the process whereby enemies can become friends. Peace
Te Ata True account of a talented Chickasaw storyteller who became an ambassador for her people and all Native Americans. You
Warning: This Drug May Kill You A harrowing report on the epidemic of prescription drug addiction and the increase of overdose deaths. Shadow
Personal Shopper A thought-provoking film about the mysteries found in times of grief and loss. X-The Mystery
War for the Planet of the Apes The third in a series of sci-fi epics that surges with an unflinching focus on spiritual matters. Compassion
Salt and Fire A visionary director's creative and challenging look at an ecological disaster. Shadow
Truman A heart-affecting drama about dying, grief, friendship, and love. Love
The Midwife A satisfying dramedy about a woman seeking fresh directions and adventures during middle age. Transformation
Alex and Eve A dramedy about the challenges of accepting diversity and interfaith marriage. Openness
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