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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 On 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...

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...

Two Political Animals: Election Contention and A Political Paradigm

Written in a politically-conscious town, this column searches regularly for movies covering political campaigns, a common theme for film dramas because they feature a...

Scribblers and Scandals: Journalism in the Movies

With movie houses still closed, the Hill Rag offers another selection of recent movies to watch while warming the couch. This month’s theme is...