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Horror comedies tend to be a mixed bag, and Jakob’s Wife is no exception, but there’s certainly enough in screenwriter/director Travis Stevens’s ambitious attempt to make it a worthwhile, if occasionally bumpy, excursion.

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HIGH POINT, N.C., July 22, 2021 – Joseph Maronski, Class of 2023, is spending 11 weeks this summer as an intern for ABC News’ “Nightline” through The Walt Disney Company, ABC’s parent organization. In this role, he is helping log and transcribe interviews, book guests, research stories, moni…

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There are two different narratives in No Ordinary Man, a feature documentary about the life and times of jazz musician Billy Tipton (1914-’89), but rather than complement or enhance the other, more often than not they interrupt and undercut the other.

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For more than a decade, a/perture cinema has been the premier destination for independent and arthouse cinema in Winston-Salem. Nestled in the heart of the downtown district, within walking distance of any number of restaurants, it can be safely said that a/perture has woven its way into the…

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Aside from giving Christopher Walken a star turn – in a more conventional role than he often plays – and Luc Montpellier’s picturesque cinematography, Percy vs. Goliath is strictly predictable by-the-numbers filmmaking. Well-intentioned but underwhelming, this fact-based melodrama never rise…

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ARTC Theatre - 100 W 7th Street - Coming July 23 at 8 pm, Twin City Standup Comedy night hosted by Alex Stone. Doors open at 7:30, tickets $10 at ARTCtheatre.com, at the door or https://bpt.me/5165774.

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Not only is Werewolves Within an entertaining film, but it is arguably the only good film ever based on a video game. For all of the Mortal Kombats, Resident Evils, and Silent Hills, films based on video games tend to offer a barrage of special effects over any semblance of story. Werewolves…

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In terms of celebrating vintage Hollywood, The University Press of Kentucky’s ongoing “Screen Classics” series has itself been cause for celebration, consistently delivering first-class, first-rate, highly informative, and entertaining show-biz biographies that are frequently the definitive …

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This may be faint praise, but screenwriter/producer/director M.J. Bassett’s Endangered Species isn’t as bad as it initially seems, and the third act is actually pretty good. That may not be a rousing endorsement, but – hey – it could have been worse.

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Hot on the heels – or reels – of its resurgent 22nd annual festival last month, the RiverRun International Film Festival is currently hosting its second annual SmartPhone Short Film Festival, and the deadline for submissions is this Friday.

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Late last month, it was announced that Deborah LaVine would be the next dean of the School of Filmmaking at UNCSA (University of North Carolina School of the Arts) in Winston-Salem, succeeding interim dean Dale Pollock, who in turn succeeded interim dean Henry Grillo last year.

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Over the years, there have been a number of memorable coming-of-age comedies that took place over a single night, chief among them American Graffiti (1973), one night in 1962 (“Where were you in ’62?” asked the ads), and Dazed and Confused (1993), which depicted one night in 1976. More recen…

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The beginning of Undine, the latest film by writer/director Christian Petzold, opens with an ending – as the relationship between the title character (Paula Beer) and her boyfriend Johannes (Jacob Matschenz) comes to an end, he having fallen for another woman.

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GREENSBORO, NC (June 7, 2021) – The Greensboro Television Network (GTN), the City’s government channel, has received two national Telly awards.

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Last year, Royal Expressions Contemporary Ballet had to postpone plans to host a Juneteenth Arts Celebration due to the pandemic. In lieu of the event, the company released a Juneteenth Greensboro film. During that time, the company heard of many Juneteenth events that were cancelled and pos…

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A Quiet Place (2018) was that rarity, a genre piece that was both a critical and financial success, as well as an impressive showcase for leading man/producer/director/screenwriter John Krasinski. The saga of an American family battling an alien invasion found a neat balance between characte…

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“OUT at the Movies,” Winston-Salem’s popular LGBTQ festival and screening series, will present a special lakeside screening of writer/producer/director Todd Stephens’s acclaimed comedy Swan Song this Saturday at SECCA (the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art), 750 Marguerite Drive, Wins…

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GREENSBORO, NC – Grab the popcorn and take a seat on LeBauer Park’s Great Lawn this summer! Greensboro Downtown Parks, Inc. (GDPI) has announced the return of its favorite community movie program, sponsored by UNC Greensboro (UNCG). 

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The 22nd annual RiverRun International Film Festival didn’t happen last year. The 23rd festival, which concluded May 16th, did happen this year – and it went off without a hitch.

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The worst school shooting in American history occurred on Valentine’s Day 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, in which 17 people were killed and another 17 injured. To quote Franklin Roosevelt, it was a day that will live in infamy – and, not surprisingly, it sparke…

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HIGH POINT, N.C. (May 21, 2021) – The High Point Public Library will host a film class for teens (ages 13-18) to learn how to write, film and edit a short film on their phone. Registration is required and already open on the library’s website and Teen Garage Facebook page.

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WINSTON-SALEM, NC (MAY 21, 2021)— The 23rd annual RiverRun International Film Festival was held May 6-16 and was a hybrid festival of virtual screenings and safe, outdoor and drive-in screenings. The festival this year presented 134 films representing 24 countries.

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Spiral is subtitled “From the Book of Saw,” which can mean only one thing: It’s another “chapter” of grisly big-screen mayhem, the only fresh twist being that the victims are all police officers.

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WINSTON-SALEM, NC (MAY 18, 2021)— The RiverRun International Film Festival today announced the Jury Awards for the 2021 Festival. This year’s festival ran May 6-16 and was a hybrid festival of virtual screenings and safe, outdoor and drive-in screenings. The festival this year presented 134 …

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The Media + Emerging Technology Lab (METL) has received a $25,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in support of its Immersive Storytelling Residency. METL Director Ryan Schmaltz announced the grant as UNCSA launches the second year of the residen…

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The UNCSA (University of North Carolina School of the Arts) School of Filmmaking will present its annual showcase of fourth-year student films on May 21st at Marketplace Cinemas Drive-In, 2095 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem. Admission is free, but due to space limitations, registration …

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Controversial and eccentric, actor and musician, martial arts guru and blessed with swoon-worthy good looks for his entire career, tough-guy Steven Seagal is selling his Scottsdale, Arizona home on Desert Mountain. With stunning views via the unusual safety of bulletproof glass, it has come …

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That Morgan Freeman and Ruby Rose headline Vanquish doesn’t make this dismal, dreary melodrama any better. It actually makes it worse because it utterly wastes them both — particularly Freeman, who looks terminally bored and literally phones in his performance. Rose, never a particularly exp…