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At the Movies: Two Major Directors’ Latest

“The French Dispatch” From director Wes Anderson comes his 10th feature, “The French Dispatch,” which he has described as “a love letter to journalists set...

Two Autumn Films

“Worth” follows the horrific 9/11 attacks, after Congress has appointed renowned mediator Kenneth Feinberg (Michael Keaton) to lead the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund,...

Second Look: An Annual Survey of Overlooked Films

With this annual column, I again nominate several “Movies That Got Away,” feature films (from 2020) less noticed or hyped upon release. This selection...

At The Movies: Films Current and Historic

Storm Lake Here’s a paean to journalism, old style.  It’s also a near obituary for shoe leather journalism as it was practiced, especially in America’s...

Saudi Movie a Breakthrough for Female Director

The  Perfect Candidate The world is changing—specifically in Saudi Arabia—in the new film “The Perfect Candidate,” the illuminating story of a partially liberated young woman...

Conflict Internal and International

The Father A much-acclaimed drama of 2012, “The Father,” examining the world of dementia, has been lauded in theaters around the world, and has now...

Contrasts: End-of-Life Road Trip and Farm Life of a Korean-American Family

Supernova An up-close-and-personal examination of dementia may not be everyone’s idea of a fun movie, but the new film “Supernova,” written and directed by Harry...

Quiet Dignity on the Plains, an Irish Romance and a Musical...

Nomadland In recent years, there has been a burst of earnest documentaries telling stories, usually bleak, about the demise of the American working class, our...

Two Epics: A Tom Hanks Western and a Citizen...

News of the World “News of the World” is an American western co-written and directed by Paul Greengrass. It follows a laconic Civil War veteran (Tom Hanks) who decides to return a young...

New Films from England and Romania

Ammonite It might seem like slim pickings to make a movie drama out of the limited, but productive, life of a woman obsessed since youth...
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