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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,...

At The Movies: Art and Soul

The New Bauhaus The German Bauhaus (roughly “building-house) was a touchstone for 20th C. Western art, architecture. and design. It was founded after WWI by...

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...