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Hamptons Film Festival: ‘The Lady in the Van’ Starring Dame Maggie Smith

Dame Maggie Smith, THE LADY IN THE VAN

Miss Shepherd arrives at writer Alan Bennett's curbside in her ramshackle van. With ungracious and manipulative presumption, she wins a place in his heart and a choice spot in his driveway. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Good Dinosaur’ – What If ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Jurassic Park’ Had a Child?

A TRIO OF T-REXES — An Apatosaurus named Arlo must face his fears—and three impressive T-Rexes—in Disney•Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur.” Featuring the voices of AJ Buckley, Anna Paquin and Sam Elliott as the T-Rexes, “The Good Dinosaur” opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 25, 2015. ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Charming enough to keep the target audience satisfied as it is dazzled by the array of visual delights and scary characters chasing after our rather dynamic duo. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘A Christmas Horror Story’ Featuring William Shatner

A Christmas Horror Story, Christmas, Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban, Brett Sullivan, William Shatner, Santa, Santa Claus, Krampus, George Buza, Zoe De Grand Maison, Rob Archer

It works in spurts, but never comes together in a satisfying whole, but there is at least enough good to make inquiring minds get their money’s worth. Read More »

Virginia Film Festival: ‘Last Days in the Desert’

Ewan McGregor as Jesus

'Last Days in the Desert' is a unique exploration of Jesus's human side in way that is contemplative, creative, and respectful. Read More »

Middleburg Film Festival Review: ‘Hitchcock/Truffaut’

Alfred Hitchcock and François Truffaut

Kent Jones's 'Hitchcock/Truffaut' is a brilliantly executed glimpse into the minds of two masters in cinema. Read More »

Middleburg and Virginia Film Festivals: ‘Ithaca’

Photo used with permission from Middleburg Film Festival

Meg Ryan's directorial debut about Homer Macauley's coming-of-age deserves much more positive attention. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Champions’ World Premiere at Hamptons Film Festival

The Champions, Hamptons Film Festival World Premiere, Best Friends Animal Society, Darcy Dennett

On death row and needing a reprieve, the Michael Vick pit-bulls were considered dangerous by The Humane Society and PETA, and no one seemed to want them to take them in. Read More »

Virginia Film Festival: Oliver Stone Revisits “Born on the Fourth of July”

Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone explains his anti-war views, making "Born on the Fourth of July," and his latest film on Edward Snowden. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Director Adam Egypt Mortimer’s ‘Some Kind of Hate’ Tries to Breath New Life Into the Slasher Genre

Some Kind of Hate, Adam Egypt Mortimer, Brian DeLeeuw, Sierra McCormick, Grace Phipps, Lexi Atkins, Spencer Breslin, Ronen Rubinstein

"Some kind of Hate" will more than satisfy genre fans on any day of the week. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Peanuts Movie’ – True Joy For Kids and Their Parents


'The Peanuts Movie' is a 93-minute dose of nostalgia for adults, and an entertaining and enjoyable experience for their children. Read More »