UPDATE: Reynolda FF and RiverRun International FF

The Reynolda Film Festival was terrific!  I really liked The Messenger (which I had been interested in seeing for some time) and thought Spike Lee inspired the students in the crowd Friday night.  The Wake Forest students who worked on the festival were extremely professional and put on a great program.

Now it’s time to shift gears and get ready for RiverRun International Film Festival, which runs April 15 – 25.  I have a stack of screener DVDs with films programmed for the festival sitting on my table and will start watching and making some recommendations this week!

Oh – I have meant to write a line or two about Alice in Wonderland but never gotten around to it.  I enjoyed the look of the film, as I usually do with Tim Burton’s work, and I thought this story worked a bit better than it does in some of his other films.  If Burton could construct a narrative that is as powerful as his visuals, that would be a film I could elevate to my top tier.

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