Commentary

Oct 4 2014

2014 Reel Independent Film Extravaganza

DC Filmdom is proud to be partnered with the folks at Reel Independent Film Extravaganza (RIFE), which begins its one-week run on Friday, October 10 at DC’s West End Cinema. The festival was established by local filmmakers as a platform for independent movie-making talent from around the world to converge with an eclectic offering of features, shorts and documentaries in an […]
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Aug 12 2014

Robin Williams: an appreciation

JACK You can’t do this! This is New York! Nobody lies in naked in a field in New York… It’s… it’s too Midwestern. PARRY Come on, try it. Ya feel the air on your body – ya little fella’s flappin’ in the breeze… Everybody in the city is busy with their business and no one […]
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Jan 1 2014

Mike’s Top 10 Films of 2013

2013 was such a fantastic year in film – almost overwhelmingly so – that whittling my choices down even to a hefty Top 20 list would relegate some of my favorites to the “honorable mention” section. A few wonderful films that didn’t make the cut – “Saving Mr. Banks”, “The Spectacular Now”, “Nebraska” and “Mud”, for […]
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Dec 9 2013

2013 WAFCA Awards: “12 Years A Slave” Prevails

This morning, The Washington, DC Area Fim Critics Association announced its winners for 2013. The choices were particularly tough this year, but ultimately “12 Years A Slave” proved to be the complete package as the most emotionally charged and challenging film of 2013. Winning Best Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Ensemble, Best Adapted […]
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Sep 10 2013

Spooky Movie Announces 2013 Schedule

PRESS RELEASE: SPOOKY MOVIE INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2013 SCHEDULE (September 10, 2013) Washington, DC: The Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival announced today the 51 short and feature films which will screen at the eighth annual festival, held for the second consecutive year at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Md. from October […]
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Mar 1 2013

Same-Sex Kissing In Film: an essay

(This article was originally published at Reel Film News on March 1, 2013.) Kissing in film. We see it done in almost every movie, from Disney animated movies, to kid’s fare (The Sandlot, The Goonies), even in male-dominated movies like Reservoir Dogs, even if it’s just chaste or on the cheek. We barely think twice […]
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