Movie Reviews

Our Friend Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Cancer drama shows power of unconditional love; swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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Winterkeep: Graceling Realm, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fascinating fantasy high in discussion-worthy sex content.
By Kristin Cashore
(2021)
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Shine Until Tomorrow Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lots of heart, silly time travel in divorce-themed tale.
By Carla Malden
(2021)
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Love Sarah Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Half-baked British dramedy about grief, friends, and cakes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Ultimate Playlist of Noise Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Mature themes, drinking, language in teen tearjerker.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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Secrets of Sulphur Springs TV Poster Image
age 9+
Chilling mystery series is lots of fun, has some scares.
Network: Disney Channel
(2021)
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Esme & Roy: Holiday Spirit/Snow Worries TV Poster Image
age 3+
Mindful monster cuteness, fun in winter-themed special.
Network: HBO Max
(2020)
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Squish TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Grade school amoeba friends are silly, so-so role models.
Network: HBO Max
(2021)
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Clues to the Universe Book Poster Image
age 8+
Two friends look for fathers, reach for stars in brave tale.
By Christina Li
(2021)
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Concrete Rose Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Suspenseful novel about teen father shows empathy, humor.
By Angie Thomas
(2021)
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WolfWalkers: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 8+
Daring Irish girls use magic to save wolves in lively tale.
By Samuel Sattin, Tomm Moore
(2020)
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Love Monster TV Poster Image
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age 3+
Friendly beast teaches preschoolers how to manage emotions.
Network: HBO Max
(2020)
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Stars Fell on Alabama Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Boozy "culture clash" romcom has innuendo, implied sex.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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Beautiful Something Left Behind Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant documentary about kids coping with grief.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2021)
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If Not Now, When? Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Black women lead so-so friendship drama with mature content.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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The Reason I Jump Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Powerful, insightful docu about people with autism.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2021)
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Pinkfong Wonderstar TV Poster Image
age 4+
Cute animated show emphasizes social-emotional themes.
Network: YouTube
(2020)
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The Great Gatsby: A Graphic Novel Adaptation Book Poster Image
age 14+
Abstract adaptation captures energy, debauchery of Jazz Age.
By F. Scott Fitzgerald, K. Woodman-Maynard
(2021)
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The Lion of Mars Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Tween sci-fi adventure shows value of community.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2021)
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Unplugged Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Kids shake up tech-free wellness resort in fast-moving romp.
By Gordon Korman
(2021)
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