Film Reviews

Clemency An emotionally rich drama that explores the moral and ethical impact of the death penalty on those required to enforce it. Justice
Midsommar A sunlight-drenched cocktail of grief and religion gone wrong. X-The Mystery
It: Chapters One and Two A decades-spanning horror fable soaked in trauma and buoyed by friendship. X-The Mystery
In the Shadow of the Moon A thriller than spans decades to explore the consequences of choices. You
Ad Astra A thought-provoking parabolic science fiction film about the transformation of an astronaut hobbled by a wounded feeling function. Connections
Downton Abbey Sequel to the TV series in which the beloved characters face new challenges and discover new joys. Love
The Friend A deeply spiritual drama about the beauties and bounties of friendship. Love
Luce A taut psychological thriller that questions race, identity, and class assumptions. Shadow
The Sound of Silence A creative exploration of the interactions between humans and the sounds of the things around them. Silence
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark A frighteningly fun and meaningful adaptation of classic horror stories. Shadow
Edie Inspiring story about an adventuresome elder who discovers the fire inside herself. You
Official Secrets A true story about conscience as a catalyst to change, a spur to morality, and a source of hope. Justice
Aga Visually stunning portrait of the spiritual struggles of indigenous people to survive. Connections
The Nightingale A hellish interrogation of colonialism’s effects on physical and emotional landscapes. Justice
Give Me Liberty A frantic exploration of community forming amidst chaos. Connections
Blinded by the Light A buoyant tribute to the power of music to change lives. You
The Farewell A sweetly moving portrait of a family facing its matriarch’s impending death. Love
The Sweet Requiem (Kyoyang Ngarmo) A tenderly effective examination of painful memories and radical redemption. Justice
Ode to Joy A comedy that encourages viewers to reflect on what makes them happy. Joy
Light of My Life An extraordinary and deeply spiritual drama about the power of stories and the parent-child bond. Love
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