Film Reviews

The Operative An espionage story that gets us wondering who we trust and why. Questing
A Girl From Mogadishu Inspiring story of a true activist and exemplar of bearing witness. You
Astronaut Sweet story of an old man who never gives up on a dream. Yearning
Sea of Shadows A documentary that unreels like an action thriller to tell the story of attempts to save the vaquita porpoise from extinction. Reverence
Rosie Moving drama about a suddenly homeless family dealing with the challenges of this increasingly common situation. Compassion
Wild Rose Surprising story of a Scottish single mother who aspires to be a Nashville singing star. Yearning
The Chambermaid Slice-of-life film about a young maid at a luxury hotel coping with and rising above the messiness of her work life. You
Jirga A powerful story of a soldier seeking to make amends who turns his enemies into friends. Forgiveness
Sides of a Horn A powerful short film that explains the conflict between poachers and rangers over rhinos in Africa. Reverence
Phil Dramedy about a depressed middle-ager who tries to unravel the mysteries of life. X-The Mystery
Skin in the Game A sobering portrait of human trafficking for sex in suburban United States. Shadow
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
The Last Black Man in San Francisco A uniquely affecting meditation on race, gentrification, and belonging. Transformation
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
Wild Nights With Emily A spirited romp through the hidden life of an elusive artist. Love
Tolkien An engaging biopicture that hints at the origins of the themes and style of The Lord of the Rings. Imagination
Family A comedy about a workaholic loner who discovers that she and her niece are not really losers. Transformation
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