Film Reviews

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
After the Wedding An emotionally literate drama in which the characters must deal with their past and present choices. Compassion
The Operative An espionage story that gets us wondering who we trust and why. Questing
A Girl From Mogadishu Inspiring story of a true activist and exemplar of bearing witness. You
Astronaut Sweet story of an old man who never gives up on a dream. Yearning
Sea of Shadows A documentary that unreels like an action thriller to tell the story of attempts to save the vaquita porpoise from extinction. Reverence
Rosie Moving drama about a suddenly homeless family dealing with the challenges of this increasingly common situation. Compassion
Wild Rose Surprising story of a Scottish single mother who aspires to be a Nashville singing star. Yearning
The Chambermaid Slice-of-life film about a young maid at a luxury hotel coping with and rising above the messiness of her work life. You
Jirga A powerful story of a soldier seeking forgiveness and to make amends for a war crime in an Afghan village. Forgiveness
Sides of a Horn A powerful short film that explains the conflict between poachers and rangers over rhinos in Africa. Reverence
Phil Dramedy about a depressed middle-ager who tries to unravel the mysteries of life. X-The Mystery
Skin in the Game A sobering portrait of human trafficking for sex in suburban United States. Shadow
Papi Chulo A sensitive portrait of urban loneliness. Love
Joy A grim portrait of migrant Nigerian prostitutes exploited in Austria. Shadow
Yesterday An imaginative movie about the magic of the Beatles' music. Imagination
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