Movie Reviews

1776 Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Engaging historical musical has some bawdy humor, language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1972)
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The Grapes of Wrath Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Classic John Steinbeck adaptation is still powerful.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1940)
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The Book of Negroes Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Riveting slavery epic is artful, sobering, and inspiring.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Room Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Difficult-to-watch but beautifully performed survival tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Roots (2016) Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Reimagined slave epic is violent but stirs worthy questions.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Bel Canto Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Powerful drama has language, some upsetting violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Testament of Youth Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Heartrending WWI drama has heavy content, strong heroine.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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So B. It Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Beautiful coming-of-age drama tackles tough topics.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Sophie's Choice Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Tragic post-WWII tale has violence, death, and cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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The Girl Without Hands Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Hand-drawn Brothers Grimm retelling is dark, powerful.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Before I Fall Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Mix of iffy behavior, strong messages in well-acted YA tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Their Finest Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Sparkling WWII drama offers different take on toll of war.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Hate U Give Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful, thought-provoking drama about race, activism.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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A Monster Calls Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Heartrending adaptation explores the enormity of grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Mountain Between Us Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Mountain trek peril in non-scary but well-acted romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Denial Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Compelling film about truth deals with intense subject.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Ashes in the Snow Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
True-to-book WWII adaptation is violent, sad, emotional.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Swing Kids Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense conflict in coming-of-age movie set in Nazi Germany.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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