Friday, November 9, 2012
Review of latest James Bond film.
In its 50th year, there is much at stake for the Bond franchise. So many great movies, producing such a cultural icon, they want to create a movie worthy of release in the anniversary year. Something mediocre or forgettable just wouldn't do (ahem, Moonraker, I'm talking to you…). They have their past and their future to think of. They don't want to be asking "Will Bond live to die another day?" By showing due respect to its pedigree, adding some exciting new elements, featuring a great script, acting, and production design, Skyfall rises to the top as one of this year's best films, Bond or otherwise. Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes (American Beauty) helms the story wherein a madman (of course) winds up with the hard drive that reveals …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Reel Water Film Festival presents more than 60 international films at BlackRock Center for the Arts on Saturday. Proceeds will help provide clean water to communities in the Dominican Republic and the Philippines.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
According to an annual report by American Rivers, the Potomac River is the most endangered river in the United States. While Congress considers rolling back clean water protections, Journey's Crossing Church of Germantown and Food for the Hungry are rolling out the Reel Water Film Festival on Saturday at BlackRock Center for the Arts, where organizers hope to raise awareness about the scarcity of clean water while offering practical solutions to the escalating global problem. Proceeds from donations and ticket sales go toward the nonprofit festival's goal of raising enough money to fund an already underway Food for the Hungry water sanitation project in Olivero, Dominican Republic. Also under the $12,000 goal is $5,000 worth of Sawyer …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Film about Muslim-Christian tension in a Lebanese village bounces back between comedy and drama, but winds up "too heavy handed," a Patch Blogger writes.
Friday, March 18, 2011
The 19th annual Environmental Film Festival runs through March 27, 2011. Most venues are located in Washington, D.C., but some films are showing at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring.
One of the great things about living in Germantown is being close enough to Washington, D.C. to enjoy events like the 19th annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital. The focus of this year's festival is the relationship between energy and the environment. Showing at over 60 venues across the region, the 150 films at this year's festival span a wide range of topics - from wind power to whale song. The festival started last Tuesday, but there's still plenty of time to see many of these unique and innovative films before the festival ends on March 27, 2011. Helen Strong, public affairs director, said that the festival will give viewers "a sense of what is happening in the global environment." Viewers get to expand their …