DVD Reviews

Mantra: Sounds into Silence An edifying and inspirational documentary about the global phenomenon of kirtan music. Devotion
Almost Sunrise A profound and hopeful documentary about the challenges faced by soldiers returning from war. Shadow
Capernaum (Capharnaüm) A thoroughly absorbing tale of poverty, determination, and faith as equal parts resistance and resurrection. Hope
The World Before Your Feet Fascinating documentary about a zealot, the turf he loves, and his gift of wonder. Wonder
If Beale Street Could Talk A masterwork about resilient young love and the challenges faced by blacks in racist America. Love
Can You Ever Forgive Me? A quirky chronicle of forgery, creativity, and an artist’s search for identity. Shadow
On Her Shoulders The inspiring spiritual odyssey of a young Yazidi woman who has brought hope to her people. Hope
Green Book A road movie turned buddy movie about the friendship between two very different men. You
Of Fathers and Sons A rare opportunity to see how boys are immersed in violence and trained to become killers by a terrorist group. Shadow
The Favourite A battle of wits and wiles with absolutely delicious performances. Shadow
Free Solo An intimately affecting nail-biter of a rock-climbing documentary. Questing
Border (Gräns) A breathtakingly bizarre parable about belonging. Transformation
Mary Queen of Scots A fascinating costume drama propelled by a poignant performance by Saoirse Ronan. Shadow
A Star is Born Love story about two musicians finding it difficult to believe in themselves and their unique voices. You
Shoplifters A Japanese film that touches the heart with its sensitive and soulful advocacy of kind-heartedness. Love
Bohemian Rhapsody A biopicture that is all about the music of Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury. Imagination
At Eternity's Gate A distinctly different biopicture that will evoke your empathy for Vincent Van Gogh. Imagination
The Apparition (L'Apparition) A touching drama about a teenage girl and the reporter investigating her claims to have seen the Virgin Mary. X-The Mystery
The Sisters Brothers A revisionist Western romp with surprisingly sensitive hitmen. Questing
A Private War The life and work of an award-winning female war correspondent whose zeal for the truth made her into a fearless person. Meaning
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