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A Report on ‘AFI DOCS’ Part 3: ‘The Dog’ and ‘Chicken...

Final Day of the AFI DOCS and it ends with a nice and easy day, just two but sadly for you, I can only...

A Report on ‘AFI DOCS’ Part 2: ‘Sonita,’ ‘The Road,’ and...

One of my favorite strategies for navigating the sheer volume of films in a packed festival is to, on at least one day, let...

Movie Review: ‘Elvis & Nixon’

It’s not every day that the world’s greatest entertainer asks the President to become an undercover narcotics agent (and the badge that goes with...

Nibbles and Sips Around Town: ‘Destination Del Ray for Cozy New...

Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap Alexandria locals have been eagerly anticipating the opening of Lena’s, the splashy new Neapolitan-style restaurant recently opened in the Del...

In The Moment: A Preview of the DC Shorts Film Festival...

Ah, the end of August. The August month-long Congressional recess will be ending soon. DC area schools at all levels are opening momentarily. We can...

Recap of ‘The GI Film Festival’ – May 18-24, 2015

The GI Film Festival is in its ninth year and has grown so big. It ended yesterday at the huge and swanky Angelika Film Center...

GI Film Festival Opens Tonight and Runs Through May 24th at...

GI Film Festival Opens Tonight through May 24th at Angelika Film Center The GI Film Festival (GIFF) is back in town for the ninth year in...

In the Moment: NOVA International Film Festival

The inaugural season of the Northern Virginia International Film Festival, at the Angelika Film Center in the vibrant, youthful Mosaic District of Fairfax County,...

Interview with Jimmy George, Screenwriter of ‘Call Girl of Cthulhu’

When I first heard the title Call Girl of Cthulhu I envisioned H.P. Lovecraft meets Russ Meyer and thought, “Who are the geniuses behind that?”...

An Interview with Film Writer-Director Mike Cramer on ‘Teenage Ghost Punk’...

The Halloween season is upon us, and for parents looking for a good “family friendly” scare at the movies, be sure to check out...

An Interview with Film Director Eduardo Sanchez and Screenwriter Jamie Nash...

I got a chance recently to chat with Blair Witch Project director Eduardo Sanchez and screenwriter Jamie Nash about their new found footage horror...

Cinema Speak by Sydney-Chanele: Film Review: ‘Life Itself – Roger Ebert,...

Roger Ebert is an indomitable spirit, and Life Itself is a definitive, inspired love letter to and from this man who loved movies and...

AFI Docs’ Andrea Passafiume Wraps Up This Year’s Festival

AFI Docs, held annually in Silver Spring, MD and downtown DC, is regarded as the nation’s premier film festival for documentaries. Programmer Andrea Passafiume talks...

Cinema Speak with Sydney-Chanele: AFI DOCS FESTIVAL: Jennifer Grausman –...

Cinema Speak with Sydney-Chanele is a new column that embraces the landscape of film, filmmakers, and film festivals. This will be a canvas where...

Cinema Speak with Sydney-Chanele: AFI DOCS FESTIVAL: Cheryl Furjanic – ‘Back...

Cinema Speak with Sydney-Chanele is a new column that embraces the landscape of film, filmmakers, and film festivals.  This will be a canvas where...

Cinema Speak with Sydney-Chanele: AFI Docs-Lucy Walker on “The Lion’s Mouth...

Cinema Speak with Sydney-Chanele is a new column that embraces the landscape of film, filmmakers, and film festivals.  This will be a canvas where...

‘GI Film Festival’s Final Day’ by Marlene Hall

The GI Film Festival wound up its week long film festival yesterday. Films started at 10 a.m. and finished at 7 p.m. The first block was...

GI Film Festival: ‘Heroes Then and Now’ and Awards Announced

Saturday night the GI Film Festival continued its weeklong run at the Old Town Theater with huge VIPs in attendance. GIFF welcomed actor Adam...

GI Film Festival Presents: ‘Salute to Hollywood Patriots’

Last night The GI Film Festival showed two film block segments at the Old Town Theater in Alexandria, Virginia.  The features were: When Hollywood...

‘GI Film Festival’ Opens Tonight and Runs Through May 25th at...

The GI Film Festival (GIFF)-nicknamed 'Sundance for the Troops'-is back in the DC area for the eighth year. GIFF showcases the military’s stories authentically...

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