Film Reviews

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind A tribute to a creative, determined, and compassionate African boy. Love
The Kindergarten Teacher A character-driven drama about a schoolteacher who yearns to nurture the poetic brilliance of a student. You
High Flying Bird A probe of the toxins of pro basketball: racism, money greed, and power plays. Shadow
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World A beautiful animated feature celebrating supportive friendships between humans and animals. Love
Everybody Knows A family drama that explores the long-term effects of family secrets. X-The Mystery
Fighting with My Family Intimate portrait of an English girl who dreams of entering the wild and wonderful world of pro wrestling. You
And Breathe Normally A moving story that showcases the need for openness and hospitality in our increasingly constricted world. Openness
What Is Democracy? A thought-provoking documentary presenting the challenges and flaws of democracy from ancient Greece to modern times. Meaning
Birds of Passage (Pájaros de Verano) A harrowing interrogation of capitalism and colonialism infecting an indigenous culture. Questing
Sorry Angel (Plaire, amer et courir vite) An exquisite exploration of unexpected love in a time of illness and loss. Love
The Gospel of Eureka A gently moving portrait of a town standing at the crossroads of faith and freedom. Faith
The Heiresses (Las Herederas) A delicate and reserved portrait of later-life transformation. Transformation
Searching for Ingmar Bergman A loving tribute to an enigmatic legend of cinema. Imagination
Amazing Grace An unearthed and restored musical time capsule showcasing a legendary artist in her prime. Imagination
The Image Book (Le livre d’Image) A maddening and mesmerizing interrogation of the spiritual crisis haunting our current world. Attention
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo Eight-part series in which the tidying expert helps clients come to a spiritual relationship with their possessions. Beauty
The Charmer (Charmoren) A spare psychological thriller chronicling an immigrant’s desperate attempt to belong, thrive, and connect. Questing
Sicilian Ghost Story A haunting tale of love that transcends horror. Love
Liyana A documentary on the storytelling process combined with a incredibly moving animated tale of an empowered African girl. Questing
22 July A thought-provoking drama about the reactions to a lone terrorist who kills 77 people in Norway in 2011. Shadow
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