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Two Films from Real Events: One a Hijacking Suspenser; the Other a...

The Death of Stalin British writer/director Armando Iannucci is best known for his caustic HBO comedy series, “Veep.” He also scored with the droll feature...

Two Films: Brits Behaving Badly and Bits from the American Songbook

The Party Versatile British writer-director Sally Potter has made only eight feature films over 35 years; films that have received radically varied critical assessments.  Her...

Two Films for the New Year: The American Western Revived and...

Hostiles They used to be standard fare in movie houses: “classic” Westerns, typically featuring laconic heroes, stoic sidekicks, cavalry units, Indian attacks, ladies in distress,...

Two Steadfast Ladies Shine: One Changing the Newspaper Game and One...

‘The Post’ Steven Spielberg’s last DC-based movie was a triumph: “Lincoln” in 2012. It featured a stirring historical moment, showing, in the battle for the...

Three New Movies: One Story of Revenge, Two Others of Redemption

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri “Three Billboards” feels like witnessing a new Coen Brothers film, most particularly “Fargo.” It has the small-town Midwest vibe, the...

Movies This Month: Both High Crimes and High Art

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House A movie about Washington’s most abiding secret—the identity of Watergate’s “Deep Throat”—arrives in Peter Landesman’s...