North Asheville Library hosts David Bowie film series, registration nears for the 48 Hour Film Project and a Brevard-based filmmaker wins an Emmy.
In Theaters. You know things are looking grim when the most promising mainstream release of the week is the third film in an animated series. OK, we do get the Oscar nominated short films, so that’s something, but we are clearly still in the winter of our discontent — again. Next week promises to be […]
In Theaters. Well, last week proved rather dreary and it’s not at all certain that this week is going to be all that much of an improvement. There are three mainstream titles — one of which is expected to finally dethrone Deadpool — and no art titles (but that’s another story that I’ll explain below). […]
Asheville Brewing celebrates The Silence of the Lambs’ 25th anniversary, the Fly Fishing Film Tour stops at Highland Brewing and Kanuga readies for the Dirty Dancing remake.
In Theaters. Here we have one of those weeks used to more or less just keep things going by plugging in some kind of product to keep us vaguely interested until the Next Big Thing when Batman and Superman punch the crap out of each other on March 25. As a result this week we […]
UNCA hosts the F (feminist)-Word Film Festival, Mechanical Eye presents expanded cinema performances and sign-ups open for Toy Boat’s Ten Minute Movies.
The Magnetic Theatre hosts a festival of local comedy short films, filmmaker O.K. Keyes presents an installation and workshop at Pack Library and Asheville School of Film holds its spring Open House and Filmmaker Mixer.
In Theaters. OK, so last week wasn’t pretty and this week has its issues — can it really be time for another goopy Nicholas Sparks adaptation? — but it does afford us one quality movie for the adults among us and a new Coen Brothers film. This is clearly a step up from January with […]
In Theaters. It’s a two-fer kind of week in that we get two mainstream titles and two art titles, though one of those art titles is being foolishly (I think) treated as mainstream. (I could be wrong.) Neither of the mainstream titles excite me — your mileage may vary — but at least one of […]
Asheville School of Film screens student films and offers new courses, North Asheville Library starts a Raymond Chandler series and a native Ashevillean starts a production studio.
Two documentaries on extreme runners and the Tarahumara Indians, plus a benefit screening for Homeward Bound of WNC.
In Theaters. This week’s Next Big Thing would seem to be wisecracking, R-rated superhero I freely admit to never having heard of prior to this movie. But there’s also the new Michael Moore documentary, a sequel I’m not sure anyone asked for, and something I’m pretty sure nobody asked for. While the Coen Brothers’ latest […]
The 2015 movie year was a rich and somewhat strange one. It was rich in that there were a lot of good — even great or near-great — films, but it was strange in that its peaks didn’t soar. Apart from Clouds of Sils Maria (and even it haunted me more than it did anything […]
Free screenings at UNC Asheville, Mars Hill and the West Asheville Library, plus the Boone Film Festival extends its submission deadline.
In Theaters. And you thought last week was bad? At least last week you got the expansions of Carol and The Revenant. This week — No such luck. In fact, no luck at all. It is so exceedingly grim that…well, you’ve certainly noticed by now that the featured image is from a movie made 40 […]
In Theaters. So here we are celebrating the end of the year with exactly one new movie to choose from (not that there aren’t some pretty choice choices already out) — and because it’s from the Weinsteins, they’ve played around with when we’ll get it because…well, they’re the Weinsteins and they can. You may recall […]
Ben Lovett releases original soundtrack for “Synchronicity,” North Asheville Library screens Jules Verne adaptations and Artivational debuts its 48 Day Film Project collaborative feature.
In Theaters. Count your blessings for movies that are still playing, movies that are being brought back, and Charlie Kaufman. Otherwise, this looks like a week that might challenge last week for sheer dreadfulness and maximum awfulness — and utter suckage. Last week could indeed go down in history. And not in a good way. […]
Asheville Brewing hosts British Invasion Week films, UNCA offers two free screenings and submissions open for Music Video Asheville.
In Theaters. It’s Merry Christmas at the movies week and to prove it we are on the receiving end of no less than seven new movies — five mainstream and two art titles. Six of them open on Friday, and one on Wednesday. Move over Star Wars. Owing to the time of year, I’ve also […]
Once again the floodgates have opened and we are deluged with movies — three mainstream and two art titles. Of course, one of those mainstreamers is one of the year’s biggest Next Big Things: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2. This is one those movies that you “have” to see or suffer a violent loss of pop culture social status.