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At The Movies

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

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...

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...

Films both 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...

People on the Brink: At The Movies

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...

At the Movies

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...

At The Movies

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...

The Magic Flute

This great adventure starts with an unexpected pair: Tamino, a handsome young prince and Papageno, his silly bird-catcher sidekick. When the mysterious Queen of...

Culturfied Festival 

On Oct. 14, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Ronald Reagan Building &International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, over 30 embassies will showcase...