Summer movies not to see

Thanks to blockbusters such as WALL-E, The Dark Knight, Iron Man and Kung Fu Panda, summer 2008 turned out to be a smash success from a popular and critical standpoint. Those films were entertaining and origina...

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

After the slew of quality superhero films in 2008, this year is sure to disappoint. Sure, March saw the long-awaited release of Watchmen, but other than that, all comics fans get in ’09 is director Gavin Hood’s...

Ebertfest – Chop Shop

This isn’t the first time writer-director Ramin Bahrani — announced tonight as a Guggenheim fellowship winner — has graced the Virginia Theatre stage during Ebertfest. The North Carolina native also appeared in...

A look at Ebertfest’s past

With the 11th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival just around the corner and buzz writers’ previews helping you decide which shows to catch, it’s worth a moment of pause to look back at highlights from previous ...

Ebertfest Preview Chop Shop

Winner of prizes at the Independent Spirit Awards and the Riga International Film Forum and rated a certified-fresh 96% on RottenTomatoes, Chop Shop is North Carolina native Ramin Bahrani’s fourth project as a ...
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