Movie Review: High Noon

Movie Review: High Noon

United Artists’ High Noon (1952) is a lightning rod of controversy. This compelling movie was made with the best talents and its taut, purpose-driven plot gains and keeps attention. Any honest appraisal must account for its flaws, too. I recently saw it again at...
Movie Review: A Dog’s Purpose

Movie Review: A Dog’s Purpose

A Dog’s Purpose is a wonderfully rendered fairy tale from Hollywood’s most magical filmmaker. I laughed, I cried, and I thought about “the meaning of life” as the opening line of the movie asks the audience to do. This is such a rare...
Interview: Theodore Melfi on Hidden Figures

Interview: Theodore Melfi on Hidden Figures

Scott Holleran talks with ‘Hidden Figures’ writer and director Theodore Melfi in an exclusive interview about racism, exceptionalism, the story, script, score, meaning and production on the day he attended a White House screening as the First Lady’s invited guest.