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Kyle's Criterion Corner: Fox and His Friends (1975)

With friends like this, who really needs enemies?

Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1975 stunningly devastating Fox and His Friends is among the German auteurs strongest social and political film mixing a tragic tale that is provocatively progressive, darkly funny, and forthright.

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Kyle's Criterion Corner: Heart of a Dog (2015)

To sum up artist Laurie Anderson would be a task onto itself; having been a pioneer in electronic music, a film-maker, an inventor, an avant-garde multi-media artist, pop star of sorts, but perhaps what she also wants to be known as well is a dog lover.

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RVA filmmaker's 'Dungeons & Dragqueens' gets first terrifying, hilarious trailer

It's 1989 and there's a pulsing electronic soundtrack flowing over the screams of high school kids as they're being chased by demons in a dingy Richmond basement.

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Silent Music Revival presents The Night Before Christmas 12/18 at Gallery5

To celebrate their 10 year anniversary, Silent Music Revival will screen Ladislas Starevich's 1913 film, The Night Before Christmas this weekend at Gallery5.

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'Princess Mononoke' gets 20th anniversary theatrical release with showings in RVA

The legendary anime Princess Mononoke is reaching its 20th anniversary next year and movie theaters around the country, including at least one in the RVA area, are celebrating with a limited

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Kyle's Criterion Corner: The Squid and the Whale (2005)

Divorce is hard. The Squid and the Whale, Noah Baumbach’s 2005 semi-autobiographical film about a Reagan-era, bohemian Brooklyn family dealing with a painful and confusing separation, is a humorous composition of a wounded family in denial of martial dissolution.

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"Christine": New biopic offers gripping, tragic look at a TV journalist who slowly unravels

Christine follows the lead-up and death of Christine Chubbuck, a Sarasota TV journalist who committed live, on-camera suicide in 1974. Before shooting herself, Chubbuck read a sardonic statement wherein her death would be incongruent to the “blood and guts” reporting her station had been weaving to.

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RVA post-punks Get in the Car releases surreal video shot by Post-Cognitive Photography

In December 1948, a body washed up on the South Australian shore. This discovery lead to an international attempt to identify the man who's only unique feature was a scrap of paper with the words "tamám shud" scribbled upon it.

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Danny McBride discusses "dramas with dick jokes" and creating 'Vice Principals' in his Virginia home at the 2016 VA Film Festival

If being crass were a science, then the Virginia-bred movie star Danny McBride would have a PhD.

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James River Film Society to screen Iggy Pop doc, 'Gimme Danger' at The Byrd Theatre Sunday

Punk music has played a crucial role in not only shaping what Richmond's music scene is today, but the entire music industry. But for those that need a little history lesson on the impact of punk music or if you're simply a fan of the genre, The Byrd will have a special treat for you this weekend.

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Good Day RVA debuts new live video with My Morning Jacket's Carl Broemel

It's been in the works for a bit, but those who follow the local, independent film collective Good Day RVA, they've been waiting in anticipation for this release.

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Werner Herzog's VFF talk was as impressive as the director's legendary career

“There’s a world out there that defies our comprehension.”

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Kyle's Criterion Corner: Valley of the Dolls and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Some say good bad movies aren’t just made, they are born. Rarely are films celebrated for how lousy but entertaining they are. One could argue that to make a film that is quantifiably neither bad nor good or somehow both would be a happy accident rather than an actual attainable goal.

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Netflix's 'Mascots' won't make you get up and cheer, but has its moments

In the giant grab-bag of comedy ventures that Netflix chooses to reproduce, resurrect or freshly launch, a Christopher Guest mockumentary movie seems like a damn good idea. Since the 80s, Guest has been doing this form of comedy since the “This is…Spinal Tap” days to his directorial debut of 1996’s “Waiting for Guffman” which combined documentary style with improvisational comedy.

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Come on and SLAM! Space Jam returns to RVA theaters for one night event

It's been 20 years since Michael Jordan teamed up Bugs Bunny to defeat some intergalactic bad guys.

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Catch Werner Herzog's new film 'Into the Inferno' on Netflix ahead of his Virginia Film Festival appearance 11/4

The Virginia Film Festival's lineup is pretty impressive this year with German Filmmaker Werner Herzog topping the bill. And while he'll be screening his newest documentary, 'Into the Inferno' at the festival, you can catch it ahead of time on Netflix towards the end of this month.

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Midnight Movies are back at the Byrd

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Netflix's 'Luke Cage' succeeds with a Black role often neglected

Netflix seems to have successfully adapted a 1970s blaxploitation comic into a 13-episode, insanely relevant story about a bulletproof Black man and his journey to becoming a hero in Harlem, NYC.

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Premiere: Brunswick drops new video for "Fire Circle" filmed at Round Two on Broad st. - catch them at the VMFA for First Fridays

It might appear to be a normal business day at RVA's Round Two with hip kids picking up kicks and jerseys, but it doesn't take long for the kick drum to slide in followed by some of the smoothest horns you'll hear this side of James River.

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Danny McBride, Werner Herzog & Shirley MacLaine top 2016 Virginia Film Festival bill

The Virginia Film Festival has announced its lineup of movies and events today and it features some unique options for fans of cinema, documentary and dick jokes.

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