Film Reviews

Sanditon An eight-part version of Jane Austen's last novel, a love story and women's lib tale set in a seaside resort. Love
Another Day of Life An animated documentary presenting a journalist's poignant perspectives on the horrors of war. Shadow
The Woman Who Loves Giraffes A profile of a researcher whose studies of giraffes in the wild put her in the same league as Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey. Reverence
Little Women The classic novel creatively recast as an exploration of sisterhood and the family as a school of love. Love
1917 An uncommonly good antiwar film about two British soldiers in World War I sent on a mission of mercy. Shadow
Hala A coming-of-age story carried by the grace, sensitivity and emotional intelligence of the young actress Geraldine Viswanathan. You
Toy Story 4 The latest adventure from a franchise that encourages us to find and express our purpose in life. Play
Invisible Life (A Vida Invisivel de Euridice Gusmao) A beautiful tribute to the enduring love of sisters. Love
The Two Popes An enlightening drama about the humanity and differing visions for the church of Pope Benedict and Pope Francis. Faith
Marriage Story Portrait of an unsatisfying marriage and a messy and sad divorce. Transformation
The Report The story of the long Congressional investigation into the CIA use of torture with suspected terrorists. Meaning
A Hidden Life An immersive story of a conscientious objector to the Nazis, his wife who supported him, and the community who didn't. Peace
Ximei An affecting portrait of a fierce social justice fighter. Justice
Dark Waters A chronicle of courageous and tenacious investigations by a lawyer into harm caused by unregulated DuPont chemicals. Justice
The Irishman A drama with three great performances which almost rise above the retread of a screenplay. Shadow
Little Joe Happiness is just a whiff away or is it? Joy
63 Up The latest in a series of documentaries that enrich our sense of what it means to be human. You
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la Jeune Fil… A sensitive and exhilarating period piece about forbidden love. Love
The Aeronauts A thrilling ballooning adventure with a feisty and flamboyant performance by Felicity Jones. Questing
Honey Boy A semi-autobiographical exorcism of personal pain from an elusive film star. Shadow
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