Film Reviews

Tolkien An engaging biopicture that hints at the origins of the themes and style of The Lord of the Rings. Imagination
My Son (Mon Garcon) A throttling study of the toxic dynamics of anger. Shadow
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
Long Shot A raucous and rambunctious rom-com that makes some good points about gender equality. Listening
The River and the Wall A remarkable documentary that gives us hope that young people documenting the consequences of a border wall will make a difference. Hope
Sauvage/Wild A uniquely moving tale of a sex worker’s search for connection. Connections
Knock Down the House A brisk and meaningful look at four women running to change American politics. Questing
Hesburgh Fascinating documentary about a religious leader who was a master of human relations. Teachers
A Fortunate Man (Lykke-Per) The visions, flaws, and setbacks of a gifted young man who wants to be a Master of the Universe. You
High Life A dreamlike spaceship thriller built to confound. Shadow
Us A terrifying trip through a funhouse looking glass. Shadow
Peterloo A mesmerizing historical drama about democratic fervor met with ruthless brutality. Shadow
Red Joan True story of an English woman who questions the way governments go about national security. Peace
Transit An elusive but effective exploration of migration and liminal space. Questing
Pig (Khook) A pitch-black comedic skewering of modern culture and artistic ego. Shadow
Mary Magdalene A creative, relevant, and reverent film about Mary Magdalene, a deeply spiritual woman for all ages. Transformation
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote A picaresque and quixotic tale about a filmmaker transformed into a dreamer. Transformation
Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story Top-drawer documentary on the African-American mystic, pastor, and spiritual mentor to leaders in the civil rights movement. Justice
The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Agaci) A slow-paced, soul-searching character study. Connections
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