Film Reviews

And Breathe Normally A moving story that showcases the need for openness and hospitality in our increasingly constricted world. Openness
Birds of Passage (Pájaros de Verano) A harrowing interrogation of capitalism and colonialism infecting an indigenous culture. Questing
Sorry Angel (Plaire, amer et courir vite) An exquisite exploration of unexpected love in a time of illness and loss. Love
The Heiresses (Las Herederas) A delicate and reserved portrait of later-life transformation. Transformation
The Image Book (Le livre d’Image) A maddening and mesmerizing interrogation of the spiritual crisis haunting our current world. Attention
Capernaum (Capharnaüm) A thoroughly absorbing tale of poverty, determination, and faith as equal parts resistance and resurrection. Hope
Sicilian Ghost Story A haunting tale of love that transcends horror. Love
Cold War (Zimna wojna) A passionate, episodic journey through the freezing and thawing of a couple and a continent. Yearning
Roma A cinematic valentine to a Mexican maid whose kindness has a positive impact on all those around her. Kindness
What Will People Say A riveting drama about the toxic energy that fundamentalists can unleash on those they want to control. Justice
Happy As Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) A symbol-filled fable fixated on innocence, holiness, and inhumanity. X-The Mystery
Border (Gräns) A breathtakingly bizarre parable about belonging. Transformation
Burning (Beoning) An ambiguous morality tale about love, loss, class, and jealousy. Yearning
Museo (Museum) An unconventional heist film with humor, heart, and smarts to spare. Yearning
I Am Not a Witch An assured and surreal interrogation of misogyny and superstition. Transformation
The Cakemaker A subtle, unexpected love story steeped in pain. Love
Memoir of War (La Douleur) An emotionally intelligent French film about a woman dealing with the losses of wartime. Love
The Swan (Svanurinn) A sober-minded and intense girl in Iceland deals with epiphanies about adults and nature. Transformation
In the Last Days of the City An earnest and imaginative look at a filmmaker in Cairo who is struggling to make a tribute to the city. Kindness
First They Killed My Father A deeply human study of the Cambodian genocide and the brave survival of one little girl. Attention
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