April 16, 2014 12:00
After all the international acclaim, “I went back to high school,” Lynskey says simply, to the laughter of those attending her Emerging Master award presentation Saturday at the UNCSA School of Filmmaking in Winston-Salem, one of the major events of the 16 th annual RiverRun International Film Festival....
April 16, 2014 12:00
In 1943, the Nazis control Italy and the Vatican has declared itself neutral, but that doesn’t dissuade monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty (Peck) from overseeing a covert, underground escape network for thousands of escaped POWs, Jewish refugees and downed fliers....
April 16, 2014 12:00
The story focuses on Kaylie (Karen Gillan) and Tim (Brenton Thwaites), siblings newly reunited when Tim is released from a mental institution for killing their father 10 years before....
April 16, 2014 12:00
Irrfan Khan (also an executive producer), whose sad eyes and slumped demeanor are enormously effective in conveying his character’s loneliness and depression, plays Saajan, a widowed accountant being pushed into retirement. Each day he has lunch delivered to his office via Mumbai’s massive lunch-delivery network and each day it’s the same....
April 9, 2014 12:00
Actor, author, director, raconteur, recording artist, equestrian, philanthropist, superstar. Yes, William Shatner is all those things and many more, and now he shares the stories and secrets of his life and career in his trademark high-energy style, combining personal anecdotes and asides, jokes, and even a bit of soul-searching....
April 9, 2014 12:00
A star-studded cast includes Brad Pitt (also a producer), Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson and Alfre Woodard. Undoubtedly among the best American films ever made about slavery, it’s not easy to watch but impossible to forget....
April 2, 2014 12:00
“I think RiverRun has far exceeded any of our expectations, both in terms of its programming and its impact on the community as reflected by its attendance numbers,” Pollock observes. “We were hoping to find a niche audience for a festival that would show movies never seen other wise....
April 2, 2014 12:00
Set during the holiday season in Jacksonville, Fla., the story focuses on Kevin Hedges, a single father recently widowed and unemployed. An aspiring author, he pins his hopes on winning an annual children’s-book competition while trying to keep his life from bottoming out entirely....
April 2, 2014 12:00
“100 YEARS OF WRIGLEY FIELD” (MLB Productions/LionsGate): The title tells all in this sports documentary ($19.98 retail) saluting the long-time home of the long-suffering Chicago Cubs, featuring Ernie Banks, Ferguson Jenkins, Billy Williams and other superstars....

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