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The Movies That Got Away

With this column, I again highlight several “Movies That Got Away,” feature films (from 2021) less noticed or hyped upon release. This selection avoids...

A Rundown on Some Notable Films for the Holidays

This month’s column offers filmgoers a preview of upcoming major films—mainstream and indie—coming out during the holiday season, films that may likely contend for...

The Good Boss

As a genre, workplace movies have made only a marginal impression over decades of cinema. (by “workplace” I mean factory or manufacturing settings, not...

At the Movies: A British Charmer & a Troubling Documentary On...

“Phantom of the Open”  How often do you see a comedy movie about golf? Recent years have seen a few popular US movies like the...

Two New Pictures: A French Bagatelle and an Old School Western

“The Rose Maker” Arriving just in time for spring comes a new French crowd-pleaser, all about roses ‒ and the people who love and grow...

Two Dramas: One Utterly Restrained, One Relentlessly Gripping

Mothering Sunday Many English novels of the 20th C. had a restrained, guarded tone, where disclosures and motives were quietly or elliptically revealed: dramas of...

Movies: A Look at an American Prison Tragedy

Every year during Oscar season, Academy voters come up with a winning list of five films for the Best Feature Documentary category. Here are...

A Lively New Period Musical and Some Stunning Documentaries

Cyrano “Cyrano de Bergerac,”  a 1897 drama by Edmund Rostand has had dozens of iterations with its evergreen tale of unrequited love. Its latest movie...

Spanish Film Icon Comes up with Another Winner

Spanish writer-director Pedro Almodovar continues to amaze with his latest effort, “Parallel Mothers,” a touching and brilliantly realized film that brings him back to...

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...