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The Grand in Ellsworth to hold third annual LGBT Film Festival

This weekend, the LGBT Film Festival celebrates its third year at The Grand in Ellsworth with a new theme to inspire hope, building on the previous years when the festival highlighted the “It Gets Better” movement and “Sharing the Stories.” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Captain Phillips’

In theaters “Captain Phillips,” written by Billy Ray (screenplay), Richard Phillips and Stephan Talty (based upon the book “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea”), directed by Paul Greengrass, 134 minutes, rated PG-13. Paul Greengrass … Continue reading

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DVD/Blu-ray Pick of the Week: ‘I Married a Witch’

Just in time for Halloween, The Criterion Collection has released Rene Clair’s 1942 supernatural screwball comedy “I Married a Witch,” a love story whose satire and wit still ring true more than 70 years after its initial release. The films … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Bad Milo’

In theaters and on demand “Bad Milo,” written by Benjamin Hayes and Jacob Vaughan, directed by Vaughan, 85 minutes, rated R. Stress can lead to any number of ailments, both physical and mental. From heart disease to sleep disorders, when … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Gravity’

In theaters “Gravity,” written by Alfonso Cuaron and Jonas Cuaron, directed by Alfonso Cuaron, 90 minutes, rated PG-13. “Gravity,” the latest from acclaimed “Children of Men” director Alfonso Cuaron, lifts you up to the most solitary space imaginable, where the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Rush’

In theaters “Rush,” written by Peter Morgan, directed by Ron Howard, 123 minutes, rated R. What is it that drives two men to risk life and limb, racing each other in an open cockpit car at 170 mph, knowing full … Continue reading

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Interview with ‘The Disappeared’ producer Walter Forsyth

It could be argued that a confined story, one that features only a few characters in a tight space for the entire duration, is one of the most difficult to adapt for the big screen. Generally speaking, there’s nothing to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Prisoners’

In theaters “Prisoners,” written by Aaron Guzikowski, directed by Denis Villeneuve, 153 minutes, rated R. “Prisoners,” Denis Villeneuve’s follow-up to 2010’s standout Oscar-nominated film “Incendies,” is a lot like its predecessor in that it builds and meticulously unravels a mystery, … Continue reading

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Q&A with ‘Roommate Wanted’ director Stephen Parkhurst

Full disclosure: I grew up with Stephen Parkhurst. I’ve known him since junior high school, where he and I, along with my brother Tony, bonded over our love of the cinema. When it came time for college, it was no … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘The Lone Ranger’

In Theaters “The Lone Ranger,” written by Justin Haythe, Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, directed by Gore Verbinski, 149 minutes, rated PG-13. There’s something to be said for the art of old-fashioned storytelling, in passing down a spoken tale from … Continue reading

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