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  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★

    Sleek, controlled, trimmed, explosive

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★½

    Ever watch a film so beautiful your words can only detract from it?

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  • A Hidden Life

    A Hidden Life

    ★★★★★

    George Eliot wrote that "the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs." When this quote appears as the final line of A Hidden Life, it drops like a bomb. It functions as a hermeneutical key given only at the last possible moment, causing…

  • The Peanut Butter Falcon

    The Peanut Butter Falcon

    ★★★½

    Henri Nouwen was a Catholic priest and then a professor who left behind his high-paying academic career to live at L'Arche Daybreak, a community in Toronto where people with and without disabilities live together and support one another. He said this of the community:

    "Where there is reason for gratitude, there can always be found a reason for bitterness. It is here that we are faced with the freedom to make a decision. We can decide to be grateful or…