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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 […]

We are delighted to present an exclusive clip from Eddie Murphy’s “Mr. Church,” the story of a cook sent to help a dying woman and cared for her daughter after she died. It’s available on DVD/Blu-Ray on October 25, 2016.

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 […]

Ewan McGregor’s first film as a director is “American Pastoral,” based on Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a man whose good and lucky life is torn apart by the upheavals of the 1960’s. It is a thoughtful and diligent […]

Tom Cruise is back in a second “Jack Reacher” movie, based on the hard-boiled series by Lee Child. Jack Reacher is a quintessential and perfectly named fantasy action hero — former military but resistant to authority, capable of instant assessment […]

The movie awards season officially begins with the announcement of the nominations for the Gotham awards. While not all of the awards contenders are out yet (I’m expecting to see “La La Land” and “Fences” do well), this is a […]

How long until next summer?

Michael Cavna, who covers comics, graphic novels, and animation for the Washington Post writes about Peanuts’ classic Halloween special, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” The family favorite celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Cavna writes: Their swift narrative certainty […]

Turner Classic Movies has another series of tributes to “Trailblazing Women” Tuesdays and Thursdays this month. It is hosted by Illeana Douglas, actress, writer, and granddaughter of two stars of Hollywood’s golden age, Melvyn Douglas and Helen Gahagan. Her co-hosts […]

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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