DVD/Streaming Reviews

Prayers for the Stolen Empathy building film about young girls in a Mexican village whose strong friendship helps them survive dangers from without. Hope
They Say Nothing Stays the Same A character study about a Japanese elder who models kindness, hospitality, and reverence. Kindness
Luzzu A gripping portrait of the choice between tradition and modernity facing a Maltese fisherman. Questing
About Endlessness A tutorial on the spiritual practice of attention. Attention
The Man Who Sold His Skin A uniquely charming and urgent parable about belonging. Hope
Looking for a Lady with Fangs and a Moustache Lessons in paying attention for a young Tibetan convinced he's dying unless he can find the sacred feminine in the world around him. Attention
Hope A subtle and mature meditation on love in the midst of imminent loss Hope
Minari A touching slice-of-life story of a Korean-American family trying to create their own version of the American Dream. Openness
Jose A moving meditation on queer coming-of-age in an unaccepting environment. Love
La Llorona A ghost story with an urgent political message. Shadow
The Salt of Tears Chronicle of a man and three different women who discover the disappointments, heartbreaks, and surprises in romantic relationships. Love
Fire Will Come (O Que Arde) A mesmerizing film set in Spain in which trees play a major role. X-The Mystery
Alone with Her Dreams (Picciridda - Con i piedi nell… A well-wrought and memorable coming-of-age drama. You
The Woman Who Ran The uses of conversation revealed in three visits to old friends. You
The Disciple Touching portrait of an aspiring singer of Indian classical music and his journey to master his art. Yearning
The August Virgin A Rohmer-esque drama set in Madrid about a young woman's quest for a new way of living and meaningful relationships. Questing
Out Stealing Horses (Ut og Stjæle Hester) An enigmatic meditation on memory. Meaning
The Tobacconist Story of a boy whose coming-of-age includes becoming friends with Sigmund Freud. You
The Truth A subtle exploration of art, artificiality, and complicated interpersonal dynamics. Love
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