Film Reviews

A Better Man A documentary in which a couple with a history of domestic violence try to heal the wounds. Meaning
Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry A spiritually abundant documentary on the life and work of a humble rural seer. Meaning
Nowhere to Hide A laser-sharp documentary on the impact on civilians of five years of war and destruction in Iraq. Shadow
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
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