Film Reviews

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love Documentary about the magical and toxic moments in the lifelong relationship between the poet/songwriter and his muse. Love
Echo in the Canyon The story of a Los Angeles neighborhood that produced some of the best music of the 1960s. Imagination
The Chambermaid Slice-of-life film about a young maid at a luxury hotel coping with and rising above the messiness of her work life. You
Jirga A powerful story of a soldier seeking forgiveness and to make amends for a war crime in an Afghan village. Forgiveness
American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel An educational and intriguing exploration of progressive Christians attempting to reclaim the radical potential of their faith. Faith
Sides of a Horn A powerful short film that explains the conflict between poachers and rangers over rhinos in Africa. Reverence
Phil Dramedy about a depressed middle-ager who tries to unravel the mysteries of life. X-The Mystery
Skin in the Game A sobering portrait of human trafficking for sex in suburban United States. Shadow
Papi Chulo A sensitive portrait of urban loneliness. Love
Joy A grim portrait of migrant Nigerian prostitutes exploited in Austria. Shadow
Yesterday An imaginative movie about the magic of the Beatles' music. Imagination
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Enlightening and wide-ranging documentary on the life and work of the great African-American writer. Imagination
Ever After (Endzeit) A zombie fairy tale more interested in growth than gore. Shadow
The Edge of Democracy A hard-hitting documentary about the fall of democracy in Brazil. Meaning
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin S… A playful, rambling, and rousing rock music extravaganza. Questing
The Society A thought-provoking drama about youth facing the challenges of citizenship, community, and freedom. Hope
Our Time (Nuestro Tiempo) A quietly brutal interrogation of fidelity, power, and jealousy. Shadow
The Biggest Little Farm The hopeful story of a natural farm built on biodiversity and a recognition of interconnections, impermanence, and transformation. Transformation
The Name of the Rose A medieval whodunit with moral firepower that reflects a reverence for books. X-The Mystery
The Last Black Man in San Francisco A uniquely affecting meditation on race, gentrification, and belonging. Transformation
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