Category Archives: Film

Every note tells a story for ‘House of Cards’ and chamber festival composer Jeff Beal

Read Walter Tunis’ profile of Chamber Fest artist-in-residence Jason Vieaux. Click here for the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington schedule. All of Jeff Beal’s music tells a story. Lately, it’s the story of Machiavellian Washington power couple Frank and Claire … Continue reading

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Summer Classics: ‘Rear Window’ endures as a Hitchcock masterpiece

Some films that make it onto the Kentucky Theatre’s Summer Classics series took time to develop their classic status, or even went out of favor for a while. That was never the case with Rear Window (1954), which shows at 1:30 and 7:15 p.m. … Continue reading

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Summer Classic: Grant and Hepburn charm in Hitchcock-lite ‘Charade’

“What is he doing?” my wife exclaimed, as we watched Cary Grant take a shower in a (no doubt) designer suit in Charade. He was being charming, of course. Charade, this week’s entry in the Kentucky Theatre’s Summer Classics series is a … Continue reading

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Three intriguing things about ‘Ricki and the Flash’

A lot is being made about the fact that Meryl Streep plays a guitar-wielding rocker and the estranged mother to her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer in Ricki and the Flash. That’s all cool. But there are three pairings that really make me more interested … Continue reading

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A scary Summer Classics double feature: ‘Bride of Frankenstein’ and ‘The Black Cat’

For the past few weeks, the Kentucky Theatre‘s Summer Classics series has been offering big, venerable classics, including E.T. last week and The Sound of Music the previous week. It’s time to change things up, and our favorite downtown movie house is doing just … Continue reading

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Summer Classic: The quotable ‘Casablanca’

The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Casablanca  (1942) is the star-crossed lovers Rick (Humphrey Bogart) and Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), whose passion couldn’t overcome the war that tore them apart. The thing most people say are the quotes. You … Continue reading

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Kentucky Theatre Summer Classics 2015

Big names! Big titles! Big action! Sumptuous romance! Hilarious comedy! Yes, summertime is blockbuster season, when Hollywood rolls out popcorn fare and huge crowd pleasers. This year’s Summer Classics series as the Kentucky Theatre takes a similar tact, loading the … Continue reading

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Follow up: Lexington filmmaker wins in ‘Twilight’ competition

Lexington director Lindsey Hancock Williamson has won (again) in the Twilight Storytellers competition, and will film her short movie based on characters from the Twilight series later this month. The Storytellers — New Voices of the Twilight Saga competition was launched by Twilight author … Continue reading

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Lexington filmmaker competing to direct ‘Twilight’ short film

Lexington filmmaker Lindsey Hancock Williamson is in the running to direct a short film based on characters in the Twilight series through The Storytellers: New Voices of the Twilight Saga competition presented Lionsgate films, Facebook, Twilight series author Stephenie Meyer, and others. Williamson is already a two-time winner in … Continue reading

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Oscar picks: My favorite in the ‘Boyhood’ – ‘Birdman ‘ race, and why it will lose

The best picture race in the 87th Academy Awards, we are told, has come down to two movies: Boyhood, Richard Linklater’s 12-year-project to tell the story of adolescence through a cast all aging together through the course of the movie, and Birdman,  Alejandro González Iñárritu’s … Continue reading

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