DVD Reviews

Pope Francis — A Man of His Word An inspiring profile of the Catholic Pope who truly walks his talk about love, mercy, and service. Love
The Miseducation of Cameron Post A sensitive exploration of sexuality, spirituality, and self-determination. Questing
We the Animals A poignant portrait of three brothers growing up amidst poverty and patriarchy who are seeking more from their lives. Questing
Disobedience A compelling drama about a prodigal daughter, lesbian love, and free will choices that enrich lives. Love
Christopher Robin Charming story about an adult rediscovering his inner child. Play
The Children Act A towering performance by Emma Thompson as a British high court judge confronted by a complicated case and her own domestic challenges. Meaning
Puzzle A lovely film about friendship and the challenges of middle age. Transformation
BlacKkKlansman A stylish and satirical indictment of the legacy of white supremacy. Shadow
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Prequel and sequel to the musical and movie propelled by the jubilant music of Abba. Love
Eighth Grade A fascinating and nuanced portrait of a 13-year-old compulsive cell phone user yearning for connections. Connections
Leave No Trace A thoughtful story about a father and daughter who discover that kindness is good medicine. Kindness
The Catcher Was a Spy The true story of a baseball player who loves both games and secrets. You
Adrift True story of a brave young woman who has her heart and hopes tested during a catastrophe at sea. Hope
Damsel A quirky postmodern Western about sexual politics where whiny men are dominated by a tough woman who doesn't need saving. Questing
Woman Walks Ahead A portal into the Western frontier revealing the prevalence of racism and sexism. Reverence
First Reformed A slow movie classic which explores a rainbow mix of religious and spiritual themes. Faith
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
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