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r/view – It Follows

By Marshall Shaffer   In his soon-to-be classic modern horror film “It Follows,” David Robert Mitchell can even make a pronoun terrifying. The word “it,” when standing alone in American slang, has referred to an appealing aura of sexuality dating back to Clara Bow’s 1927 romantic comedy “It,” which popularized […]

by · March 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
Electric Camel Pod(cast) – Cults, Crowd Funding, and Getting a Documentary Film Off of the Ground

Electric Camel Pod(cast) – Cults, Crowd Funding, and Getting a Documentary Film Off of the Ground

The boys welcome their “Listener” and local filmmaker, Jack Pennington to discuss his upcoming documentary film about the survivors of a Christian sect called “Faith Assembly”.  At least 100 people are thought to have died in this faith healing cult whose leader, Hobart Freeman, preached a doctrine that seeking professional […]

by · March 26, 2015 · 1 comment · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
leviathan

r/view: Leviathan

By Marshall Shaffer In the past few years, both the Coen Brothers in “A Serious Man” and Terence Malick in “The Tree of Life” have explored the perpetually head-scratcher of a Biblical story that is Job. The perceived human disparity between is and ought as well as the unfathomable question […]

by · March 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
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RiverRun Announces the 2015 Lineup

By Staff   The RiverRun International Film Festival today announced the full lineup of films for the 17th annual Festival, which has expanded from 10 to 11 days, running April 16-26, 2015. This year RiverRun will screen more films than ever before: a total of 165 films, including 74 features […]

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r/view – Gett- The Trial of Viviane Amsalem & Ballet 422

By Marshall Shaffer   Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem The protagonist and heroine of “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem” may have her name in the title, but that could very well be the only advantage she possesses in the film. Take the first scene, for example. As Viviane […]

by · March 12, 2015 · 1 comment · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
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RiverRun Announces 2015 Films with Class Lineup

By Staff   The RiverRun International Film Festival today announced three films to be showcased during the upcoming Festival (April 16-26, 2015). These films, part of RiverRun’s ‘Films with Class’ educational outreach program, will be privately screened by Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School students as well as shown to the general public […]

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r/view- Opening Friday – Girlhood & Mr. Turner

By Marshall Shaffer Girlhood Writer/director Céline Sciamma’s third feature bears the title “Bande de Filles” in its native French tongue, which translates roughly to band (or group) of girls. Yet the English release of the film gives it this name: “Girlhood.” The title seems not only ill-fitting but also begging […]

by · February 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
REVIEW: Fifty Shades of Grey

REVIEW: Fifty Shades of Grey

By Marshall Shaffer “Fifty Shades of Grey” boasts a killer soundtrack of catchy pop tunes from some top artists – Beyoncé, Ellie Goulding, Sia – to spruce up what might otherwise be boring, forgettable montages. But while I watched the dominant sadomasochist Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) attempt to lure the […]

by · February 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
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r/view: Timbuktu & Still Alice

By Marshall Shaffer   Timbukto Abderrahmane Sissako’s “Timbuktu” shows the consequences of radical Jihadist rule in a small north African village to gripping effect. No one goes untouched by their moralistic scourge as the fundamentalists clamp down on basic liberties and freedoms. The violent authorities tolerate no view or action […]

by · February 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Events, Film
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a/perture, Piedmont Triad Film Commission, & New Winston Museum Present “Made in Winston-Salem” Film Series

By Staff   Collaborative partners a/perture Cinema, New Winston Museum and Piedmont Triad Film Commission have announced the arrival of the “Made in Winston-Salem” film and exhibit series premiering March 12th, 2015. “Made in Winston-Salem” will include screenings of films and exhibits featuring information about films created in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County […]