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Tommy Lee Jones does not suffer fools gladly, or at all. At a junket for some movie whose title is now lost to the sands of time, he took down a Canadian critic—also long gone—...
Starring Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank. Rating unavailable. As most farmers and ranchers know, but don’t always admit, women do much of the heavy lifting—doubly so when the...
A documentary by Margy Kinmonth. Rated G. No other museum in the world can boast a back story as rich and full of fatal drama as that of St. Petersburg’s Hermitage. I mean, the...
Directed by Jon Stewart. Starring Gael García Bernal. Rated PG. In 2009, just after the rigged elections in Iran triggered mass protests and a murderous government response,...
Featuring Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald. In English, Portuguese, and German, with English subtitles. Rated PG. The various government and corporate interests tracking where...
Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. Rated G. Biopics are by nature reductive enterprises, even more so when the subject is still alive. Of course, there’s no way to...
Directed by Ron Mann. Rating unavailable. This swift overview of Robert Altman’s phenomenal, if uneven, career is too general for Altman adherents while pointing to specifics...
Directed by William H. Macy. Starring Billy Crudup. Rated PG. After an impressive launch, William H. Macy’s first shot at feature-film directing gradually drifts off course...
An unusually diverse lineup marks this year’s installment of the Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, happening November 6 to 13, mostly at the Fifth Avenue Cinemas. Along with films...
Directed by Isao Takahata. In Japanese, with English subtitles. Rating unavailable. For a compressed tour of Japanese culture at its most lively and soulfully refined, you won’t...

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