DVD Reviews

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
Tully An extraordinary dramedy about an aspiring supermom who discovers the importance of self-care and the value of the sameness of everyday life. Nurturing
Isle of Dogs An imaginative tribute to dogs with some social commentary on the side. Questing
The Leisure Seeker A couple's journey to recapture the adventure and pleasures of 50 years of marriage. Love
Lean on Pete A sobering portrait of a boy on his own that reveals the universal yearning for home. You
A Wrinkle in Time A science fiction fantasy about a girl's quest to discover her own power by embracing her faults and expressing her love. You
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters Offers a mesmerizing profile of the famous Japanese writer whose life was filled with drama. You
I Kill Giants An adventure story about a teenage girl who uses her imagination to cope with her fears and problems. Questing
Black Panther A superhero movie that raises key questions about the responsibilities of a nation to the rest of the world. Peace
The Forgiven A drama about the restorative justice and forgiveness work of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Forgiveness
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