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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 »

Film Legend Mary Pickford and Sara Gavron’s ‘Suffragette’


“We break windows. We burn things. Because war is the only language men listen to,” Maud says in Suffragette, now playing in theaters across the U.S. Director Sara Gavron said, “Working (class) women often are the vanguard of change, and they’re often not recognized for that.” Another woman not recognized by history is Mary Pickford, the most famous woman in ... 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 »

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 »

Middleburg Film Festival Panel: Meg Ryan’s Directorial Debut, ‘Ithaca’

Photo used with permission from Middleburg Film Festival

Meg Ryan shared details about casting, crossing over to directing, and working with Tom Hanks again at the world premiere of her directorial debut, 'Ithaca.' Read More »

NYC and Hamptons Film Fest Review: ‘Carol’ with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara

Cate Blanchett, Todd Haynes, Carol, HIFF, NYFF

Opening at the NY and Hamptons Film Festivals, "Carol," starring Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett shows that sometimes forbidden love is the most electric and entrancing of all. Read More »

NYFF and Hamptons Film Festivals Review: ‘Son of Saul’

Géza Röhrig, Son of Saul, HIFF, NYFF

Only when we stand in another's shoes can we see from their perspective and begin to understand our own humanity. especially if its a Sonderkommando of Auschwitz. Read More »

Hamptons International Film Festival Review: ‘Fell’

Fell, Hamptons International Film Festival Kasimir Burgess, Matt Nable

Is is possible to reconcile the death of a child when their life has been taken by someone irresponsible, unthinking and callous? Or does one stalk down the individual responsible, confront them and make them pay? Read More »

The 23rd Hamptons International Film Festival Awards

Hamptons International Film Festival, David Nugent, Anne Chaisson

Once again, the 23rd Hamptons International Film Festival took off with a rousing start. The opening night film was the exceptional Truth starring Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, and Dennis Quaid. Dennis Quaid was present and was his inimitable, charming self. He discussed the film and what it was like to work with first time director James Vanderbilt who was star ... Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Room’ – Mothers, Children, and Abduction with Brie Larson, Joan Allen, and William H. Macy


'Room' will both scare you and make you cry. It is the best movie I’ve seen this year. It is two movies in one. The first movie is a tense thriller about an abducted teenager, locked in a 10 by 10 sound-proof garden shed as a sex slave for seven years. She finally has an idea of how to escape with her five year old child. The second movie is a psychological study of the effects of abduction, rape, and social and sensory deprivation on its direct and indirect victims. Both stories will grab you. Read More »