Monthly Archives: August 2010

Five Film Favorites: Crazy Protagonists

For this week’s list of five favorite films, the common denominator is craziness. In each of the movies on the list below, the main character is as nutty as a fruitcake. In each that character’s madness is what drives the … Continue reading

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“Films I Wished I’d Watched With My Dad”

If there’s one thing that my father and I used to like to do together, it was watch movies. We didn’t see enough of each other to catch whatever dropped into the local cineplex–rather, we had an intense sort of … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Movies About Making Movies

Like many other film buffs I enjoy making lists of movies. In my cinema managing days (Biograph Theatre 1972-83) we used to kill a lot of time between shows putting together such lists and comparing them. We learned then to … Continue reading

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Smoke and Mirrors

Originally published by Peter Schilling, Jr. on The Bug, Mar 24, 2010 How do they do it? The good people who bring us alternative cinema, who plead and entreat their fellow citizens to give up a good day to attend … Continue reading

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Fair Use Victories on the DMCA | Center for Social Media

Here’s a great first post for the James River Film Journal — great news for documentary filmmakers, remixers, film/media studies/media literacy teachers and professors … In late July, another victory for common sense and fair use came from the Librarian … Continue reading

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James River Film Society launches the James River Film Journal

The James River Film Journal is a new initiative for the James River Film Society, formerly known as the Richmond Moving Image Co-op. Our writers are serious about their love for the movies, cinema, film, moving images, video, and new … Continue reading

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