Tag: Arts

13th Alexandria Film Festival brings record numbers

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] More than 1,000 cinephiles flocked to the Charles Beatley Library and AMC Hoffman Center 22 for the 13th annual Alexandria...

Deeyah Khan attempts to understand white supremacists in “White Right: Meeting...

By Luke Anderson | [email protected] In her 2017 documentary, “White Right: Meeting the Enemy,” Muslim filmmaker Deeyah Khan works her way under the skin of...

“The Spy Being Home Plate” details the unbelievable life of a...

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] Moe Berg was a brilliant man, and Aviva Kempner is an amazing filmmaker. So it’s unsurprising that Kempner’s movie about...

“She’s in Portland” is a beautiful, bumpy ride

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The open road, a set of wheels and a dream. In the grand mythology of America, they’re the holy trinity,...

SNL, T.C. Williams alum honors her father in short film ‘Daddio’

By Luke Anderson | [email protected] Native Alexandrian Casey Wilson (“Saturday Night Live,” “Happy Endings”) makes her directorial debut in the short film, “Daddio,” which offers...

“This Changes Everything” is an important yet flawed story of sexism...

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] One of the highlighted movies in this year’s Alexandria Film Festival, “This Changes Everything” makes a compelling case that discrimination...

‘Raising Buchanan’ brings humor and heart to a Coen-esque crime caper

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] President James Buchanan, our country’s 14th commander-in-chief, is commonly ranked as one of the worst presidents in American history. His decisions...

2019 Alexandria Film Festival brings 53 films to the screen

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Every year, thousands of film lovers flock to Venice, Manhattan and Park City to catch a glimpse of the latest...

Review: ‘Joker’ transforms comic book villainy into a chilling character study

By Richard Roeper It's difficult to fathom anyone who has actually seen "Joker" coming away with the impression that it's a sympathetic origin story or...

Tom Paxton reflects on songwriting and a decades-spanning career

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] When he was 15 years old, Grammy-nominated folk singer-songwriter Tom Paxton pulled a guitar out of his aunt’s closet in...