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Review: ‘Weiner’ is riveting fly-on-the-wall filmmaking

27 May 2016

There are lots of fly-on-the-wall documentaries. But occasionally there’s one that makes you want to ask the fly: Just HOW did you get onto that wall, and how did you manage to stay there?

 

Review: ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ a curious sequel

27 May 2016

“Alice Through the Looking Glass,” like its predecessor, owes very little to Lewis Carroll.

 

Review: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ satisfies in superhero summer

27 May 2016

It’s a bit of bad timing for “X-Men: Apocalypse” coming third in this summer’s superhero lineup.

 

Film Scene: SCAD students seek interview subjects for Ben Tucker documentary

26 May 2016

A crew of SCAD film and TV students will be conducting on-camera interviews for a documentary on the life, career and legacy of the late, great jazz bassist, composer and Savannah resident Ben Tucker.

 

Review: An app comes to life in 'The Angry Birds Movie'

20 May 2016

It’s hard not to have a few biases going into “The Angry Birds Movie.”

 

Review: 'Neighbors 2' is a funny but ill-conceived retread

20 May 2016

Heaven help the next generation of American women if “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” represents what Hollywood thinks of them.

 

Review: Gosling-Crowe chemistry livens uneven 'Nice Guys'

20 May 2016

Take two charismatic actors. Give them characters that are, on the surface, totally incompatible. Stir in some shoot-em-up action, and poof: You have a buddy cop movie.

 

Film Scene: PFS celebrates Peter Cushing, plus anniversaries for ‘Ferris,’ ‘Top Gun’

19 May 2016

Mention the name Peter Cushing to any self-respecting horror or sci-fi film enthusiast and there’s a decent chance you’ll receive a knowing smile or an enthusiastic nod of recognition in return.

 

Review: Deadpan satire 'The Lobster' skewers marriage

13 May 2016

Does anything break through the glum satire and unremitting deadpan that cover “The Lobster” like the gray Irish skies that hover over it?

 

Review: Jane Austen adaptation 'Love & Friendship' delights in language, scheming

13 May 2016

It was the comedy, not the romance, in Jane Austen’s work that drew writer-director Whit Stillman to her unfinished novella “Lady Susan.”

 

Review: George Clooney gets a conscience in 'Money Monster'

13 May 2016

George Clooney plays a Jim Cramer-like television personality who’s forced to grow a conscience when a disgruntled viewer holds him hostage on live TV in “Money Monster,” a serviceable, if slight, real-time thriller from director Jodie Foster.

 

Film Scene: Catch ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ on the big screen for 30th anniversary

12 May 2016

"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is likely known almost verbatim by more than a couple of generations of viewers. However, most of them have never had the chance to experience it properly on the big screen.

 

Review: Paris-set ‘Dheepan’ offers a timely refugee thriller

05 May 2016

French director Jacques Audiard is a curious combination of art-house auteur and genre filmmaker, a brazen showman and gritty naturalist. 

 

Review: The Avengers divide in revitalizing ‘Civil War’

06 May 2016

Conventional movie wisdom would suggest that there can only be diminishing returns with long-running franchises.

 

Review: Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton simmer and boil in 'A Bigger Splash'

06 May 2016

A craggy, stormy volcanic island off Sicily. Some fabulous real estate. A little food porn. Tilda Swinton’s face, and Ralph Fiennes’ — well, a lot more than his face.

 

Actor David DeSanctis to attend Savannah screening of ‘Where Hope Grows’

05 May 2016

Meet David DeSanctis, one of the first actors with Down syndrome to play a leading role in an English-language feature film.

 

Film Scene: Hitchcock tribute, locally filmed classic and a look ahead

05 May 2016

Allow me to offer a few advance notices of upcoming specialty screenings from the Psychotronic Film Society that may be of great interest to adventurous movie (and music) lovers.

 

Review: Cloying and farfetched, 'Mother's Day' unfit for mom

29 Apr 2016

What would it take to make you fall off the upstairs balcony at your house in the middle of the day? Could you imagine being so intoxicated by your own karaoke performance of "The Humpty Dance" that it sends you a-tumbling?

 

Review: In Key & Peele's 'Keanu,' the true gangster has paws

29 Apr 2016

If you dropped a cute kitten into Michael Mann's "Heat," would Robert De Niro have gone all soft and goo-goo eyed? Might Wesley Snipes' drug empire in "New Jack City" been brought to its knees by a cuddly face with whiskers? Could Al Pacino's rage in "Scarface" have been melted away by a feline "little friend"?

 

Film Scene: Lucas honors Prince, Meryl Streep; Tybee offers tear-jerker ‘Steel Magnolias’

27 Apr 2016

Those who missed last week's "The Lady From Shanghai" still have two chances to catch a classic Orson Welles feature at Trustees Theater. 

 

Review: Feminism freezes over in ‘The Huntsman’ sequel

21 Apr 2016

“The Huntsman: Winter’s War” is one of the more bizarre sequels in recent memory.

 

Review: ‘Elvis & Nixon’ recalls a bizarre moment in history

21 Apr 2016

This we know: On Dec. 21, 1970, Elvis Presley showed up bright and early at the White House gates, delivering a barely legible note he’d scrawled on American Airlines stationery to President Richard Nixon.

 

Review: Issues in Nina Simone biopic go much more than skin deep

21 Apr 2016

The questionable casting of Zoe Saldana is only one of the many problems with Cynthia Mort’s limp and misjudged Nina Simone biopic “Nina.”

 

Film Scene: Orson Welles trifecta, charity screenings and ‘American Alfred Hitchcock’

21 Apr 2016

Last Saturday’s screening of the Orson Welles rarity “Chimes at Midnight” at Muse Arts Warehouse could be viewed as a sort of unofficial fourth film in the SCAD Cinema Circle’s forthcoming three-feature salute to that most celebrated of filmic legends.

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