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Film Scene: Festivals, arthouse thrills and a Girls Night Out on the agenda

18 Jan 2017

Those of you who could not view esteemed British filmmaker Nicolas Roeg’s arthouse classic “The Man Who Fell to Earth” last week missed a truly impressive and resoundingly potent motion picture experience.


Savannah Jewish Film Fest returns with uplifting roster

18 Jan 2017

It’s been more than a decade since the Joan and Murray Gefen Memorial Savannah Jewish Film Festival began, and over that span of time, this annual showcase of Jewish-themed cinema has slowly but steadily grown in both notoriety and scope.


Review: Affleck's stylish 'Live by Night' is by the numbers

13 Jan 2017

Ben Affleck is no doubt an ambitious and tasteful filmmaker, but he's gotten himself in a bit of hot water with the bloated period gangster epic "Live by Night."


Review: In 'Patriots Day,' a community disarms terrorism

13 Jan 2017

Bombs detonated in the center of Boston are disarmed by bonds of family and community in Peter Berg's "Patriots Day," a stirring ode to civic life in the age of terrorism.


Film Scene: Week’s alternative screenings include David Bowie, John Carpenter, ‘The Love Witch’

11 Jan 2017

As that great old song by the Parliaments says, “I just wanna testify” that this next week’s worth of alternative cinema screenings in our area is easily one of the most varied and intriguing as Film Scene has heralded in many a moon.


Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah brings stories from around the globe

11 Jan 2017

There’s an undeniable power in visualizing faraway places and lifestyles that are different from your own. 


Review: In uplifting 'Hidden Figures,' three women's rise

06 Jan 2017

Theodore Melfi's buoyant "Hidden Figures" is an old-fashioned feel-good movie with powerful contemporary relevance, spearheaded by a trio of unstoppable actresses playing black women who wouldn't be stopped.


Review: New Ken Loach film is a searing call for humanity, decency

06 Jan 2017

Just like a Michael Moore documentary, there's nothing subtle about a Ken Loach drama.


Review: Bening shines as a '70s mom, trying to figure it out

30 Dec 2016

Way too many films out there are heavy on plot and exposition, light on atmosphere and character development. It's safe to say "20th Century Women" isn't one of them.


Review: The banal looks beautiful in poetic 'Paterson'

30 Dec 2016

Waking up. Making coffee. Walking to work. Talking to coworkers. Coming home. Walking the dog. Going to the bar. Repeating it all again. These are the mundane activities Jim Jarmusch's "Paterson " is made of.


Film Scene: Plan for many great indie, obscure screenings in the new year

28 Dec 2016

This column marks the final Film Scene of 2016, and it’s not entirely surprising there are few notable alternative cinema events taking place in the greater Savannah area over the next seven days.


Review: Videogame pic 'Assassin's Creed' is anything but fun

23 Dec 2016

In "Assassin's Creed," a death row inmate is saved by a shadowy organization because they need him to unlock the memories of his 15th century ancestor Aguilar to find the location of an apple that contains the genetic code to free will because Marion Cotillard wants to end violence ... or something.


Review: 'A Monster Calls' is a universal picture of grief

23 Dec 2016

If you're not crying by the third act of "A Monster Calls," you may want to have your humanity checked.


Review: Scorsese's 'Silence' is a gorgeous, tedious journey

23 Dec 2016

Martin Scorsese's "Silence" is not an easy film to watch. At times it's grotesquely violent, at others tediously slow.


Review: Star power can't correct awry path of 'Passengers'

23 Dec 2016

We seem to be shooting our best movie stars into outer space with alarming frequency.


Review: Wilson's words sing in Washington's 'Fences'

23 Dec 2016

The blue music of "Fences" sings with a ferocious beauty in Denzel Washington's long-in-coming adaptation of August Wilson's masterpiece of African-American survival and sorrow.


Review: 'Sing' sings along, with humor and poignancy

22 Dec 2016

One can imagine the pitch meeting: It's "American Idol," but animated, and everyone's an animal.


Review: 'Rogue One' is a dark, exhilarating blast

16 Dec 2016

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" seemed suspicious on paper, like any film saddled with the dreaded "spinoff" label. 


In 'Barry,' a young Obama, long before 'hope'

16 Dec 2016

Not since young Abe have the early formations of an American president inspired as much moviemaking as Barack Obama's early life.


Review: Oscar-caliber cast can't elevate 'Collateral Beauty'

16 Dec 2016

With its cast of Oscar-caliber actors and pervasive theme of loss, "Collateral Beauty" should have been a deeply moving tear-jerker. Instead, it comes off as a melodramatic contrivance.


Film Scene: Upcoming closure of Muse Arts Warehouse a blow to Savannah’s indie arts scene

14 Dec 2016

Muse Art Warehouse’s shuttering in just a few short months will be a very heavy blow to the local indie cinema scene in this town.