Film Reviews

Pick of the Litter A remarkably suspenseful account of the service dog training of five puppies. Kindness
We the Animals A poignant portrait of three brothers growing up amidst poverty and patriarchy who are seeking more from their lives. Questing
Alpha An extraordinary film charting the relationship and interdependence between a wild wolf and youth led by his heart. Unity
The Cakemaker A subtle, unexpected love story steeped in pain. Love
Madeline’s Madeline A kinetic, surreal, and utterly unique coming-of-age drama. Questing
Do You Trust This Computer? An absorbing documentary on the implications of the rapid development of Artificial Intelligence. Meaning
The Bookshop A compelling performance by Emily Mortimer as a middle-aged woman who makes a courageous move. You
The Miseducation of Cameron Post A sensitive exploration of sexuality, spirituality, and self-determination. Questing
Christopher Robin Charming story about an adult rediscovering his inner child. Play
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society An adaptation of the bestselling novel about how books connect and inspire us. Connections
The Wife An intriguing film about a troubled marriage and a gigantic secret with an astonishing performance by Glenn Close. Love
Memoir of War (La Douleur) An emotionally intelligent French film about a woman dealing with the losses of wartime. Love
A Whale of a Tale A Japanese documentary that returns to the small town featured in The Cove to record the continuing controversy over the killing of dolphins. Listening
BlacKkKlansman A stylish and satirical indictment of the legacy of white supremacy. Shadow
The Swan (Svanurinn) A sober-minded and intense girl in Iceland deals with epiphanies about adults and nature. Transformation
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Prequel and sequel to the musical and movie propelled by the jubilant music of Abba. Love
The King Documentary about the rise and decline of Elvis Presley as a metaphor for the rise and decline of America. Meaning
Puzzle A lovely film about friendship and the challenges of middle age. Transformation
Far From the Tree Documentary about the challenges of raising difficult children. You
Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf An enchanting tour led by the world's most famous garden designer and avid plant lover. Imagination
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