Film Reviews

First Reformed A slow movie classic which explores a rainbow mix of religious and spiritual themes. Faith
Pope Francis — A Man of His Word An inspiring profile of the Catholic Pope who truly walks his talk about love, mercy, and service. Love
The Guardians (Les Gardiennes) A graceful and ethically rich French drama about the heroism of the hard labor performed by families during wartime. Love
Tully An extraordinary dramedy about an aspiring supermom who discovers the importance of self-care and the value of the sameness of everyday life. Nurturing
The House of Tomorrow Clever dramady about a sheltered youth who finds his own way into the rebellious world of R. Buckminster Fuller. You
The Leisure Seeker A couple's journey to recapture the adventure and pleasures of 50 years of marriage. Love
Big Fish & Begonia A creative Chinese animated film that marvels at mysterious connections. X-The Mystery
Isle of Dogs An imaginative tribute to dogs with some social commentary on the side. Questing
Shelter A well-acted thriller about trust between a vulnerable Israeli agent and the Lebanese woman she is assigned to protect. Love
Journey's End A meaningful portrait of a World War I British soldier who proves himself to be a wounded healer. Peace
Claire's Camera A slowed-down drama rendered with simplicity and nuance. Play
A Wrinkle in Time A science fiction fantasy about a girl's quest to discover her own power by embracing her faults and expressing her love. You
Mudbound A tale of two families that reveals the malevolent growth of racism in the United States. Love
Murder on the Orient Express A detective story that questions easy distinctions between right and wrong. Questing
Lucky The poignant story of the spiritual journey of a nonagenarian facing changes in his daily life. Questing
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) A hard-hitting dramedy about the emotional fireworks set off by anger. Shadow
Neither Wolf Nor Dog A road movie featuring conversations with an Lakota elder on the tragedies experienced by his people and the lessons of his life. Questing
Our Souls at Night A touching and elegant movie about the healing qualities of deep talk in the last stage of life. Love
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library Another appealing documentary masterwork in the astonishing career of Frederick Wiseman. Meaning
Year by the Sea A melodrama about a middle-aged woman's quest for renewal. Transformation
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