Film Reviews

Murder on the Orient Express A detective story that questions easy distinctions between right and wrong. Questing
The Florida Project A vibrant portrait that shows us from a child's point of view how play and enthusiasm can be ways to survive poverty. Play
Thelma Mesmerizing drama about a female college student struggling with sexual repression and wounds afflicted on her soul. Love
God's Own Country A gay love story that reveals the beauty of a landscape and acts of mercy. Love
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold A portrait of essayist Joan Didion and her self-respect. Imagination
Lucky The poignant story of the spiritual journey of a nonagenarian facing changes in his daily life. Questing
11/8/16 Thought-provoking documentary by 18 directors on the drama, the varied political talk of citizens, and the surprises of Election Day 2016. Meaning
Faces Places A playful and wonder-drenched documentary about an unusual creative collaboration. Imagination
Félicité A drama about how music eases the pain of a seasoned survivor struggling with some unexpected challenges. Love
Bill Nye: Science Guy An edifying glimpse into the life and work of a TV celebrity now passionately sounding the alarm about climate change. Questing
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) A hard-hitting dramedy about the emotional fireworks set off by anger. Shadow
Motherland An eye-opening documentary about the plight of poor women giving birth in the busiest maternity ward in the world. Nurturing
Jane A soul-stirring cinematic tribute to Jane Goodall and her reverence for chimpanzees. Reverence
The Great Day Documentary about four children who test their bodies, minds, and spirits in pursuit of their dreams. Nurturing
Human Flow A meditative and visually stunning overview of the plight of refugees around the world. Compassion
Monogamish A documentary about the quest for love in monogamy and other options. Love
Goodbye Christopher Robin Sobering biodrama about a successful writer who learns that you can't always get what you want. Love
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
Take My Nose... Please! A wide-ranging purview of plastic surgery, conveyed through the stories of the many female comedians who have tried it. Transformation
Earth: One Amazing Day A beautifully photographed documentary with amazing footage of animals illustrating the survival of the fittest. Openness
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