DVD/Streaming Reviews

Knives Out A sharp whodunit laced with cutting social commentary. Shadow
Jojo Rabbit An irreverent and unexpectedly infectious child’s eye view of historical horrors. Shadow
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood A moving drama about the transformative spiritual practices of Fred Rogers. Listening
The Nightingale A hellish interrogation of colonialism’s effects on physical and emotional landscapes. Justice
Waves An intimate family drama that plumbs powerful emotional depths. Shadow
Harriet A moving biopicture of Harriet Tubman as a courageous and charismatic freedom fighter. Hope
The Lighthouse A claustrophobic descent into maritime madness. Shadow
Clemency An emotionally rich drama that explores the moral and ethical impact of the death penalty on those required to enforce it. Justice
The Kill Team A chilling and ethically powerful true story that asks why civilian murders keep happening in wars. Shadow
Hala A coming-of-age story carried by the grace, sensitivity and emotional intelligence of the young actress Geraldine Viswanathan. You
Adopt a Highway Touching story of a socially awkward ex-con who discovers the value of giving and receiving. Kindness
The Two Popes An enlightening drama about the humanity and differing visions for the church of Pope Benedict and Pope Francis. Faith
Marriage Story Portrait of an unsatisfying marriage and a messy and sad divorce. Transformation
Downton Abbey Sequel to the TV series in which the beloved characters face new challenges and discover new joys. Love
Ad Astra A thought-provoking parabolic science fiction film about the transformation of an astronaut hobbled by a wounded feeling function. Connections
The Report The story of the long Congressional investigation into the CIA use of torture with suspected terrorists. Meaning
The Irishman A drama with three great performances which almost rise above the retread of a screenplay. Shadow
The Aeronauts A thrilling ballooning adventure with a feisty and flamboyant performance by Felicity Jones. Questing
Edie Inspiring story about an adventuresome elder who discovers the fire inside herself. You
Official Secrets A true story about conscience as a catalyst to change, a spur to morality, and a source of hope. Justice
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