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RiverRun wraps, and films reap

The 19th annual RiverRun International Film Festival wrapped for 2017 Sunday night, following the presentation of jury and audience choice awards. Joachim Lafosse’s After Love, ...
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Grand Dame: Jane Alexander honored as Master of Cinema                                    

Jane Alexander is unquestionably one of America’s great actresses. In a distinguished career that spans over 50 years, the range of roles she’s played – ...
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Video Vault – Apr 5, 2017

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT DVD PICK OF THE WEEK THE VALLEY OF GWANGI (Warner Archive): Ray Harryhausen’s legendary “Dynamation” stop-motion animation effects highlight this entertainingly ...
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Riverrun 2017

By Mark Burger Winston-Salem isn’t Cannes, France or Park City, Utah, but with the opening Thursday of the 19th annual RiverRun International Film Festival, the ...
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Video Vault – Mar 29, 2017

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT DVD PICK OF THE WEEK FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK (FilmRise/MVD Entertainment Group): Adam Nimoy directed this entertaining, deeply personal documentary ...
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Grand Dame: Jane Alexander honored as Master of Cinema                                    

  Jane Alexander is unquestionably one of America’s great actresses. In a distinguished career that spans over 50 years, the range of roles she’s played ...
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Video Vault – Mar 22, 2017

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT DVD PICK OF THE WEEK S.O.B. (Warner Archive): Blake Edwards delivered this poison-pen letter to Hollywood with this blistering 1981 satire ...
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Video Vault – Mar 15, 2017

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT DVD PICK OF THE WEEK FIRESTARTER (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory): Critics weren’t kind to this 1984 adaptation of Stephen King’s best-seller – ...
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Sammie soars into Geeksboro for special screening

Sammie Cassell isn’t a superhero, but sometimes he dresses like one. And if heroism is determined by generosity and kindness he might very well qualify ...
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Video Vault – Mar 8, 2017

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT DVD PICK OF THE WEEK THE KLANSMAN (Olive Films): What could – and should – have been a powerful portrayal of ...