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T. Hardy Morris added to Revival Fest lineup

20 Aug 2014

Athens-based T. Hardy Morris has been added to the Sept. 20 Revival Fest lineup, MusicFile Productions has announced.

 

Review: ‘The Giver’ alters book for softer tale

14 Aug 2014

Phillip Noyce’s “The Giver” greets a man-made Utopia with an eternal question: “If you can’t feel, what’s the point?”

 

Review: ‘Let’s Be Cops’ falls flat on humor

14 Aug 2014

At one point during “Let’s Be Cops,” actor Damon Wayans Jr. has a scene in which a huge naked man’s groin is inches from his face.

 

Review: New tricks can’t rescue ‘Expendables 3’

14 Aug 2014

In its third incarnation, “The Expendables” has become, well, expendable.

 

Psychotronic Film Society brings three human rights-themed films to Savannah

11 Aug 2014

For years, the Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah has brought unusual, eye-opening feature and documentary films to local venues.

 

The Collins Quarter up and running on Bull Street

11 Aug 2014

The transformation at 151 Bull Street has been a slow one.

 

Review: Mother Nature deserves better lines

07 Aug 2014

“Into the Storm” is a movie that addresses the fearsome power of nature. Alas, it also addresses the fearsome power of a bad script to distract us from the fearsome power of nature.

 

Review: Made-over ‘Turtles’ return in a reboot

07 Aug 2014

Producer Michael Bay and director Jonathan Liebesman have taken on a full recap of the turtle’s origin story and their epic conflict with the dastardly Foot Clan crime syndicate.

 

Review: ‘Guardians’ is irreverent but not enough

30 Jul 2014

At the height of their powers, our overlords at Marvel have deigned to prove, like an emperor tolerating a court jester, that they do, in fact, have a sense of humor.

 

Review: Boseman drips with charisma as James Brown

30 Jul 2014

There’s a delicious moment in “Get On Up,” Tate Taylor’s new James Brown biopic, when Brown — played by Chadwick Boseman, in a thrillingly magnetic performance — is about to appear on the T.A.M.I. Show, a multi-act concert filmed in 1964.

 

Review: ‘Calvary’ is exquisitely nuanced

30 Jul 2014

“Calvary,” the follow-up collaboration of the writer-director and lead actor, is in a whole different league.

 

Film Scene: Go retro with this week’s Savannah flicks

30 Jul 2014

In a simple twist of fate, every single one of the six noteworthy alternative screenings this week is either a retro classic or a movie whose plot commemorates an earlier time.

 

CinemaSavannah looks at Czech communism in ‘Burning Bush’

30 Jul 2014

Savannah’s Tomasz Warchol is likely well known to adventurous moviegoers in our area, either by name or by visage.

 

Review: ‘Hercules’ is schlocky but entertaining

25 Jul 2014

You’ll have to say one thing for Brett Ratner’s production of “Hercules” — this movie has a sense of proportion.

 

Review: Allen casts a limp spell in ‘Magic’

24 Jul 2014

Woody Allen’s late period has been defined by a quality you wouldn’t have expected from the man who produced the inspired chaos of “Bananas” or the Fellini-esque carnival of “Stardust Memories”: tidiness.

 

Review: ‘Lucy’ won’t stretch your brain capacity

24 Jul 2014

So let’s start with the enticing premise of Luc Besson’s “Lucy,” starring Scarlett Johansson: Human beings only use 10 percent of their brain capacity. Imagine what it would be like if we could access all of it?

 

Film Scene: Another cinematic cornucopia in Savannah

23 Jul 2014

Looking for a celluloid fix besides the standard, milquetoast multiplex fare? Cool.

 

First City Films debuts long-awaited Savannah film 'Untouched'

23 Jul 2014

Savannah’s picturesque charm and beguiling historic architecture have endeared it to the motion picture industries for decades, making it something of a “go-to” location for all manner of films.

 

Review: ‘Sex Tape’ an X-rated tale with a PG plot

17 Jul 2014

The high-concept comedies spawned by “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” need to start using birth control.

 

Review: Braff’s fan-funded film doesn’t pay off

17 Jul 2014

When Zach Braff took to Kickstarter to fund his new movie, “Wish I Was Here,” he explained to fans where their money would go: It would ensure his creative control, allow him to cast the actors he wanted, and enable him to shoot in Los Angeles, rather than someplace cheaper.

 

Review: ‘Purge’ sequel provides requisite thrills

17 Jul 2014

There’s a lot more purging going on in this inevitable sequel to last summer’s surprise horror hit “The Purge.”

 

Film Scene: Second shot at ‘Shawshank’ and a Kubrick tribute

16 Jul 2014

Anyone who missed the SCAD Cinema Circle’s presentation of “The Shawshank Redemption” at Trustees Theater this past Saturday may be glad to hear unexpected technical problems resulted in the rescheduling of that highly anticipated screening.

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