Monthly Archives: June 2011

Canada Day Recommendation: Away From Her

If you are a citizen of the United States, you will celebrate the Fourth of July this Monday and enjoy a three-day weekend. If you are a citizen of Canada, you will celebrate Canada Day on 1 July this Friday and enjoy a … Continue reading

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Time Warping

In 1975 “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” produced by Lou Adler, was released by 20th Century Fox. Adapted from the British gender-bending stage musical, “The Rocky Horror Show,” the movie died at the box office. The critics didn’t particularly like … Continue reading

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Their Eyes Were Watching God

2011 has seen its share of the strange and awful, the usual CGI blockbusters, twee indie hits, and animated kids’ movies, not to mention sequels. But this year has also had a surprising number of intriguing pictures whose stories examine … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Male Face Objects

A few months back, during the highly successful James River Film Festival, I wrote a small piece about Robert Mitchum.  Without cutting and pasting what I wrote in that post, I will here briefly summarize that I felt that Robert Mitchum met many of … Continue reading

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Suffer the Penguins

Why is Hollywood so scared of poverty? Of love and, gasp!, sex? For that matter, why are parents’ today so scared of showing their children real life? Mr. Popper’s Penguins (opening today at the Bow Tie Cinemas) is a movie … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: The Joy of Cooking

Who doesn’t love to eat? Gathering over and devouring a great meal is one of the most memorable things we do as humans. That succulent first bite of a favorite dish can conjure up some brilliant memories. A bite of … Continue reading

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My Pilgrimage to “The Nick”

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting The Nickelodeon, aka “The Nick,” South Carolina’s Nonprofit Cinema since 1979. This is a trip I’d been wanting to make ever since I met executive director Larry Hembree, aka “Butch” (you’ll have … Continue reading

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