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Exploring Love, Death, and Time in Collateral Beauty

  (L-r) WILL SMITH as Howard and HELEN MIRREN as Brigitte in New Line Cinemas’, Village Roadshow Pictures' and Warner Bros. Pictures' ensemble drama “COLLATERAL BEAUTY,” a Warner Bros Pictures release. Photo by Barry Wetcher If death sat on the bench next to us at the dog park and struck up a conversation, [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Film|0 Comments

Seed: The Untold Story Film Review

Vandana Shiva is one of the seed experts and activists featured in the film Seed: The Untold Story Seeds? I thought I knew the whole story: GMOs, Monsanto, the massive Norwegian seed bank. Yet there’s so much more including the true diversity of seeds, the beauty, their essentialness, their history through hybridization, the [...]

By | September 30th, 2016|Film|0 Comments

Milton’s Secret Film Review

The film Milton's Secret is based on a children's book by Eckhart Tolle Milton’s Secret is a story about survival during the difficult middle school years, when bullying runs rampant and children begin to understand their own family’s dynamics. The protagonist Milton is portrayed by William Ainscough as a thoughtful, gentle suburban child [...]

By | September 29th, 2016|Film|0 Comments

Milton’s Secret Film Exclusive Clip Released

Beloved and renowned teacher and writer Eckhart Tolle's 2008 children's book Milton's Secret translates the concepts of The Power of Now for the real-life struggles of kids and families. The film adaptation will be released September 30. We've released an exclusive clip from the film. William Ainscough and Donald Sutherland star in Milton's Secret [...]

By | September 23rd, 2016|Film|0 Comments

The Sea of Trees Film Review

There is a spiritual take on The Sea of Trees Gus Van Sant is a powerful director who tackles our human inner turmoil in films such as My Own Private Idaho and now The Sea of Trees. With these stories, Van Sant gets inside the mind of the characters, to the point where you viscerally [...]

By | August 17th, 2016|Film|0 Comments

Gleason Film Review

Former NFL player Steve Gleason set out to make a lasting impression for his son: to impart what fatherhood means and to teach his son about the priorities of life. So, he started a video blog where he directly spoke to his unborn son through the eye of the camera. Director Clay Tweel then crafted [...]

By | July 27th, 2016|Film|0 Comments

Captain Fantastic Film Review

Matt Ross, an actor known these days for his role as Gavin Belson in the TV show Silicon Valley, is also a surprisingly deft director and screenplay writer. In his second feature, he has created a populous, intelligent, and heartfelt film titled Captain Fantastic. While the film may be a conventional intergenerational family drama-comedy at [...]

By | July 16th, 2016|Film|0 Comments

Life, Animated Film Review

Owen Suskind is an unlikely film protagonist: autistic, dreamy, awkward, yet genuinely innocent and enthusiastic. The documentary Life, Animated follows this extraordinary young man on the brink of college graduation and independent living, while unveiling his life-long challenges and how he continues to creatively overcome them. This is a modern-day coming-of-age with a twist. At [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|Film|1 Comment

Documentary Film Gurukulam Depicts Ashram Life

  Curl up with a cup of warm hot tea and steep yourself in this meditative and intimate documentary about day to day life in a Vedantic ashram in a remote part of India. Filmed partly ‘cinema verite’ style (where the camera attempts to just be an observer and not comment or lead the viewer [...]

By | June 8th, 2016|Film|0 Comments

Dying to Know Film Review

I’m sitting watching the documentary film Dying to Know on my computer with earbuds in, tears streaming down my face. My daughter walks by, and smiles sympathetically (she’s used to seeing me cry). “Good movie?” she asks? “Good movie,” I reply. This documentary is indeed a magnificently moving and sometimes hilarious tribute to the relationship between Ram [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|Film|0 Comments