Film Reviews

Papi Chulo A sensitive portrait of urban loneliness. Love
Joy A grim portrait of migrant Nigerian prostitutes exploited in Austria. Shadow
Yesterday An imaginative movie about the magic of the Beatles' music. Imagination
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Enlightening and wide-ranging documentary on the life and work of the great African-American writer. Imagination
Ever After (Endzeit) A zombie fairy tale more interested in growth than gore. Shadow
The Edge of Democracy A hard-hitting documentary about the fall of democracy in Brazil. Meaning
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin S… A playful, rambling, and rousing rock music extravaganza. Questing
The Society A thought-provoking drama about youth facing the challenges of citizenship, community, and freedom. Hope
Our Time (Nuestro Tiempo) A quietly brutal interrogation of fidelity, power, and jealousy. Shadow
The Biggest Little Farm The hopeful story of a natural farm built on biodiversity and a recognition of interconnections, impermanence, and transformation. Transformation
The Name of the Rose A medieval whodunit with moral firepower that reflects a reverence for books. X-The Mystery
The Last Black Man in San Francisco A uniquely affecting meditation on race, gentrification, and belonging. Transformation
State of the Union Ten ten-minute films in which a couple grapples with the difficulties of maintaining an intimate relationship in our hurried times. Love
Booksmart A sassy teen comedy with extraordinary depth and flashes of brilliance. You
The Tomorrow Man A peculiar love story for the end times. Connections
The Lavender Scare Another shocking and horrific expose of American hatred and ignorance. Justice
Wild Nights With Emily A spirited romp through the hidden life of an elusive artist. Love
Non-Fiction A dramedy about all the ways digital technology is shaking the book publishing world to its core. Transformation
The Proposal A sophisticated documentary about architecture, power and control, and exquisite beauty. Imagination
Barbara Rubin and The Exploding NY Underground A fascinating portrait of a "larger than life" filmmaker and collaborator. You
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