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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...

People on the Brink

East of the Mountains This is a film as character study. An older man at an end-of-life crossroads contemplates his own demise in a world...

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...

Two Epics: A Western Turn by Tom Hanks and a Cine-Bio...

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...

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...

Second Look: An Annual Survey of Overlooked Films

With this column (usually appearing in September but this year delayed a month), I again nominate several “Movies That Got Away,” feature films (from...

Two Lively Documentaries —With Southern Accents

Flannery For a writer now so critically acclaimed, novelist and short story writer Flannery O’Connor (1924-1964) has never been the subject of a major film...
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