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Blancanieves  (review)

Blancanieves (review)

The title means Snow White in Spanish, so there’s the plot. It’s set in the early 20th century world of bull fighting, but the big twist: it’s in black and white and silent (except for the musical soundtrack and some intertitles). The cinematography is rich and there are period cinematic elements (overlapping images, gimmicky transitions). In an effort to create this stylized app... »

REVIEW: Time Stands Still (Firehouse)

REVIEW: Time Stands Still (Firehouse)

This political discourse has an accomplished cast. »

Firehouse announces new season

Firehouse announces new season

5 shows & 3 collaborations for the 20th anniversary. »

42  (review)

42 (review)

The new Jackie Robinson biopic is earnest and sometimes succeeds. »

One more show of THE TEMPEST…free!

One more show of THE TEMPEST…free!

Richmond Shakespeare teams up with Maymont for an encore. »

Place Beyond the Pines  (review)

Place Beyond the Pines (review)

R. Gosling and B. Cooper are just 2 reasons to see this compelling drama. »

Trance  (review)

Trance (review)

Hypnosis & an art heist are only the groundwork for this confusing yet cool film. »

Week of April 15, 2013

Last week director Robert Griffith’s new feature-length documentary on sustainable farming “Seasons with Brian and Julia ” premiered at the American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs. Richmonders will have their change 4/20, 2pm at the Byrd, $5.   Metro Productions is looking for a full-time Post Production Assistant (working technical knowledge of digital post produ... »

Waiting Room

Waiting Room

Just when I finished reading the 30+ page TIME article about our broken medical system, I go see this movie. It’s a very verite look at a public hospital’s ER department. People spend hours, even days, waiting for medical help (more like a free clinic that an ER). Most of them don’t have insurance and many don’t have jobs. Meanwhile, the staff patiently and empathetically t... »

Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Steve Carell plays the title character, a flashy Vegas magician. His career crashes after he splits with his partner (Steve Buscemi). That means he must struggle to make the predictable rebirth. Although Carell is sometimes funny, his character isn’t likable, which makes it hard to care about him. Buscemi adds nothing and Jim Carrey (as the hot new competition) is uncomfortably weird. No mat... »

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