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  • Hadewijch

    The title of this 2009 French drama refers to both the 13th-century Catholic mystic and a doleful 21st-century virgin named after her (Julie Sokolowski), who's evicted from her rural convent for her excessive piety and self-abnegation. more...
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  • Haifa

    Except for the opening scene, when two Palestinian youths are seen fleeing Israeli soldiers, writer-director Rashid Masharawi refrains from dramatizing the usual adversarial encounters in this captivatingly elegiac 1996 film. more...
  • Hail Mary

    Blasphemy is just about the last thing on Jean-Luc Godard's mind in this modern-day (1985) transposition of the nativity story; just as he did in First Name: Carmen, Godard has placed a mythic story in a cramped everyday setting to see if there is still any connection between the immediate and the eternal, the flesh and the spirit, the purely fortuitous and the transcendently ordered. more...
  • Hair High

    Sort of a cross between Grease and stage-four cancer, Bill Plympton's latest animated grotesquerie (2005) takes place at a 50s high school where the girls wear gigantic bouffants and the boys' hairdos reach for the sky like rock formations in Monument Valley. more...
  • Hairspray (PG)

    John Waters's 1988 musical comedy set in 1962 Baltimore represented a good many firsts for the celebrated underground “bad taste” writer-director-producer: his biggest budget, his first period foray, his first PG-rated movie, and his first real brush with politics—the issue of integrating a local TV dance show in Baltimore during the height of the civil rights movement. more...
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  • Hairspray (PG)

    Adam Shankman's movie version of the Broadway hit—itself based on John Waters's 1988 film—satirizes prejudice about race, class, and physical appearance in 1962 Baltimore. more...
  • Half Moon

    Panoramic views of the Qandil Mountains supply the backdrop for this 2006 road movie about an elderly, revered Kurdish-Irani musician and his sons, bound for a concert in Kurdish Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein. more...
  • Half Nelson

    A triumph of affectionate and even passionate portraiture, this debut feature by cowriters Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden focuses on three complex characters: a politically radical junior high history teacher (Ryan Gosling) who's devoted to his work but also addicted to crack, a fearless 13-year-old student (Shareeka Epps) who stumbles onto his secret and forms an emotional bond with him, and a smooth local dealer (Anthony Mackie) who employed the student's brother before he went to jail and now wants to take her under his wing. more...
  • Halfaouine—Boy of the Terraces

    This lovely first feature from Tunisia (1990) is the work of Ferid Boughedir, the best-known film critic in the Arab world, whose documentaries Camera d'Afrique and Camera d'Arabe are models of their kind. more...
  • Hamlet

    Critic Robin Wood recently cited this stunning 1964 Russian version of Shakespeare's tragedy as the only one that “could be claimed as having the stature, as film, that the play has as theatre,” and it's easy to see what he means. more...
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