Monthly Archives: November 2010

Todd Raviotta’s Interview with Crispin Hellion Glover

Today’s post is a link to local filmmaker Todd Raviotta’s very fine interview with Crispin Hellion Glover for RVA Magazine. If you haven’t heard, the James River Film Society brings Mr. Glover to The Byrd this Friday, December 3 at … Continue reading

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Your Black Friday Post: Reading About the Movies

Thanks to the publication of the newest edition of David Thomson’s wonderful New Biographical Dictionary of Film (2010, Alfred A. Knopf, $40), I thought it would be nice to discuss favorite movie books. Honest to God, I had no intention of … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: The 1970s, when Art Houses Ruled

Some film buffs like to convince anyone who will listen that the 1970s was the best decade for filmmakers. Does that mean it was the best decade for audiences, too? Maybe. By the ‘70s, many who had grown up watching … Continue reading

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The Privilege of “The Hangover”

(This article has been floating around my head for a while now, and with Todd Phillips’s Due Date recently hitting theaters and The Hangover 2 currently filming, I felt that the time was right for this overdue analysis of The … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with you people?! An interview with Jim Stramel

WARNING: Like Jim Stramel’s newest film, this post is NOT RATED. It contains foul language, tattoo violence … and ass bleeding. No one under 17 admitted. “What’s wrong with you people?!” is what one of the victims in Jim Stramel’s … Continue reading

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Guilty Pleasures by Mike White

Like a nutritionist gorging on junk food, there are films I enjoy despite knowing that they’re empty calories. I would call these films “guilty pleasures” except that I’m unabashed in my enjoyment of these empty cinematic calories.   I should know … Continue reading

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Impossibly Cool

Once upon a time, film critics ruled the cinematic universe. In the late 60s and early 70s, luminaries such as Pauline Kael and Andrew Sarris could write long and lengthy pieces, praising or damning movies, wrecking careers or hauling some … Continue reading

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