Tag Archives: James River Film Festival

Five Film Favorites: Shakespeare adaptations

During the James River Film Festival, author and film reviewer Peter Schilling Jr. introduced the wonderful The Night of the Hunter.  Schilling discussed not only Charles Laughton’s brilliant film, but the same titled Davis Grubb novel on which it was … 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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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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Five Film Favorites: Foreign Films

As you know from last week, F.T. Rea has handed off his Five Film Favorites column. For the foreseeable future, we’re inviting a different person each week to offer their list of five favorites. The beauty of the Five Film … Continue reading

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10 FILMS I WISH I’D WATCHED WITH MY DAD

This idea grew out of conversations with Peter Schilling and James Parrish during the 17th James River Film Festival in March 2010. My father had passed the summer previous, and I remembered all the classic movies we’d watched together (from … Continue reading

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Smoke and Mirrors

Originally published by Peter Schilling, Jr. on The Bug, Mar 24, 2010 How do they do it? The good people who bring us alternative cinema, who plead and entreat their fellow citizens to give up a good day to attend … Continue reading

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