Ellen Adams


'Life' fails to innovate

“Life” is not as thought-provoking or well-written as films like “Gravity,” or “Interstellar,” but it is not terrible, either.

​“A Series of Unfortunate Events” is fortunately a hit

“This show will wreck your evening, your whole life and your day. Every single episode is nothing but dismay,” Neil Patrick Harris sings in the opening credits of “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” one of the latest original series from Netflix.

Another good season is cooking on “Bob’s Burgers”

“Bob’s Burgers” is something of an anomaly. It’s certainly not a kid’s cartoon, but it is also nowhere near as profane as shows like “Family Guy” and “South Park.” “Bob’s Burgers” is in a category of its own, and it excels in this uniqueness as it enters its seventh season, which premiered Sunday.

​Virginia Film Festival releases 2016 lineup

On Tuesday at the Jefferson Theater, Virginia Film Festival director Jody Kielbasa announced the lineup for the 29th annual event, which will take place in Charlottesville Nov. 3 to 6.