By Randal C. Hill  “Arthur the King” has nothing to do with the mythological king of Britain. Rather, it’s about a dog—and friendship and resilience and companionship. The story is based on a 2017 true-life adventure book called “Arthur: The...
By Randal C. Hill  Marvin Hamlisch, who was responsible for writing the music to Barbra Streisand’s “The Way We Were,” used to utter an unusual prayer. Starting in 1964, when he was 20 years of age, he would privately plead,...
By Randal C. Hill   Can food represent both love and nourishment? According to the film “The Taste of Things,” the answer is obviously “yes.”  The opening scene of Tran Anh Hung’s quiet little movie runs 38 minutes and involves few words....
By Randal C. Hill  The first order of business here is to not be put off by the title of this worthwhile little gem of a film.  The ravishing English actor Daisy Ridley is all but unrecognizable in "Sometimes I Think...
By Randal C. Hill  Brian Grazer, one of the producers of the forthcoming “Candy Cane Lane,” can hardly contain his enthusiasm when he gushes, “I can’t wait for the world to see Candy Cane Lane! I’ve wanted to make a...
By Randal C. Hill  Mark November 2 in red ink on your calendar. That’s when Netflix begins its four-hour epic “All the Light We Cannot See,” a wartime thriller from Idaho writer Anthony Doerr, whose Pulitzer Prize winning book has...
Movie Preview: “Ordinary Angels”  By Randal C. Hill  “Ordinary Angels” is based on a true story of Sharon Steves (Hilary Swank), a recovering alcoholic hairdresser in small-town Kentucky. When she is told, “Find a reason to be here that’s bigger than...
By Randal C. Hill  Blaxploitation movies – the term is a blending of the words “black” and “exploitation” – emerged in the early 1970s. They followed Hollywood’s rethinking of race relations in films, with black characters (finally) being offered as...
By Randal C. Hill  It’s hard to dream of becoming a professional baseball player when you can barely walk, but that didn’t stop Rickey Hill.   The true-life sports drama “The Hill” was written by Angelo Pizzo, who penned the script for...
By Randal C. Hill  This summer, Tom Cruise is back on the big screen as international spy Ethan Hunt for the seventh “Mission: Impossible,” this one subtitled Dead Reckoning Part One. Part Two will appear in June 2024.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avz06PDqDbM Christopher McQuarrie writes,...
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