| Sep 19, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Q: In a recent column, you mentioned how the time of death of a man's father showed up on a grandfather's clock when it stopped working several weeks later. I wanted to share a similar story.
When my mother passed away, my sisters and I were cleaning her...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Alternative-movie offerings are plentiful this fall. In addition to festivals featuring indie and foreign films — the Feminist Film Festival, the EROS gay film festival, the Festival of Ibero American Cinema, the Manhattan Short Film Festival...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 9:52 AM
Here are some cool movie events in Hampton Roads this week:
Movie Tavern in Williamsburg will feature "The Blues Brothers" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday as part of its weekly Retro Cinema series. A lot of laughs along the way, and even more...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:00 AM
It's not quite May, but I have officially begun my search for the perfect popcorn movie. That's what we call the big box-office bruisers that swagger through our summers because expectations are strangely both high — and low. A quick fix of fun...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:00 PM
*1/2 (out of four)
Technically there's no "right" way to investigate your suspicion that an evil mirror was responsible for a family tragedy 11 years ago.
Still, let's say that if you think the mirror eats dogs, don't put a dog in a cage in front of the...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Happily longer on chills than entrails, the crafty new horror film "Oculus" is about a haunted mirror. Three years ago, writer-director Mike Flanagan made the similarly low-budget "Absentia," which dealt with a haunted pedestrian underpass. In this genre,...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:57 PM
"It remains as outrageously prankish, juvenile, and derisive as ever," writes David Denby in the New Yorker magazine's blog. He's referring to a true monument of 1960s nuclear-paranoid culture, Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove."
Denby is a bit late...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"Godzilla," currently rampaging through cinemas around the world, is the latest movie to resurrect Japan's most fearsome monster creation. The recent Hollywood blockbuster, directed by Gareth Edwards, is also the latest in a distinguished line of movies...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Mark Romanek is eyeing an extended stay at the "Overlook Hotel."
Romanek is in negotiations to direct the prequel to the classic horror movie "The Shining" for Warner Bros., the Los Angeles Times has confirmed. Variety first reported the news.
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Filmmaker Scott Derrickson was first introduced some 10 years ago to a New York cop who had undertaken what he calls "the Work" of investigating demonic possession and performing exorcisms. In the time since, Derrickson has been involved as both...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Robert Redford has come on board to play Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett will portray producer Mary Mapes in political drama "Truth."
James Vanderbilt, who wrote Zodiac" and both "The Amazing Spider-Man" scripts, will make his directorial debut along...