Monthly Archives: May 2011

Five Film Favorites: Blockbusters

Given the task of writing this week’s five film favorites, I thought about producing a list of my five favorite Terrence Malik films, but that would have been an easy cop-out.  Plus, I would have had to include The New … Continue reading

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It’s the End of the World as We Know It, and I Feel Fine

There are, according to film critic Roger Ebert, 27 sequels being released in 2011. In a popular Time magazine article that’s making its way around the internet, Ebert laments the lack of imagination in Hollywood, and uses sequels–among other evidence–as … Continue reading

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Jake Wells: ‘Father of Richmond Movie Houses’

There are records of an exhibition of “moving pictures” having been presented at The Academy (the Mozart Academy of Music) at 103-05 N. Eighth Street in 1897. Built in 1886, that venue was generally considered to be Richmond’s most important … Continue reading

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Victoria Day Recommendation: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Victoria Day approaches.  Our Canadian readers will have a holiday on Monday, 23 May.  Our American (and other non-Canadian) readers can skip work in solidarity with their Canadian brothers and sisters if they feel so inclined.   If you are relaxing … Continue reading

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Last Month’s Birthday: Strother Martin

Strother Martin. You may not know the name, but you certainly know the line: What we have here is… failure to communicate. Now think about the fact that Strother–cool name, that–made a very memorable name for himself in the tiniest … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Football films to watch in anticipation of Barca vs Man U

Even though many of this year’s UEFA Champions League quarter- and semi-final matches were, generally speaking, snooze fests that provided little if any class or magic, it would be hard to ask for a better final match-up.  Barcelona are looking to not … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: The Cities of America

One of the great joys of watching movies is that sense of place to go along with story and character. For instance, the road is as much a part of Two Lane Blacktop as the plot… or lack of plot. … Continue reading

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A Very Late Earth Day Recommendation: Grizzly Man

I should begin by noting that I am using Earth Day as an excuse to push my own agenda: recommending one of my favorite films. (Of course, many people use Earth Day to push their agendas, so I should not feel … Continue reading

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