Tag: review

Alexandria Film Festival 2021 Reviews: ‘Ultimate Ink’ ponders a universal question

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] The international showcase in this year’s Alexandria Film Festival contains four films, one each from South Africa, Russia, Iran and...

ACPS administrators advocate to keep school resource officers

By Lindsey Sullivan | [email protected] As part of its bi-annual review of the memorandum of understanding between Alexandria schools and the Alexandria Police Department, the...

Ben Affleck grapples with his demons in sports drama “The Way...

By Richard Roeper Jack Cunningham has the moves of a veteran alcoholic. When Jack drinks athome, he puts one can of beer in the freezer to...

Review: A balletic rendition of ‘Phantom of the Opera’

By Jordan Wright In an extraordinary adaptation of “Phantom of the Opera,” Director Paata Tsikurishvili re-envisions the Phantom’s world – not as an opera, but...

Review: Adam Sandler gives the performance of a lifetime in “Uncut...

By Richard Roeper Very few movies really get inside the edgy, exhilarating, heart-stopping, self-destructive mindset of the hardcore gambler. There’s "The Cincinnati Kid," "Rounders” and the...

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,...

“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...

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...