DVD Reviews

Ash Is Purest White An affecting epic melodrama exploring time, regret, and change. Transformation
In the Aisles (In den Gangen) A portrait of life after hours in a warehouse supermarket that illustrates the way of tenderness. Love
Woman at War A watershed Icelandic film which will speak to the hearts and minds of all committed women who are working toward the creation of an ecological civilization. Justice
In the Last Days of the City An earnest and imaginative look at a filmmaker in Cairo who is struggling to make a tribute to the city. Kindness
Transit An elusive but effective exploration of migration and liminal space. Questing
Sorry Angel (Plaire, amer et courir vite) An exquisite exploration of unexpected love in a time of illness and loss. Love
The Image Book (Le livre d’Image) A maddening and mesmerizing interrogation of the spiritual crisis haunting our current world. Attention
Birds of Passage (Pájaros de Verano) A harrowing interrogation of capitalism and colonialism infecting an indigenous culture. Questing
Sicilian Ghost Story A haunting tale of love that transcends horror. Love
Cold War (Zimna wojna) A passionate, episodic journey through the freezing and thawing of a couple and a continent. Yearning
Everybody Knows A family drama that explores the long-term effects of family secrets. X-The Mystery
Capernaum (Capharnaüm) A thoroughly absorbing tale of poverty, determination, and faith as equal parts resistance and resurrection. Hope
Border (Gräns) A breathtakingly bizarre parable about belonging. Transformation
Shoplifters A Japanese film that touches the heart with its sensitive and soulful advocacy of kind-heartedness. Love
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 Guilty (Den Skyldige) A tense chamber thriller that packs a gut-wrenching punch, even without special effects! Justice
Thelma Mesmerizing drama about a female college student struggling with sexual repression and wounds afflicted on her soul. Love
Back to Burgundy An appealing blend of picturesque scenes and an engaging examination of siblings struggling to run a French vineyard. Meaning
A Fantastic Woman A moving story about the spiritual journey of a grieving transgender woman. Love
Vazante Brazilian drama about a misogynistic slave owner and those suffering under his control. You
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