Long before Marvel rolled out its ambitious and entertaining Cinematic Universe of superhero films, the comic book protagonists were often out there fighting without the backing of other famed superheroes. Blade, the part-human, part-vampire protagonist played by Wesley Snipes, is a superb example of that lone-wolf mentality.
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The holiday Groundhog Day, which is today, was once just a simple little tradition where a small town in Pennsylvania pulled a groundhog from its burrow to determine how much longer the winter would last. Totally normal. But thanks to the 1993 film starring Bill Murray, Groundhog Day has become shorthand for feeling like you’re in a nightmarish, Sisyphean loop and can’t get out of it.
A locally produced feature length documentary about Baltimore’s rat population opens Friday, September 15 at Station North’s Parkway Theatre. Theo Anthony’s Rat Film explores what Baltimore’s relationship to rats exposes about boundaries of separation and the history of racism in our city.
Longtime New Yorker film critic Richard Brody, who has attended multiple Maryland Film Festivals, had some high praise for this year’s edition in the new Parkway Theatre – and it wasn’t just because of the luxurious new digs.
The 19th annual Maryland Film Festival opens Wednesday, May 3, with the opening night shorts program and gala, followed by four full days of excellent independent film.