Monthly Archives: February 2012

Thanks for the Magic

On the most recent February 11th, if you were in the VCU Grace Street Theater’s cozy auditorium you may have sensed a touch of magic in the air. From being there, what I detected was a particular brand of magic … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Five things I want to see during the 2012 Academy Awards Show

The Academy Awards Show airs this Sunday, and while I will not attempt any sort of dissertation on what is wrong or right (but mostly wrong) with the Academy Awards, I will simply assert that, at the bare minimum, Sunday … Continue reading

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Documentary Recommendation: If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

I had the privilege of seeing the 2012 Oscar-nominated feature documentary If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011) at the 2012 RVA Environmental Film Festival.  I classify my viewing experience as a privilege not because If … Continue reading

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I Wish I Had Five Film Favorites for Meryl…

As a sometimes film programmer for the Trylon microcinema, a great little theater in Minneapolis, I’m always thinking in terms of building series around themes, titles, and, of course, actors and actresses. The latter are my favorite: in the past, … Continue reading

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