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How About 139 Worthwhile Movies? Part One

Why another list of old movies? With the Biograph Theatre’s 40th anniversary celebration on the horizon, my lofty hope is that a reader might be persuaded to take a chance on one or two on this list, titles they’ve previously … 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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Five Film Favorites: Midnight Shows

In the 1970s, during what was the Golden Age of Repertory Cinema, the midnight show was close to the heart of many such specialized movie houses. Although theaters still show films at the midnight hour, clearly, the cultural significance of … 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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The Five Best Film Going Experiences I’ve Had

The premier of Henry Hampton’s groundbreaking six hour documentary history of the Civil Rights Movement EYES ON THE PRIZE at The Film Forum in New York, 1987: I’ve never sat under a projection beam in a dark theater so moved … Continue reading

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