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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: 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...

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...
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