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Review: In 'The Last Knight,' round 5 for the Transformers

23 Jun 2017

A concussed serenity sets in somewhere in the middle of the ceaseless ballet of metal and machismo in Michael Bay's "Transformers: The Last Knight." 

 

Review: Fall in love with 'The Big Sick'

23 Jun 2017

That two people could overcome centuries-old cultural obstacles, the perils of modern dating and a critical illness and end up together is a great story. 

 

Review: Coppola's 'The Beguiled' disturbing and beautiful

23 Jun 2017

"The Beguiled" is a strange and uncomfortable film in both of its iterations. 

 

Film Scene: Week’s screenings bring both classic and new animation

21 Jun 2017

If you live in the greater Savannah area and have not yet availed yourself of a trip out to Tybee Island’s beautifully restored single-screen movie house, there’s no time like the present.

 

Mighty Eighth Museum hosts big-screen viewing of war documentary at Lucas Theatre

20 Jun 2017

Here in Savannah, our community is lucky indeed to have several very different museums at our disposal. One of the most unique of these institutions is the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, located in nearby Pooler.

 

Review: In 'The Mummy,' Tom Cruise dances with the undead

16 Jun 2017

Of all the CGI-ed supernatural forces slung in Alex Kurtzman's "The Mummy" (and, believe me, there are a lot), none can compete with the spectral spectacle of Tom Cruise, at 54.

 

Review: 'Cars 3' steers a welcome if imperfect gender shift

16 Jun 2017

Three films in, it's time to ask some hard questions about the world of "Cars."

 

Review: A questionable murder derails 'Rough Night' fun

16 Jun 2017

In "Rough Night," four women on a wild and crazy bachelorette weekend in Miami accidentally kill a guy and try to get away with it.

 

Review: 'The Book of Henry' loses sight of its own plot

16 Jun 2017

When film students in the future search for terrible movies in 2017, they'll have a hard time locating "The Book of Henry." Not because it's good — trust us, it isn't — but because it will be hard to find.

 

Film Scene: Get classic horror, kids’ choice and more in Savannah, Tybee, beyond

14 Jun 2017

How many different alternative cinema events can we pack into just one installment of Film Scene, you may ask? 

 

Review: 'It Comes at Night' a brisk psychological thriller

09 Jun 2017

"It Comes at Night" has the title of a horror film and, at times, the mood of one, but it is far too restrained to get the juices of the genre crowd going.

 

Review: Elliott shines as usual, but 'Hero' doesn't satisfy

09 Jun 2017

At the beginning of "The Hero," Lee Hayden, the aging Hollywood Western actor played by Sam Elliott, is recording a radio spot for barbecue sauce. And he's really, really good at it.

 

Film Scene: Marilyn Monroe, ‘Dirty Dozen’ and plenty of kids’ flicks to choose from this week

07 Jun 2017

Well, it’s finally started to get hot out there, folks. Savannah hot. Hot enough to fry an egg on a battalion of palmetto bugs.

 

Review: 'Wonder Woman' film and star live up to the name

02 Jun 2017

"Wonder Woman" has been the subject of so much superfluous fuss, it'd be easy to forget that behind all of the hand-wringing and both symbolic and real pressure to succeed there's actually a movie meant to entertain.

 

Review: 'Captain Underpants' delights with humor for all

02 Jun 2017

With a title like "Captain Underpants," you expect kid-friendly fart jokes and toilet humor.

 

Film Scene: Kids’ classics top the lineup in Savannah, Tybee and beyond

31 May 2017

There are so many specialty cinema events taking place in the greater Savannah area over the next seven days that it’s somewhat hard to fathom. 

 

Review: Fifth ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ flick forced to fight bloat

24 May 2017

The opening scene of the new “Pirates of the Caribbean” is a fitting metaphor for where we stand in this long franchise: A creaky old galleon is unceremoniously yanked up from the ocean depths and the only things aboard are cranky old ghosts.

 
 

Review: Even The Rock’s biceps can’t lift up ‘Baywatch’

24 May 2017

Of this, dear moviegoer, rest assured: Dwayne Johnson’s biceps still ripple and glisten in the sunlight. So do his triceps, pecs, abs, delts, quads, lats and the other 600 or so muscles of the human body.

 

Review: Pitt goes all out in flawed satire ‘War Machine’

24 May 2017

Here’s a general rule of thumb: If you’re going to rely heavily on voiceover to tell your movie’s story, and exclusively so in the first 15 minutes with an assault of colorful character introductions, you’d do well to make sure the narrator is a compelling one.

 

Film Scene: Week’s screenings include favorite classics, modern surprises

24 May 2017

This week’s batch of what we here at Film Scene call “alternative cinema” fare includes two movies that will sound quite familiar to anyone out there who read last week’s column, for two distinctly different reasons.

 

Review: Bryan Cranston shines in moody, escapist 'Wakefield'

19 May 2017

Have you ever fantasized about one day walking away from your well-ordered life? Just ditching work and the humdrum routine of life? You have? Then, before you go, you need to see the curiously brilliant film "Wakefield."

 

Film Scene: Anniversary screenings, Audrey Hepburn on the island and more

17 May 2017

Those of you whose schedules may not have allowed you to catch the recent one-day-only big-screen revival of visionary French filmmaker Luc Besson’s over-the-top sci-fi-comedy mashup “The Fifth Element” are in luck.

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