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Film Scene: Make plans for anime, TED Talks, ‘Frozen’ and much more

26 Apr 2017

Greetings, adventurous film lovers, and welcome to another week’s worth of area alternative cinema previews.

 

Review: Love triangle undoes historical epic 'The Promise'

21 Apr 2017

The Armenian Genocide is a curiously unexplored moment in our modern history, cinematically speaking. That fact alone makes director and co-writer Terry George's "The Promise" intriguing enough. 

 

Review: An uneasy mishmash, 'Unforgettable' is forgettable

21 Apr 2017

True story: Right after the final line of "Unforgettable" was uttered, I felt a sudden stinging on the side of my face. Someone in a nearby row at the multiplex had thrown a roasted peanut toward the screen, in what I can only assume was frustration or scorn, and it landed on me.

 

Review: When the bullets fly, 'Free Fire' comes to a crawl

21 Apr 2017

The shootout, often a ballet, is a battle royale in Ben Wheatley's "Free Fire."

 

Film Scene: ‘The Graduate’ 50th anniversary and more highlight week in cinema

19 Apr 2017

There are a great many people who eagerly await each week’s issue of Do, and either receive it along with their regular Thursday copy of the Savannah Morning News or grab one from a nearby box or rack each Thursday morning.

 

Banff Mountain Film Fest brings action and adventure to Savannah

18 Apr 2017

If you relish the opportunity to see and experience locations and sensations far from the norm, then the 2017 Banff Mountain Film Festival has your name written all over it.

 

Review: Emily Dickinson tale 'A Quiet Passion' burns bright

14 Apr 2017

There is something deeply funny and also beautiful about the idea that it would take a British man in his 70s to make the definitive film about one of America's greatest female poets.

 

Review: 'The Lost City of Z' is a mesmerizing adventure

14 Apr 2017

Modest and majestic at once, the films of James Gray patiently burrow their way into the souls of their characters and, maybe, into you. 

 

Review: 'Fate of the Furious' ups action, dials down story

14 Apr 2017

"The Fast and the Furious" hasn't become a billion-dollar global franchise because of its scintillating dialogue and high-minded drama. 

 

Film Scene: Specialty screenings include Grateful Dead concert movie, cult flicks, anime and more

12 Apr 2017

Looking ahead to the next seven days or so, there’s a surfeit of noteworthy features for adventurous viewers in our area to choose from.

 

Review: 'Their Finest' stylishly blends wit, romance in WWII

07 Apr 2017

"Their Finest" is a movie about making a movie, specifically a glossy propaganda film meant to bolster morale in Britain in the darkest days of the Second World War. 

 

Review: Math film 'Gifted' is less than the sum of its parts

07 Apr 2017

There are several positive factors in the mixed equation that is "Gifted," starring Chris Evans and the appealing 10-year-old Mckenna Grace.

 

Review: In 'Colossal,' the inner monsters are literal

05 Apr 2017

The Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo makes funny, fantastical, Frankenstein-like films that playfully combine small-scale with big-concept.

 

Film Scene: Stay busy with ‘Godfather’ on Tybee, Hitchcock and more

06 Apr 2017

There are, quite simply, too many specialty screenings going on this week to delve very deeply into any of them — but here’s a bird’s eye view of what’s being offered.

 

Review: 'The Zookeeper's Wife' tells a riveting true story

31 Mar 2017

In German-occupied Poland during the darkest days of World War II, a zookeeper and his wife managed to save the lives hundreds of Jewish people, many of whom were detained in the Warsaw Ghetto, by giving them shelter and refuge on the zoo grounds. 

 

Review: In 'The Boss Baby,' it's clear who wears the diapers

31 Mar 2017

Some of the best animated films have been inspired by fairy tales, ancient Greek fables or mythology. Now comes one clearly inspired by, of all people, David Mamet.

 

Review: Dazzling 'Ghost in the Shell' is lost in translation

31 Mar 2017

"I've been having glitches," Scarlett Johansson's part-human, mostly cyborg robot says in "The Ghost in the Shell." "It will pass."

 

Film Scene: Selections include an even older ‘1984,’ Hitchcock and more

30 Mar 2017

The reliably fantastic and always surprising Black Maria Film Festival is making its annual Savannah stop on yet another nationwide tour of venues.

 

Review: Big-screen 'CHiPs' a tawdry, sexist disappointment

24 Mar 2017

Reimagined by Dax Shepard, the big-screen "CHiPs" is a tawdry, testosterone-fueled tale built around penis jokes and endless evaluation of women's appearances.

 

Review: 'Life' is a mediocre science-fiction thriller

24 Mar 2017

Life is a box of chocolates, a highway and, alas, a mediocre science-fiction thriller.

 

Review: So-so 'Power Rangers' reboot is cheesy, self-serious

24 Mar 2017

There's a question every piece of intellectual property needs to ask itself before a new version is made: How seriously should we treat the source material?

 

Film Scene: Options include Flannery O’Connor doc, live opera, short film fest and more

23 Mar 2017

I am pleased to say that last week’s presentation of “Fences” looked and sounded great in the Tybee Post Theater’s intimate space.

 

Review: Malick gets some life back in 'Song to Song'

16 Mar 2017

As filmmakers obsessed with his early work continue to ape his style, Terrence Malick has ventured beyond, reaching into territory that is stubbornly spiritual and anti-narrative. 

 

Review: 'T2 Trainspotting' a nostalgic trip toward adulthood

16 Mar 2017

Nostalgia can be tricky, casting a rose-colored glow on memories that may not deserve it.

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