Archive | December, 2014

My Top 10 – Okay 11 – Films of 2014

It’s the 10-Best time of year for films, so let me throw my critic’s hat into the ring.  Here they are in descending order – I needed 11: 11. MEET THE PATELS/ LIVING IS EASY WITH EYES CLOSED. I’m going to put these 2 together because neither has received a release yet. Josh Levin at […]

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Selma Captivates With a Story for the Ages, Especially This One

SELMA – 5 stars I just found the book that John Lewis signed for me a few years ago at the unforgettable Parish Gallery in Georgetown. I was going to say that it was about 4 or 5 years ago, but like everything else we remember as we get older, it was longer – 11/17/06. “To Ronn. […]

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Citizenfour, The Imitation Game and Josh Levin’s 15 Minutes of Fame

CITIZENFOUR – 4 1/2 stars (out of 5) THE IMITATION GAME – 3 1/2 stars I jumped in the car yesterday to go see Citizenfour at the West End Cinema, turned on NPR and heard a national interview with Josh Levin, owner of the West End Cinema. It was an interview on The Interview. Josh will be one […]

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Beyond the Lights Shines Despite Not Finding an Audience

BEYOND THE LIGHTS – 5 stars (out of 5) Where’s the love for Beyond the Lights? Gina Prince-Bythewood’s wonderfully entertaining film has not found an audience and it should. For 2 hours, I smiled, cried (tried desperately to get the person in front of me off his cellphone) and felt enchanted by some of the […]

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