Entertainment

So it was Stone on the grassy knoll?
Published on Nov 5th, 2011
9 comments Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone spoke on Friday, November 4, day two of the Virginia Film Festival. His talk followed a screening of his lengthy JFK, a film that purports to show flaws in the...
'Natural Selection': Meanie 'Hangover' actress plays nice
Published on Nov 3rd, 2011
5 comments Rachael Harris can play mean, and in the 2009 smash hit Hangover, she plays really mean as Melissa, the girlfriend of Ed Helms' character, Stu. "My agent was getting calls for me to play the shrew,"...
Hazardous act: UVA grad had 'JFK' moment
Published on Nov 3rd, 2011
6 comments Sarah Lyman Kravits, UVA class of 1988, was in grad school in Washington when she was picked for a few moments of screen time in Oliver Stone's 1991 film, JFK. "Oliver Stone wanted everyone smoking...
Festival faces: Spacek, Stone, Sabato, and Wasikowska
Published on Nov 2nd, 2011
5 comments Just in case the movies aren't enough, the Virginia Film Festival sprinkles in a few stars.
Grindin’ it out: Kevin Everson keeps on filming
Published on Nov 2nd, 2011
0 comments It’s hard to tell whether Charlottesville’s resident experimental filmmaker Kevin Everson spends more time behind the viewfinder of his 16mm camera or at airports. Since 2010, Everson’s films have...
Best o' the fest: What real filmmakers want to see
Published on Nov 2nd, 2011
0 comments Salivation. That's what happens when you're a cinephile and you pick up the program for the 24th annual Virginia Film Festival and see all those unreleased new movies, and all those classics you've...
Production values: Jack Fisk finds days of heaven
Published on Nov 2nd, 2011
0 comments Cismont resident Jack Fisk has a charmed career. Few movie production designers have worked on so many critically acclaimed films or as consistently with extraordinary directors, such as Terrence...
Fired up: Snow falls on Wintergreen, sticks at Snowshoe
Published on Oct 31st, 2011
1 comments It may be hard to see in this photograph shot from downtown Charlottesville on Halloween afternoon; but even two days after a rare October snowfall, the slopes of Wintergreen Resort still gleam. The...
Oliver Stone, Larry Flynt headline Film Fest
Published on Oct 5th, 2011
7 comments A month before the theaters darken for the 24th Virginia Film Festival, director Jody Kielbasa has revealed the special guests so attendees can nab tickets as soon as they go on sale October 7. And...
Jicks joined by West... and even a Dead cover
Published on Oct 4th, 2011
3 comments College rock icon and UVA grad Stephen Malkmus brought his Jicks (his band) and his buddy and former bandmate Steve West (born in Charlottesville) to the stage of the Jefferson Theater September 30...
High on the Skybar
Published on Oct 3rd, 2011
11 comments Dish can't think of a recent restaurant opening that created more buzz than the Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar. When the place opened on Saturday, September 25, nearly 200 people crowed into...
Lady Justice outside the bank
Published on Sep 28th, 2011
6 comments Lady J declined to answer questions about how she balances the scales of justice and herself on top of that bucket on the Downtown Mall September 16.
A/V club: LP-grooving artists rock out at PVCC
Published on Sep 26th, 2011
0 comments In this age of iTunes and Spotify, when people are as likely to listen to music on their phones as to slip in a CD, something has been lost: rock’s visual component. While over-40 audiophiles spent...
What makes the Avett Brothers so popular?
Published on Sep 16th, 2011
1 comments Well, it might be the fact that they came back for an encore after the canned music came up– due to the Avett-loving Charlottesville crowd's insistence for "one more song." Or maybe they just...
We're going to need a bigger bulb: An interview with Pretty Lights [plus: free tickets!]
Published on Sep 12th, 2011
3 comments Colorado-based electronic musician Derek Vincent Smith is putting a fresh face on the term "vintage" with his project, Pretty Lights. Even if he's been producing hip-hop influenced beats and heavily...
Street cred: West Main relaxes
Published on Sep 10th, 2011
10 comments West Main– from the infamous cop-hits-wheelchair man intersection to the one just before the once-controversial dusty Amtrak parking lot– was the site of the second annual Midtown Street...
Local option: Why can't UVA & Tech fans watch games?
Published on Sep 5th, 2011
19 comments I love listening to football on the radio. When I go to a game, I always take my little Bell & Howell worldband with me so I can tune in; football games are often much easier to follow with some...
Swagged Out: Peyton Tochterman's 'A New World'
Published on Sep 5th, 2011
3 comments At times, Peyton Tochterman's new album really doesn't even sound like a Peyton Tochterman album. This would be sort of an odd thing to suggest for any musician, but especially so with the...
Rock Gods: Sermons From The Hold Steady's Craig Finn
Published on Aug 26th, 2011
0 comments Ever since their breakthrough album Separation Sunday, the Hold Steady have written songs examining characters in difficult situations (addiction, sex problems, dangerous communities) stumbling their...
Snap: Faith Mission Fellowship sings
Published on Aug 24th, 2011
1 comments Members of Free Union-based Faith Mission Fellowship regale passersby with their songs of Christian hope and inspiration on a recent Thursday night.