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The Top 20 Films of 2016

By Christian Hamaker on January 4, 2017

It was a highly rewarding year at the movies.

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Passion Projects Light Up Middleburg Film Festival

By Christian Hamaker on October 26, 2016

A festival that satisfies both critics and casual moviegoers in a setting that’s equal to the beauty on screen.

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Cameraperson Points Its Lens at Both Death and Life

By Christian Hamaker on October 14, 2016

Non-narrative filmmaking that makes a deeply human connection.

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Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience Condenses All of Time to 44 Minutes

By Christian Hamaker on October 7, 2016

Spending so little time on human beings cuts both ways in a documentary focused mainly on the time before man.

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The Vessel Proves See-Worthy

By Christian Hamaker on September 7, 2016

A Terrence Malick production steers clear of heavy-handed metaphor thanks to a bounty of beautiful images.

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Identity Crisis Applies to More Than Just Characters in “Morris From America”

By Christian Hamaker on August 25, 2016

A too-thin slice-of-life story leaves audiences underfed.

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Kubo and the Two Strings Strikes a Masterful Chord

By Christian Hamaker on August 19, 2016

Laika’s latest caps a strong summer for family movies.

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Potent Story Lacks Punch in The Innocents

By Christian Hamaker on July 7, 2016

A Polish religious drama has a distinctive story but a less memorable visual approach.

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Les Cowboys Exchanges Indians for Islam

By Christian Hamaker on July 1, 2016

An update on The Searchers takes John Ford to France.

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AFI DOCS Highlight Life, Death and Industries Struggling to Survive

By Christian Hamaker on June 29, 2016

AFI’s documentary film festival gets stronger each year.

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