Film Reviews

Private Life A dramady carried by many magic moments of heartache and humor. Nurturing
First Man Story of NASA's quest to land a man on the moon and the reluctant hero who took that first historic step. Questing
Bikini Moon A meandering mockumentary with flights of fantasy and fierce social critique. Meaning
A Star is Born Love story about two musicians finding it difficult to believe in themselves and their unique voices. You
The Sisters Brothers A revisionist Western romp with surprisingly sensitive hitmen. Questing
Monsters and Men A muted but majestic exploration of explosive violence, ethical conundrums, and elusive justice. Justice
The Children Act A towering performance by Emma Thompson as a British high court judge confronted by a complicated case and her own domestic challenges. Meaning
The Land of Steady Habits An engaging and well-acted drama about the challenges of middle age and suburban living. You
A Simple Favor A female daring duo spread chaos in suburbia. You
Bel Canto An illustration of how music can help people reach across political and socioeconomic divides. Beauty
Colette A lush, elegant biopic chronicling a life lived outside the lines. Imagination
A-X-L Intriguing sci-fi thriller that explores what can happen when robots become smarter than humans. Questing
We the Animals A poignant portrait of three brothers growing up amidst poverty and patriarchy who are seeking more from their lives. Questing
Alpha An extraordinary film charting the relationship and interdependence between a wild wolf and youth led by his heart. Unity
The Cakemaker A subtle, unexpected love story steeped in pain. Love
Madeline’s Madeline A kinetic, surreal, and utterly unique coming-of-age drama. Questing
The Bookshop A compelling performance by Emily Mortimer as a middle-aged woman who makes a courageous move. You
The Miseducation of Cameron Post A sensitive exploration of sexuality, spirituality, and self-determination. Questing
Christopher Robin Charming story about an adult rediscovering his inner child. Play
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society An adaptation of the bestselling novel about how books connect and inspire us. Connections
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