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Film Review: ‘Abacus: Small Enough to Jail’

The fallout of the financial crisis is still being thrashed out in full public view, which makes for a terribly difficult documentary subject; we are a long way from knowing where most of it actually ends. Steve James, the documentarian behind The Interrupters, Life Itself, and Hoop Dreams, has found a tiny self-contained story inside […]

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Film Review: ‘Colossal’ at Area Theaters

Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal is not a film that is terribly interested in explaining things, which probably is for the best in a movie about a woman connected to a kaiju that appears out of nowhere to threaten a major world city. While that means we aren’t getting bogged down in explaining things that don’t really […]

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Sydney-Chanele Dawkins.

Sydney-Chanele Dawkins Memorial Screening Tomorrow 11/7@10AM at AMC Hoffman Center 22 Screening Room #3 as Part of Alexandria Film Festival

ALEXANDRIA FILM FESTIVAL  Tomorrow: Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST) Sydney-Chanele Dawkins Memorial Screening Tomorrow, Saturday, November 7th, at 10:00 a.m. AMC Hoffman Theater #3 AMC Hoffman Center 22 – Hoffman Town Center – 206 Swamp Fox Road, in Alexandria, VA 22314 The late Sydney-Chanele Dawkins was chair of the […]

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In The Moment: A Preview of the DC Shorts Film Festival & Screenplay Competition September 10-20th

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 only hope that the recent mid-summer-time swoon of the Nationals will rapidly vanish as the calendar turns to September, while we await the Washington professional football team taking the field for […]

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The Reel Deal: Watch Kyle Osborne’s Movie Review Video of ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

DC AREA SHOWTIMES. LINKS Kyle Osborne’s Video Movie Review of 50 Shades of Grey. Kyle Osborne’s Video Movie Review of of The Boy Next Door and Still Alice. Kyle Osborne’s Video Movie Review of Taken 3 and Inherent Vice. Kyle Osborne’s Video Movie Review of Kill the Messenger. Kyle Osborne’s Video Movie Review of Gone Girl. Kyle Osborne’s Video […]

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The Reel Deal: Watch Kyle Osborne’s Movie Review Video of ‘Taken 3’ and ‘Inherent Vice’

DC area showtimes. DC Area Showtimes. LINKS Kyle Osborne’s Video Movie Review of Kill the Messenger. Kyle Osborne’s Video Movie Review of Gone Girl. Kyle Osborne’s Video Movie Review of The Equalizer. Kyle Osborne’s Video Movie Review of  The Maze Runner AND This Is Where I Leave You. Kyle Osborne’s Video Movie Review of  ‘Sin City: A Dame To […]

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Kyle Osborne’s Movie Video Review: ‘Maleficent’

Kyle Osborne reviews ‘Maleficient.’ If you saw the film, please tell us if you agree or disagree with Kyle by leaving a comment in the’Comment Box.’ Click here to watch the review of Maleficent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0Te_yoNK0A&feature=player_embedded LINKS Kyle Osborne’s Video Movie Review of ‘Godzilla.’ Q&A with ‘Godzilla’ Director Gareth Edwards. Kyle Osborne’s Video Movie Review of […]

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Composer Hans Zimmer. Photo by Zoe Zimmer,

Chatting with Super Composer Hans Zimmer About ‘Man of Steel’ by Jordan Wright

According to a 2007 British survey Hans Zimmer is considered “one of the world’s 100 living geniuses.” He shares space on the list with the likes of Stephen Hawking, Prince and Philip Glass. Zimmer’s own list of achievements includes an Academy Award, several Golden Globes, Grammys, Lifetime Achievement Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and dozens […]

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Film Review: ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ by Erica Laxson

If you think the sequester hit DC hard, just wait til you see what the terrorists have in store for the capitol in Olympus Has Fallen, written by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt. With current tensions heating up in the East, Director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day and Tears of the Sun) has a created a culturally […]

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The cast of 'The Seafarer': Bill Fleming, Scott Bailey, Todd C. Huse, Mark Adams and Ian Mark Brown. Photo courtesy of Elden Street Players.

‘The Seafarer’ at Elden Street Players by Julia L. Exline

Elden Street Players presents The Seafarer, a black comedy written by Conor McPherson. Just in time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, this hauntingly genuine Irish tale explores deep themes like despair, redemption, and the laughter that breaches the gap between. This production is beautifully directed by Angie Anderson. Set Designer Tod Kerr creates a lived-in […]

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The Studio Theatre Announces its 2013-2014 Season by Liz O’Meara Goldberg

THE STUDIO THEATRE ANNOUNCES ITS  2013-2014 SEASON AND NEW PLAY COMMISSIONS – British Invasion Festival celebrates UK writers under 40 – Michael Kahn directs at Studio for the first time – Commissions for Stew and Heidi Rodewald, Vivienne Franzmann, and Rachel Bonds Artistic Director David Muse is pleased to announce The Studio Theatre’s 2013-2014 Season, […]

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2013 Oscar Nominations Announced. ‘Les Miserables’ and Broadway’s Hugh Jackman Nominated

Congrats to this year’s Academy Award nominees. Winners will be announced on February 24th at 7 PM on ABC. Best  Actor In A Leading Role: Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln Hugh Jackman in Les Misérables Joaquin Phoenix in The Master Denzel Washington in Flight Best Actor In A Supporting Role: Alan Arkin in Argo Robert De Niro in Silver Linings Playbook Philip Seymour Hoffman in The […]

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Mohamed Saïd Fellag (Monsieur Lazhar).

Film Review: ‘Monsieur Lazhar’ by Andrew Lloyd Baughman

Sometimes, people who survive tragedies from two different worlds come together to find comfort and happiness together. Such is the case in Phillippe Felardeau’s straightforward and poignant film Monsier Lazhar, Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Set in a Montreal elementary school, tension immediately escalates when a young student discovers that his teacher […]

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