Film Reviews

The Together Project A French/Icelandic romantic comedy about love, swimming pools, and the yearning to be rescued. Love
150 Milligrams A riveting French social justice drama about a courageous female whistleblower who discovered the health hazards of a diet drug. Justice
After Fire A thought-provoking documentary on how women veterans of war cope with trauma. You
U.S. Go Home A poignant probe on sexual yearning. Yearning
A Family Affair A Danish documentary about the director's conflicted 95-year-old grandmother who loves being the center of attention. Shadow
The Crossing An absorbing documentary about a band of Syrian refugees and their perilous journey to Italy and from there to new beginnings. Hope
Inside the Chinese Closet A vivid look at the struggles gays and lesbians in China have with parental pressures to get married and have children. Love
Story of Judas A bold and creative recasting of Jesus's disciple. Teachers
Democrats A hard-hitting documentary on the complexities of creating a workable democracy in Africa. Justice
Rabindranath Tagore - The Poet of Eternity A uplifting tribute to this truly extraordinary Indian poet, polymath, and philosopher. Meaning
Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey A documentary about a 450-mile pilgrimage through the Himalayas to spread the message of environmental compassion. Compassion
His Wife (Son epouse) A complex spiritual and psychological drama set in France and India where two married couples struggle with mysteries they cannot comprehend or control. Love
You, Me and Us A talky French film where a woman, her present boyfriend, and her former lover do a dance of desire and disdain to work out what they really want. Love
Festival of Lights A vivid portrait of the troubled journey of a mother and daughter who flee Guyana and try to set up new lives in America. You
Bel Borba Aqui: A Man and a City A fascinating documentary portrait of an energetic and creative street artist from Salvador Brazil. Imagination
Here and There A spiritual drama that puts two faces on Mexican poverty and makes it possible for us to see these characters as our kin rather than as strangers. Justice
Good Bye A portrait of life in Iran through the eyes of an oppressed woman lawyer who yearns to escape to freedom. Justice
God's Land An exploration of the spiritual challenges of membership in a religious cult that is obsessed with the end of the world and an escape to paradise. Faith
Who Do You Love Another behind-the-scenes look at the formation and success of Chess Records in Chicago during the 1950s and 1960s. You
Barefoot to Timbuktu: Ernst Aebi An appealing documentary about a larger-than-life adventurer, artist, entrepreneur, and social activist in a settlement in the middle of the Sahara. You
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