DVD Reviews

Like Father A dramady about the difficulties of shucking resentment Questing
Final Portrait A portrait of the poignant and strange mysteries of the creative process. Imagination
On Chesil Beach A rare look at asexuality in a newly married couple. Love
The Rider A deeply spiritual film about a Native American's experiences of loss, caregiving, and starting over. Transformation
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
Isle of Dogs An imaginative tribute to dogs with some social commentary on the side. Questing
The Leisure Seeker A couple's journey to recapture the adventure and pleasures of 50 years of marriage. Love
Jane A soul-stirring cinematic tribute to Jane Goodall and her reverence for chimpanzees. Reverence
Lean on Pete A sobering portrait of a boy on his own that reveals the universal yearning for home. You
Back to Burgundy An appealing blend of picturesque scenes and an engaging examination of siblings struggling to run a French vineyard. Meaning
11/8/16 Thought-provoking documentary by 18 directors on the drama, the varied political talk of citizens, and the surprises of Election Day 2016. Meaning
Motherland An eye-opening documentary about the plight of poor women giving birth in the busiest maternity ward in the world. Nurturing
A Wrinkle in Time A science fiction fantasy about a girl's quest to discover her own power by embracing her faults and expressing her love. You
West of the Jordan River An Israeli director's look at the devastating fallout from the 50-year occupation of Palestine. Peace
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters Offers a mesmerizing profile of the famous Japanese writer whose life was filled with drama. You
A Fantastic Woman A moving story about the spiritual journey of a grieving transgender woman. Love
Vazante Brazilian drama about a misogynistic slave owner and those suffering under his control. You
I Kill Giants An adventure story about a teenage girl who uses her imagination to cope with her fears and problems. Questing
Black Panther A superhero movie that raises key questions about the responsibilities of a nation to the rest of the world. Peace
The Forgiven A drama about the restorative justice and forgiveness work of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Forgiveness
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