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  • EFF: The Nation's Largest Environmental Film Festival
    Planetary! A Washington D.C. Premier At The Environmental Film Festival!
    The Environmental Film Festival (EFF) in our Nation’s Capital ends tomorrow March 29, 2015. The festival is the largest and longest-running environmental film festival in the country and the largest film festival in the Washington, D.C. area...
  • Starry Eyes
    Movie Review: STARRY EYES
    Starry Eyes, directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, is a surprisingly effective horror film in the tradition of Black Swan and The House of the Devil. Like the former, it tells the tale of a mentally unstable young woman who forsakes her...
  • Maika Monroe in "It Follows"
    Sublime horror that stays with you fills ‘It Follows’
    The distributors of “It Follows” missed their opportunity to open the heralded horror film wide two weeks ago after a nationwide PR blitz and sterling reviews across the board. Instead, only New York and Los Angeles got to see the...
  • Baby Jane?
    Movie Review: BABY JANE?
    In 2010, somebody had the genius idea of doing a remake of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? - made up almost entirely of a cast of drag queens. That somebody was director Billy Clift.If you think the idea sounds a bit like a three-minute Saturday...
  • Get Hard (2015) Alternate Poster
    Film Review: Get Hard
    This will be Kevin Hart's year. The comedian, whose filmThe Wedding Ringerkicked off the year in the #1 spot at the box office, shines bright in his newest projectGet Hard.The film, which some people say is a remake of the...
  • 'In the Dark' arrives at Bowling Green Family Video
    'In the Dark' arrives at Bowling Green Family Video
    According to a recent press release announcing a new feature film “In The Dark”, written and directed by Chris St. Croix and David Buchert. The new horror/thriller is available on DVD exclusively at Family Video stores in Bowling Green...
  • It Follows
    Movie Review: IT FOLLOWS
    David Robert Mitchell's It Follows is like a breath of fresh air. This is a film that practically came out of nowhere and totally renewed my love of the horror genre. A film like this doesn't come around too often, but when it does, you...
  • Wolf at the Door pic2
    Review: Taut and Tawdry 'A Wolf At the Door'
    Brazilian director Fernando Coimbra'sA Wolf at the Doormay have all the earmarks of a traditional whodunnit or crime procedural, but that veneer fades away once the story unfolds. See, there's very little mystery surrounding who commits...
  • The Gunman
    The Prone Gunman comes to the big screen
    The Gunman: Rated “R”(1 hour 55 minutes)Starring: Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark RylanceDirected by: Pierre MorelTerrier (Penn) is a former Special Forces soldier, (and accomplished sniper), who is working as...
  • 'Phantom of the Opera: The Tormented Genius'
    'Phantom of the Opera: The Tormented Genius'
    When Universal decided to remake "Phantom of the Opera" after its success with their 1925 version, it was a bold movie. Even though it was made during the silent film era, many were afraid to open it again. Lon Chaney's performance...
  • Phoenix
    The 2015 European Union Film Festival - Part 11
    The Gene Siskel Film Center yet again presents its European Union Film Festival, one of my annual favorites, and I’ll review as many of the films as I can. Some are good films that never found distributors, others are sneak-peeks at films...
  • ‘Whiplash’ on DVD offers great performances in harsh story
    ‘Whiplash’ on DVD offers great performances in harsh story
    “Whiplash” is a Svengalian tale set within a top music conservatory. Newly released on DVD, this one is all about the performances of its two stars and they are powerful. Miles Teller (“Divergent,” “The Spectacular...
  • ‘Home’ family fun, blandly done
    ‘Home’ family fun, blandly done
    When Oh, Jim Parsons, who is an alien of the Boov accidentally sends an evite to their enemy the Gorg for a party, he suddenly becomes a fugitive from his people. At the same time the Boov have invaded earth and abducted all its people, moving the...
  • 'Get Hard' (No Spoiler) Poster
    ‘Get Hard’ (No Spoiler) Review
    ‘Get Hard’ is the latest comedy from talented comedy writer/director Etan Coen, starring Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart and Alison Brie. While not overwhelmingly non-stop funny – it has enough laughs to keep you entertained. The...
  • Backcountry - Movie Poster
    'Backcountry' review: City slickers have an unbearable time in the woods
    As someone who lives in a place that is nicknamed The Livable Forest I can attest to the woods being beautiful but also deadly. I may not be a true outdoorsman but I'm smart enough to realize the significance of the being in the woods is not...