Film Reviews

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
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
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
The Last Black Man in San Francisco A uniquely affecting meditation on race, gentrification, and belonging. Transformation
The Tomorrow Man A peculiar love story for the end times. Connections
Wild Nights With Emily A spirited romp through the hidden life of an elusive artist. Love
Family A comedy about a workaholic loner who discovers that she and her niece are not really losers. Transformation
Clara A close encounter with the ineffable mysteries of both human relationships and the universe. X-The Mystery
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