Monthly Archives: February 2011

Screening Recommendation: The Cove (and the REFF)

I am encouraging everyone to do something that I know I will not (or cannot) do: attend the Richmond Environmental Film Festival‘s (REFF) showing of The Cove (2009) at 5:00 p.m. at the Byrd Theatre.  In fact, attend as much … Continue reading

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The Devils & the Details

My first good look at what was to become the Biograph Theatre was in July of 1971. Having gotten a tip from a friend that the DeeCee-based owners were considering the hiring of a local manager, I went to the … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Foreign Films

As you know from last week, F.T. Rea has handed off his Five Film Favorites column. For the foreseeable future, we’re inviting a different person each week to offer their list of five favorites. The beauty of the Five Film … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: One and Done

Our own Terry Rea is taking a break from “Five Film Favorites”, and far be it from us to drop this wonderful column. From here on out, we’re rotating writers, as each of us has a pile of “five’s” just … Continue reading

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Post-Post-Holiday Purchase Recommendation: The Penalty

I first came across Lon Chaney‘s The Penalty (1920) shortly after my youngest, Lorna, was born. Lorna was roughly a week old and still sleeping in a bassinet in our bedroom. Lorna’s two older brothers had already fallen asleep, but my … Continue reading

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