Film Reviews

Free Solo An intimately affecting nail-biter of a rock-climbing documentary. Questing
The Charmer (Charmoren) A spare psychological thriller chronicling an immigrant’s desperate attempt to belong, thrive, and connect. Questing
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
Liyana A documentary on the storytelling process combined with a incredibly moving animated tale of an empowered African girl. Questing
Mirai An entertaining animated film about a young boy adjusting to a new baby with the help of his ancestors. Love
22 July A thought-provoking drama about the reactions to a lone terrorist who kills 77 people in Norway in 2011. Shadow
Mary Queen of Scots A fascinating costume drama propelled by a poignant performance by Saoirse Ronan. Shadow
Of Fathers and Sons A rare opportunity to see how boys are immersed in violence and trained to become killers by a terrorist group. Shadow
A Private War The life and work of an award-winning female war correspondent whose zeal for the truth made her into a fearless person. Meaning
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
Springsteen on Broadway A breathtaking personal tribute by the songwriter/storyteller to the spirituality of place, relationships, and service. Teachers
The Dawn Wall A suspenseful rock-climbing documentary with the power to lift spirits. Questing
Suspiria A wildly grandiose thriller packed with heady commentary on individual and collective guilt and shame. Shadow
Love, Gilda Informative and emotionally touching documentary about the beloved comedian. You
Bohemian Rhapsody A biopicture that is all about the music of Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury. Imagination
If Beale Street Could Talk A masterwork about resilient young love and the challenges faced by blacks in racist America. Love
What Will People Say A riveting drama about the toxic energy that fundamentalists can unleash on those they want to control. Justice
At Eternity's Gate A distinctly different biopicture that will evoke your empathy for Vincent Van Gogh. Imagination
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