DVD Reviews

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
The Insult A spiritual masterwork about the harm that can be done with cruel and dehumanizing words. Compassion
A Taxi Driver The inspiring story of a South Korean cab driver whose life is transformed by his heroic activities during the 1980 Gwangju Uprising. Justice
The Fencer A celebration of the ethical goodness and heroic acts of a teacher. Teachers
The Divine Order The story of the transformation of a submissive housewife into a change-maker in her small conservative Swiss town. Transformation
Félicité A drama about how music eases the pain of a seasoned survivor struggling with some unexpected challenges. Love
Polina The quest of a classical ballerina to express herself through modern dance. You
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe A biodrama about the wanderings of an exiled Jewish-Austrian writer. Meaning
After Love An intense family drama revolving around the split of an unmarried cohabiting couple with two children. Shadow
Aquarius A portrait of an unconventional 65-year-old woman who is a consummate lover of place. Beauty
The Women's Balcony A well-done religious drama set in Jerusalem where the members of a small synagogue confront changes demanded by a fundamentalist zealot. Zeal
Truman A heart-affecting drama about dying, grief, friendship, and love. Love
The Midwife A satisfying dramedy about a woman seeking fresh directions and adventures during middle age. Transformation
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