Daily Archives: November 12, 2019

Documentary Review: In Galax, Virginia, if you’re not “Fiddlin’,” you might want to start

Every August, the world’s greatest pickers, strummers and fiddlers of “Old Time” and bluegrass music gather in Galax, Virginia, to compete, perform, jam through the night and drink corn liquor out of Mason jars. It’s called the Old Fiddler’s Convention, … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Let it Snow…” anywhere but here

As weighty as a snowflake, and just as prone to turn to mush at room temperature, “Let It Snow” is a holiday comedy that sits right in Netflix’s wheelhouse. It’s a teen-rom comedy, cast with winning smiles like Odeya Rush, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A teen struggles with her father’s PTSD in “Mickey and the Bear”

“Hate the disease, not the diseased.” That’s a hard message to massage when you’re making a movie about Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Movies about “psycho vets” oversimplify the illness and amplify its most dangerous and anti-social symptoms. It’s hard not … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Sonic The Hedgehog”

“Those of you who like this sort of thing might find this the sort of thing they like.” Abraham Lincoln

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Next screening? “The Good Liar”

No buzz around this one, but with Dame Helen and Sir Ian, it seems like a safe bet. “The Good Liar” opens Friday.

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