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  • Planes, Trains and Mayflower Ships: Films for Thanksgiving0

    Sometime in the next few days, TV listings and internet sites will begin to burst with Christmas-film suggestions. But before we get swept away in a flood of Scrooges, wonderful lives and Red Ryder BB guns, how about a few films for Thanksgiving? Here’s a six-course movie-meal for the upcoming holiday: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

  • Encores and New Horizons Band

    Encores and New Horizons Band0

    “Encores” is the Williamsport version of New Horizons Band, an international organization offering “entry points to music-making for adults, including those with no musical experience.” That’s from the NHB mission statement, which also invites older folks who once played an instrument but haven’t done so since they were young. And it even covers those who

  • The Other “Tom Terrific”: A Few of Cruise’s Offbeat Winners0

    Early fall is typically a dead time at the movies. So now that Tom Cruise’s latest vehicle is no longer showing, your Webb critic offers a few of the actor’s other titles to tide you over till Kenneth Branagh’s “Haunting in Venice,” Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” and Ridley Scott’s “Napoleon” later this

  • “Barbie”: Worse Than Weird0

    I was prepared to find “Barbie” somewhat silly, perhaps even weird or surreal. But I did not expect it to be so politically ambitious, so morally bankrupt — or so utterly infuriating. While the summer’s surprise smash-hit has a couple of worthy features, it is little more than a feminist rant: shrill, shallow, preachy, propagandistic

  • Oppenheimer: 18 Reasons – and Then Some0

    Here are 17 reasons to see “Oppenheimer”: Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Kenneth Branagh, Florence Pugh, Josh Hartnett, Matthew Modine, Jason Clarke, Casey Affleck, Rami Malek, Tom Conti, Alden Ehrenreich, Dane DeHaan, Benny Safdie, David Krumholtz, Gary Oldman and Robert Downey Jr. But here’s another reason that is even more important: Christopher Nolan. The

  • Ford Explorer: In Search of the Actor’s Finest Roles0

    Last week, your Webb critic honored the passing of Alan Arkin with a selection from that actor’s sprawling filmography. In this issue, with the fifth Indiana Jones film still going strong, we’ll pay similar homage to Harrison Ford — though happily, he remains very much alive. Side-stepping blockbusters, let’s highlight 10 of Ford’s lesser-known titles


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