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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 2007 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...