The Half of It (2020)

Chinese American Ellie is an outsider at high school who writes love letters & texts for shy Paul who is in love with Astrid. Ellie also is attracted to Astrid. The tale ends in friendship & new purpose for each of the 3.

Adu (2020)

Three stories set in Africa are entertwined–a 6-year-old Cameroon refugee boy flees from poachers who have killed his mother; a border guard struggles with his conscience when a colleague causes the death of a refugee; an animal rights advocate struggles with his temper and his druggie daughter.

Toy Story 4 (2019)

Disney-Pixar have created a delightful road-trip film about toy friendship & other-concern that are thrilling, funny and offer life lessons for all.

The Bookshop (2017)

I discovered the wonders of bookshops while still a middle schooler in Indianapolis, so I was absorbed from the very beginning by Spanish director Isabel Coixet’s film. Adapted by the director from a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald, the story is set in 1959 in the fictional town of Hardborough on the coast of Suffolk. The …