Hard times are good times for Auralia’s Colors

The people of House Abascar have been betrayed by false promises and robbed of colors, robbed of hope. But there are rumors of a girl in the woods who gathers colors that no one else has ever seen. And now, you can hear those colors. During these stay-at-home days, you're invited to a reading of Auralia's Colors.


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In the midst of trouble and grief… a joyous day!

Celebrate with people from 40 countries, in 25 language, as we announce the Good News to the world.


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Before Mulan… we had Whale Rider.

Before you see Niki Caro's reinvention of Mulan, discover her 2003 film about another young female hero who subverts the expectations of her people and overturns restrictive patriarchal traditions.


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Vagabond (1985)

My enthusiasm for Agnes Varda's documentaries has prompted many to recommend her narrative features. This week, I caught up with Vagabond.


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The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)

Joe Cornish's latest is something less than a chip off the ol' Attack the Block.


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Let the Corpses Tan (2019)

Dazzling and hyperviolent, Let the Corpses Tan is one of the most creative thrillers I've seen in years. But take a note of heavy caution: It's also upsettingly graphic.


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El Sur (1983)

In which I catch up with a 1983 masterpiece — a father-daughter dance for the ages.


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Strange Negotiations (2019)

Brandon Vedder's portrait of David Bazan follows the rock star through harrowing experiences of fear, doubt, betrayal, and self-discovery.


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Knife in the Water (1962)

Another in my "Less than 500 words" reviews: I finally caught up with Roman Polanski's breakout thriller.


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A Hidden Life (2019)

A Hidden Life is a movie that I wish every moviegoer in the world would experience on the big screen while they have the chance. But I'm also holding back from what feels to me like excessive praise.


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