The Harmonists (Comedian Harmonists)

The Harmonists is a German made film that begins in 1927 and runs till 1934, dealing directly with the impact of the Nazis on the lives of the principal characters, members of a popular and very successful singing group, the Comedian Harmonists. The director/executive producer of the  ...

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

In 1947 the Brooklyn Dodgers broke baseball's color barrier when they brought Jackie Robinson into the major leagues. The same year saw the retirement of Hank Greenberg who was the first great Jewish superstar. Hank consoled Jackie that year, pushed him to persevere, and assured him things would work  ...

Hannibal

There was no reason to expect much from Hannibal. Nothing about it suggested that it might be interesting: it's the unnecessary sequel to Silence of the Lambs, an intelligent and sturdily crafted film. It's drawn from a universally reviled book. And it's directed by the bombastic Ridley Scott. The  ...

The Haunting

The trailers alone are a tip-off that The Haunting is more of a date flick than a genuine horror film, but this movie postpones surrendering to its own junky instincts for a surprisingly long time. The Haunting is director Jan de Bont’s remake of the 1963 movie  ...

Hideous Kinky

. My movie friend, the Romantic Comedy Wimp, with whom I saw Gillies Mackinnon's new film Hideous Kinky, loved it. Since it had beautiful scenery (filmed in Morocco in palettes of glorious yellow and burnt orange), mystical music from the 60s and 70s including one of my favorite Richie Havens  ...

High Fidelity

Noting that pop music is a lot about heartbreak, misery, and loss, Rob (John Cusack) addresses the movie audience directly and muses, "Do I like pop music because I'm miserable or am I miserable because I listen to pop music?" The tone is thus set for High  ...

Hilary and Jackie

Hilary and Jackie is based on the book by Hilary du Pre recounting the story of her life and that of her sister, the cellist Jacqueline. As young children the sisters were very close; their emotional bond is described as so close that they claimed telepathic powers between them.  ...

Himalaya – l’enfance d’un chef

The very word of the title, Himalaya, evokes both exotic Eastern cultures and landscapes of impossibly high, snow-topped mountains. Both are offered generously in this visually stunning film made by Eric Valli, a Frenchman who has lived in Nepal since 1983. Valli's film grows out of his prior work  ...

His Secret Life (Le Fate Ignoranti)

Charcuterie Sampler: 1) Herbette: pheasant, pork, fennel and herbs as a rich country pate 2) Mousquetaire: a classic Gascon mix of duck, pork, prunes and Armagnac 3) Peppercorn: a silken poultry liver mousse, sparked with cracked black pepper DEAN & DELUCA - Purveyors of Fine Food, Wine and Kitchenware  ...