Les Miserables (2018)

The epic story of an ex-convict, set free by the grace of a cleric, yet pursued as a criminal by a cruel policeman while protecting an orphan girl.

The Mission (1986)

I recommend “The Mission” as a great film and as a key history lesson as the world explores peacemaking in Latin America, once again. Click the image to read my entire review.

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete

Left alone in the impoverished Brooklyn projects when their dug-addicted mothers are taken away b the police, a 14 year-old African American boy unwillingly becomes the care-giver of an 8 year-old Korean American boy. Dodging the police and gang members, they must survive the hot summer by their wits and pluck.

Short Term 12

Grace, a compassionate caregiver at a facility for troubled youth bonds with a newcomer who has suffered from an abusive father, just as she had. As a wounded healer Grace also needs help so she can move on and open herself up to the man she loves.

Terraferma

A Sicilian family, at odds over how to cope with the changing times, must decide whether to help a group of African illegal immigrants whom the grandfather has rescued at sea.