Film Reviews

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
The King Documentary about the rise and decline of Elvis Presley as a metaphor for the rise and decline of America. Meaning
Won't You Be My Neighbor? An inspiring portrait that reveals how Mister Rogers showed children that they are loved and capable of loving. Love
Mercury 13 A splendid documentary about the little known female pilots tested for spaceflight in 1961. You
Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story An extraordinary documentary focusing on two women committed to helping abused elephants. Love
Symphony for Our World A celebration of the beauty and diversity of the Earth with natural history footage combined with an original symphony composition. Wonder
The Heart of Nuba An inspiring and enlightening portrait of a Catholic doctor in Africa serving over a million people every year Compassion
King in the Wilderness An extraordinary documentary on the last 18 months of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's selfless and harrowing spiritual journey. Justice
Arthur Miller: Writer A thoughtful and ethically illuminating documentary about the famous playwright. X-The Mystery
Mantra: Sounds into Silence An edifying and inspirational documentary about the global phenomenon of kirtan music. Devotion
The Peacemaker Fascinating documentary on a Don Quixote peacemaker trying to bring healing to a war-torn world. Peace
A Better Man A documentary in which a couple with a history of domestic violence try to heal the wounds. Meaning
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold A portrait of essayist Joan Didion and her self-respect. Imagination
The Great Day Documentary about four children who test their bodies, minds, and spirits in pursuit of their dreams. Nurturing
Monogamish A documentary about the quest for love in monogamy and other options. Love
Take My Nose... Please! A wide-ranging purview of plastic surgery, conveyed through the stories of the many female comedians who have tried it. Transformation
I Am Another You Documentary about a young man whose quest for freedom masks major mental problems. Questing
AlphaGo A snappy and mind-boggling documentary about a 3000-year-old board game and a A.I. program. Attention
School Life A thoroughly entertaining documentary set in an Irish prep school where two eccentric teachers draw out the students' creativity Teachers
The Last Dalai Lama? An edifying and uplifting documentary on the spiritual insights, practices, and epiphanies of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Compassion
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