DVD/Streaming Reviews

The Assistant A sobering study of power, complicity, and the enduring violence of silence. Shadow
House of Hummingbird A coming-of-age story filled with small moments of spiritual wisdom, including a practice for times of sadness. Transformation
Aviva A feast of moving images that bust through traditional binaries. Love
Irresistible A thought-provoking drama that uses a mayoral campaign in Wisconsin to question the role of money and strategists in politics. Meaning
Da 5 Bloods A troubling portrait of the Vietnam war and its toxic impact on so many black soldiers who suffered there. Shadow
The Surrogate An ethically rich drama about the complicated choices involved in pregnancy and parenting. Love
Rebuilding Paradise Poignant documentary about how the California community nearly destroyed by fire bands together. Compassion
Mr. Jones A serious and sobering film about genocide in the Ukraine. Shadow
The King of Staten Island A dramedy about the surprising transformation of an irritating person. You
Sometimes Always Never A father-son drama that reveals the small pleasures of ordinary days, including playing Scrabble. Transformation
Blame High school drama revealing the toxic impact of jealousy and competition. Shadow
Working Man An insightful drama about the roles work plays in two men's lives. Compassion
The Trip to Greece Your chance to go on the road again with two middle-aged comedians who can put a funny spin on most everything. Questing
Military Wives True story that proves that music is the best medicine. Joy
Driveways A cinematic masterwork on dealing with transitions. Love
Hope Gap An old-fashioned drama about love and divorce that touches the heart. Love
Never Rarely Sometimes Always A deeply touching film that illustrates the healing power of empathy. You
Abe A spiritually inspiring story about how a young man tries to bring his diverse family together through food. You
1917 An uncommonly good antiwar film about two British soldiers in World War I sent on a mission of mercy. Shadow
Clemency An emotionally rich drama that explores the moral and ethical impact of the death penalty on those required to enforce it. Justice
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