Author Archives: F.T. Rea

Thanks for the Magic

On the most recent February 11th, if you were in the VCU Grace Street Theater’s cozy auditorium you may have sensed a touch of magic in the air. From being there, what I detected was a particular brand of magic … Continue reading

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How About 139 Worthwhile Movies? Part Three

Why another list of old movies? With the Biograph Theatre’s 40th anniversary celebration on Saturday, February 11, in mind, my instinct to promote good movies has been reawakened. The 139 movies on the entire list all played at Richmond’s Biograph … Continue reading

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How About 139 Worthwhile Movies? Part Two

Why another list of old movies? With the Biograph Theatre’s 40th anniversary celebration next month in mind, my hope is that a reader might be persuaded to take a chance on watching one or two on this list. The movies … Continue reading

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How About 139 Worthwhile Movies? Part One

Why another list of old movies? With the Biograph Theatre’s 40th anniversary celebration on the horizon, my lofty hope is that a reader might be persuaded to take a chance on one or two on this list, titles they’ve previously … Continue reading

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The Biograph’s 40th

On its 40th anniversary, the Biograph Theatre, or perhaps something akin to its reanimated spirit, will serve up a pair of highly acclaimed films as a double feature. In other words, the James River Film Society will present “Breathless” — … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Midnight Shows

In the 1970s, during what was the Golden Age of Repertory Cinema, the midnight show was close to the heart of many such specialized movie houses. Although theaters still show films at the midnight hour, clearly, the cultural significance of … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Obscure Oldies on Netflix

Although Netflix has allowed me to catch up on a bunch of movies I had missed over the last 20 years, and at some point I’ll write about some of them, this time I want to put the spotlight on … Continue reading

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