Wild Card

The movies with the largest marketing and production budgets tend to get the most attention. To a degree, this makes sense. Studios invest a lot of resources into these projects, so they’re going to need to see a quick return on investment. The result often feels like a shouting match for attention rather than an […]

Wild Card

Since Roger Ebert’s passing late last week, I’ve given some thought to film and his influence on the art form as a critic. I always trusted Ebert’s reviews because his critiques were delivered without pretense and were nearly always justifiable. Over the weekend, like many times in the past, I relied on Ebert’s opinion and […]

Community

Unfortunately Steven Spielberg’s epic film – Lincoln – didn’t walk away with the top prize or sweep this year’s Academy Awards. When Spielberg shot the movie in Richmond two years ago, everyone knew at least someone who was acting in the film if they weren’t themselves, since Richmond is really just a large small town. […]