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The Middleburg Film Festival had an outstanding line-up of films, many with filmmakers present to answer questions. But unquestionably the highlight of the festival was the concert tribute to composer Henry Jackman. Middleburg is unique in its annual recognition of […]

Opening night at the Middleburg Film Festival was “Lion,” based on the extraordinary true story of Saroo Brierley, who got lost as a five year old living in India, was adopted by a loving Australian couple, but as an adult […]

In just four years, the Middleburg Film Festival has become a major force. Led by BET co-founder Sheila Johnson, and based at her Salamander luxury resort in the heart of Virginia’s post horse and hunt countryside, this year’s slate includes […]

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On Day 3 of Comic-Con 2016, I: Attended a panel of production designers whose work ranged from “The Avengers” to “Justified,” “True Blood,” and “America’s Top Model,” and learned that one of the most important distinctions between designing for movies […]

Wednesday is always preview night at Comic-Con, a chance to explore the Exhibition Hall, where you can get glimpses of new television shows, movies, and games, and buy just about any household item or article of clothing with your favorite […]

The 2016 AFI Docs festival is over and the audience award winner was “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” which will be featured on the PBS “American Masters” series. This year’s AFI DOCS attendees included renowned filmmakers Judd Apatow, Ramin […]

AFI Docs is the best documentary festival in the US, and the schedule for 2016 is filled with outstanding selections. I am most excited for the films about television icon Norman Lear, and the always-fascinating Werner Herzog’s new film about […]

“Our purpose is to showcase cinematic gems that empower those who see them to live kinder, wiser, more enlightened lives.” The Illuminate Film Festival is not about celebrity spotting, red carpets, or big-money deals. It is unique — a film […]

Travis Hopson of WETA Around Town, Jason Fraley of WTOP Radio, and I will join celebrated television movie critic Arch Campbell in a panel discussion about the world of movies, both on and off the screen. With Netflix and Amazon […]