DVD Reviews

The Hero A portrait of an old actor facing his mortality, flaws, heartbreak, and regrets. Love
The Big Sick A hilarious and touching romantic comedy that qualifies as one of best films of 2017. Love
The Music of Strangers A rounded and rousing look at the talented Silk Road Ensemble musical collective. Play
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail The little-known story of the trial of a Chinatown family-owned bank in the wake of the financial debacle of 2008. Justice
Beatriz at Dinner Drama about the values conflict between a New Age holistic healer and a famous real-estate tycoon. Shadow
The Reagan Show An expose of how politics became spectacle during the Reagan Presidency. Meaning
Heat and Dust Weaves a magical spell as an exploration of romance and as a sensitive cross-cultural study. Openness
Paris Can Wait A diverting drama about the bounties of wonder, beauty, and the art of being present to the delights of the senses. Wonder
My Cousin Rachel A compelling costume drama that leaves us in the dark with the nettlesome emotion of not knowing. X-The Mystery
Dean A touching dramedy about the different styles of grief. Meaning
The Passion of Augustine Intriguing drama about a musically gifted religious who creatively handles the many changes which come her way. Transformation
After the Storm A touching story about a mad and sad blocked writer in the midst of a midlife breakdown. You
The Ottoman Lieutenant Portrait of a strong-willed 23-year-old American who sets off on an adventure. Love
Obit A quirky and engaging documentary about the obit beat of The New York Times. Meaning
The Circle A dystopian story that raises key questions about whether technology really serves the common good. Shadow
Wakefield A dramedy worth seeing with an engrossing performance by Bryan Cranston. Love
Gifted Drama about an uncle's love and caretaking for his niece who is a young math prodigy. Love
Tommy's Honour A spunky portrait of two pioneers of professional golf. Questing
The Promise A well-acted drama about the Armenian genocide and three salutary individuals caught in a love triangle. Love
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New Y… A charming drama about a wheeler-dealer who genuinely wants to connect people. You
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