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Film Scene: Pirates, Kubrick and horror series highlight weekend

01 Oct 2014

There are only a few weeks left until the launch of the 2014 Savannah Film Festival, and movie lovers in our area are doubtlessly starting to feel flutters of anticipation.

 

Savannah Film Festival releases 2014 schedule

01 Oct 2014

The Savannah College of Art and Design has announced that more than 90 films will be screened for the 2014 Savannah Film Festival, set for Oct. 25 through Nov. 1.

 

Savannah's 13 Bricks goes Hollywood with 'Magic Mike' partnership

30 Sep 2014

Savannah’s burgeoning T-shirt company 13 Bricks Clothing has catapulted from its urban art roots to Hollywood status in just a matter of weeks.

 

Review: ‘Two Faces’ builds tension with good cast

25 Sep 2014

Who can say no to a good Patricia Highsmith adaptation? Though her 1964 suspense thriller “The Two Faces of January” is not the easiest story to bring to the screen, the production is truly lush.

 

Review: ‘Boxtrolls’ has a demented charm

25 Sep 2014

A spooky surrealism has been the specialty of the Oregon-based animation studio Laika, the Pacific Northwest purveyors of 3-D stop-motion.

 

Review: Denzel Washington solid in mediocre 'Equalizer'

25 Sep 2014

Alas, Denzel Washington doesn't always choose big-screen roles similarly worthy of his unique talent. This is especially true of “The Equalizer.”

 

Film Scene: Check out new releases and old favorites

24 Sep 2014

By now, you’ve likely heard the big Film Scene news: Psychotronic Film Society and the Lucas Theatre are partnering to screen “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” on Sept. 27.

 

Video: Channing Tatum wants you to be part of Savannah filming of 'Magic Mike XXL'

22 Sep 2014

If you missed the open casting call for “Magic Mike XXL” last month at Forsyth Park, you’ve still got a chance to land a spot as an extra.

 

Review: Neeson in action again in ‘Tombstones’

18 Sep 2014

Distinctly and proudly old-fashioned in its retro, film noir vibe, “A Walk Among the Tombstones” is notable for its dark atmospherics and strong performance by Liam Neeson in the latest example of his unlikely late career transformation into an action hero.

 

Review: 'Maze Runner’ doesn’t find its own path

18 Sep 2014

If you see one film about walled-in males this fall, it should be the savage and powerful British prison drama “Starred Up,” a superlatively acted father-son story played out behind bars and starring up-and-coming Jack O’Connell.

 

Review: ‘Tracks’ leaves a mark

18 Sep 2014

The movies, it seems, are increasingly headed down paths in the woods, out to open water and, in the case of John Curran’s excellent new film “Tracks,” into the deepest reaches of the Australian desert.

 

Review: ‘Leave You’ — A-list cast, B-grade result

18 Sep 2014

Somebody dies. Family gathers to mourn. Everybody’s stuck in one house, with all their quirks and foibles and enough emotional baggage to fill an aircraft carrier. What could go wrong? Ha ha. What couldn’t?

 

Film Scene: ‘Jaws’ on the beach, mind-benders at the Lucas

17 Sep 2014

I’m happy to say the next seven days are another banner week for Savannah-area cinemaniacs, with no less than five noteworthy screenings taking place for your edification and enjoyment.

 

Review: ‘The Drop’ is a sharp, character-rooted crime film

12 Sep 2014

The kind of solid, honest-feeling, mean-streets movie you might think they only make in Boston these days, Michael R. Roskam’s “The Drop” was, in fact, set there before filmmakers decided to shake things up by moving it to Brooklyn.

 

Review: ‘Dolphin 2’ a warmly immersive adventure

12 Sep 2014

Containing all the elements that made the 2011 original boy-and-his-dolphin story a hit with audiences and critics, Charles Martin Smith’s “Dolphin Tale 2” is another engaging film inspired by the real-life inhabitants of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

 

Film Scene: Take your pick of new ‘worst film’ contenders

10 Sep 2014

When a studio refuses to offer sneak previews of a new film to established critics in advance of said film’s release, there’s probably a very good reason why.

 

Review: ‘Last Days of Vietnam’ shows Saigon’s fall

04 Sep 2014

There are many differences between America’s troubled exit from Iraq and its ramshackle retreat from Vietnam.

 

Review: ‘Frontera’ an involving cross-border drama

04 Sep 2014

The contentious policy debate over the U.S.-Mexico border forms the backdrop to “Frontera,” a contemporary crime drama that brings together characters from both sides of that porous geographic line.

 

Review: ‘Longest Week’ is a pale Allen imitation

04 Sep 2014

In “The Longest Week,” Jason Bateman plays a privileged, pampered, narcissistic New Yorker whose sole effort at productivity in life is his meandering work on a novel called “The Directionless Generation.”

 

Film Scene: Make time to see ‘Godfather’ on big screen

02 Sep 2014

Folks who either know me from my role as a longtime area presenter of motion pictures or from reading this weekly column routinely ask for my opinion on a wide variety of movies.

 

Review: ‘Life of Crime’ misses Leonard’s rhythm

28 Aug 2014

Some may pine for George Clooney’s chin or Scarlett Johansson’s lips, but no body part should be more envied than Elmore Leonard’s ear.

 

Review: ‘As Above, So Below’ just so-so

28 Aug 2014

“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here,” is the inscription uncovered by a gang of 20-something treasure hunters in the catacomb-hopping horror flick, “As Above, So Below.”

 

Review: Ex-007 actor spying again in ‘November Man’

28 Aug 2014

One-time 007 Pierce Brosnan embraces a darker take on spycraft in Roger Donaldson’s “The November Man.”

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