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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
91% The Trip to Greece (2020) The Trip films have a remarkable (and welcome) tonal consistency, and there's plenty here of those lively, escapist elements that have made these movies so charming and irresistible‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
100% Driveways (2019) There can be a very fine line between a movie that is delicate and understated and a movie that is lazy and undernourished. Ahn is slowly perfecting the former.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
57% The Mindfulness Movement (2020) As a film, The Mindfulness Movement is engaging, although it can get repetitive...‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
96% The Half of It (2020) It's so tenderhearted and transporting, its characters so likable, that you can't help but want to give the movie and everyone in it a big hug.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
85% Sea Fever (2020) Hardiman steers clear from spectacle, cheap thrills, and jump scares. Instead, she wisely builds suspense from uncertainty...‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
70% Trolls World Tour (2020) In the absence of inspiration, Trolls World Tour offers little more than speedy delivery, predictable world-building, and dutiful karaoke.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
46% To The Wonder (2013) Although the filmmaker often puts specifically Christian imagery into his film, his sensibility turns out to be more Zen: he can find manifestations of glory in both the noblest gesture and the darkest impulse. ‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
90% Hava Nagila: The Movie (2013) Grossman explores the song's history further, the film gains in power. A look at the unlikely journey of a song becomes an ennobling, occasionally troubling look at Jewish history, going back to the shtetls of Eastern Europe...‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
50% The Other Side of the Ice (2013) It is in these moments-contrasting human mutability with the awesome, almost absolute power of nature-that The Other Side of the Ice finds its true power...‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
81% Kon Tiki (2013) Although the film is replete with suspense, it's often at its best when playing the characters on the raft off one another. ‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
73% Sushi: The Global Catch (2012) Sushi: The Global Catch gains genuine immediacy. Like the best advocacy documentaries, it makes you leave the theater wanting to learn more about how you can help.‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
78% Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (2012) The approach is multipronged, but luckily, Escape Fire doesn't lose any of its urgency or power as a result.‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
55% Decoding Deepak (2012) Decoding Deepak is a loving film but also makes it clear that Deepak Chopra is enamored of the frenzy of his career.‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
96% Chasing Ice (2012) True, there's no blood this time around, no gruesome images of dolphins dying, but it could be argued that the supernaturally beautiful images that Balog (and, by extension, Orlowski) captures are even more despairing and alarming...‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
50% Doctored (2012) Sheehan's film doesn't quite scale beyond the chiropractor debate. ‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
100% Elemental (2013) Elemental is really about persistence: In these three approaches to monumental environmental concerns, what we're really seeing are three very different ways of solving a problem.‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
70% A Fierce Green Fire (2013) The results are beautiful, fascinating, and, understandably, messy. Not all of these people want the same thing, and sometimes their needs conflict with one another.‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
100% Free China: The Courage to Believe (2013) As it is, Free China is an interesting and moving film, but it is most likely preaching to the choir. ‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
No Score Yet Unacceptable Levels (2013) The film also possesses a sly, welcome wit. Those stylistic touches, as well as the director's own openness, lend this intriguing documentary a credibility that it otherwise might have lacked. ‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
75% Free The Mind (2013) Free the Mind is a film that practices the mindfulness it preaches. It's intimate, beautiful-and also, on some deep level, respectful.‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
80% Bidder 70 (2013) By keeping their focus on this remarkable, insightful figure, the Gages deliver a film that reflects the humanity of its subject.‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
88% Hannah Arendt (2013) Von Trotta, however, smartly focuses on a brief, pivotal moment in Arendt's career...‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
46% Zaytoun (2013) Zaytoun is a beautiful, touching film about two hardened souls who need each other far more than they're willing to let on.‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
80% Inuk (2013) The result is a deceptively stylish, powerful film about a corner of the world we rarely see.‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
56% GMO OMG (2013) Seifert's advocacy documentary GMO OMG isn't the first film to express concern over genetically modified crops. Nor, unfortunately, is it even close to being the best. ‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
83% Band Of Sisters (2014) Band of Sisters is an informative, engaging film that will change how you view these remarkable women, whose dedication to bettering their world comes as a logical extension of their religious beliefs.‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
71% Symphony Of The Soil (2013) The Symphony of the Soil may lose us a little along the way, but it's crystal clear about the importance of this precious natural resource.‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
91% Food Chains (2014) Good intentions are fine, but what's needed, the film argues, isn't charity-what's needed are decent, sustainable wages and responsible business practices. ‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
77% A Will For The Woods (2014) Will for the Woods intriguingly explores this growing world of green burials and some of the key figures in it. But at heart, it's Clark Wang's story.‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
76% Plot for Peace (2014) It's a remarkable story, one very few know about. This exciting documentary reclaims this man for history, while showing us how a belief in peace and diplomacy can sometimes make the impossible real.‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
78% The Connection (2015) A more sober exploration of this world would have been more effective in making this case to the skeptics-the very people who need to be convinced if this kind of more holistic thinking is to make inroads into the public at large. ‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
92% Pelican Dreams (2014) It's an engaging subject, but it would also be easy for it to become too dry and pedantic. Luckily, Irving has good cinematic instincts...‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
40% Faith Connections (2014) Faith Connections does occasionally lose focus. At the same time, the event lends a fascinating, otherworldly quality to what we're seeing onscreen; the images Nalin has gathered are beautiful and evocative.‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
17% Aloft (2015) The results are perplexing, and beautiful. Aloft is not easy to summarize, but it's even harder to forget.‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
50% The Human Experiment (2015) It's an effective movie for those of us in the choir. But the film's stylistic limitations might keep it from breaking out more widely. ‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
68% We Are The Giant (2014) Barker's documentary about the Arab Spring has a subtle conceit at its heart. ‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
89% Because I Was a Painter (2015) The film is beautiful, of course...But it's trying to do more than that: In all of these cases, there's a sense of art working at its highest level, trying to grapple with the most profound of experiences. ‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
96% The Armor Of Light (2015) Schenck is a sensitive and articulate guide to the issues at play here; he has a way of making his own questions resonate in the viewer's mind.‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
94% The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) (2015) This is a rapturous, unsettling movie about beauty, mystery, and unimaginable horror. ‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
No Score Yet The Human Face of Big Data (2014) ...it's hard not to feel that these concerns are given relatively short shrift. As the title indicates, this film very much wants us to see Big Data as our friend. It makes a good case, but it's only part of the picture. ‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
68% The Man Who Saved the World (2015) This is a strange movie. But it nevertheless brings to light a momentous act by a seemingly ordinary man.‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
44% Planetary (2015) The good news is that Planetary is a visual treat, and, for all the alarm it raises, it's ironically one of the more watchable works of its kind. ‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
17% Paulo Coelho's Best Story (2015) This biopic about the internationally best-selling writer of The Alchemist isn't quite the hagiography you might expect.‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
No Score Yet The Search for Freedom (2015) While what emerges at times resembles a particularly well-made infomercial-Snow is clearly preaching to a choir that adores these types of activities, not to mention these types of movies-it is undeniably entertaining, and surprisingly visceral. ‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
65% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2015) Taken as a whole, this is a unique work, full of enchanting, trippy passages that occasionally achieve moments of transcendent beauty. ‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
88% Natural Resistance (2015) Nossiter has a filmmaker's eye and ear, and he knows how to immerse us in this milieu.‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
72% He Named Me Malala (2015) Ultimately, this gentle documentary is less interested in the typical needs of drama and more in the patient, accepting demeanor of the remarkable young woman at its heart.‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
43% Shelter (2015) ...for much of its running time, it's a sharply observed, sensitively acted, moving little film.‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
56% This Changes Everything (2015) A provocative, important argument, but this is ultimately a confused film, trying to fuse several different stories-some of which would have made interesting stand-alone documentaries-into one worthy, but uneasy whole.‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
75% Catching the Sun (2016) This is an effective, concise film about the solar revolution, and anyone interested in the subject should find it well worth watching.‐ Spirituality & Health
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020