Tag Archives: New Jerusalem

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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It’s the End of the World as We Know It, and I Feel Fine

There are, according to film critic Roger Ebert, 27 sequels being released in 2011. In a popular Time magazine article that’s making its way around the internet, Ebert laments the lack of imagination in Hollywood, and uses sequels–among other evidence–as … Continue reading

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New Jerusalem: the best picture of 2011?

The Night of the Hunter. Hiroshima, Mon Amour. Chaplin’s Modern Times. Heady titles, brilliant films, tremendous entertainments. But if there’s only one movie you can see at this year’s James River Film Festival, I say that it should be R. … 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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Hope Improbable

The worst trouble a man can be in is to have one hope left, and that a hope of something so inherently improbable that he knows deep in his heart it won’t happen. –A. J. Liebling, “People in Trouble” I’ve … Continue reading

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