Category Archives: James River Film Society

Joining Celluloid: The Art of Film Editing

FILM IS THRIVING….BUT WHAT ABOUT FILM SPLICING With the recent critical releases of La La Land, Denzel Washington’s adaptation of August Wilson’s Fences, and Hidden Figures, audiences are witnessing the beauty of film at the cinema.  Add in Kodak’s new Super 8 Camera (image below) and the return … Continue reading

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Ernest Borgnine on the Bus

In October 2002, our good friend and lover of cinema Pat Doyen (read her 2002 interview with Jeff Krulik here on the old RMIC website) helped the James River Film Society (then Richmond Moving Image Co-op) arrange for filmmaker Jeff … Continue reading

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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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The Biograph’s 40th

On its 40th anniversary, the Biograph Theatre, or perhaps something akin to its reanimated spirit, will serve up a pair of highly acclaimed films as a double feature. In other words, the James River Film Society will present “Breathless” — … Continue reading

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Two Great Cinematic Events: Pumpkinhead and Phantom of the Opera

While I will be preoccupied with travel this upcoming weekend, I wanted to used a little bit of blog space to promote some fine cinematic events that will occur in Richmond this weekend.  Opportunities to view classic and cult horror … 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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Five Film Favorites: My recommendations for the 18th James River Film Festival

There is simply too much good stuff at this year’s James River Film Festival to go and see.  Even if life did not encumber me with jobs, responsibilities, children, Tae Kwon Do lessons, birthday parties at Inflation Nation, and many … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: My Picks At This Year’s JRFF

Every year, the James River Film Festival offers ample opportunities for memorable filmwatching.  The five films I’m most excited about catching at this year’s festival: 1. Mix-Up.  Two women mixed up at birth, raised by the wrong set of parents, … Continue reading

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Robert Mitchum still looks good

In his 1957 Essay, “The Face of Garbo,” French philosopher and theorist Roland Barthes remarked upon the magic and power of cinema to turn the human visage into something greater than how it is or can be regarded through normal, … Continue reading

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A Documentary Worth Getting Stung For by David Stover

Honeybees are not usually a topic of film discourse unless maybe it’s Irwin Allen’s The Swarm (1978) starring Michael Caine, Katharine Ross and a boat load of other famous tired actors. Honeybees have been in the media quite a bit … Continue reading

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