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Film Scene: Learn about Cambodia’s lost rock in new doc

27 May 2015

If you are the sort of reader who appreciates the opportunity to get a sneak peek at some of the outstanding professional filmmakers of tomorrow, then you’re in luck.


Geek Fringe: STEM students showcase films

25 May 2015

Films created, written and produced entirely by students of the STEM Academy at Bartlett Middle School will be showcased May 28 at the Jepson.


Review: Melancholy ‘Aloft’ buckles under leaden themes

21 May 2015

“Aloft” is not an easy film. The meditative, generation-spanning drama languishes in tragedy.


Review: ‘Tomorrowland’ likeable and fun, but tries too hard

21 May 2015

There’s a lot to like about Disney’s “Tomorrowland.” It’s got George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, robots and explosions, a positive message, and it puts the fate of the future in the hands of two smart young girls.


Review: ‘Poltergeist’ solid remake of haunted house classic

21 May 2015

It’s infrequent and particularly satisfying when the remake of an especially memorable film equals or exceeds the experience of the original.


Film Scene: Savannah movie lovers in for a busy week

20 May 2015

​Hold on tight, folks. Because if you dig movies, then the next week or so is gonna feel like you just got hit with some “fire in the sky.”


Review: ‘Saint Laurent’ is compelling yet maddening

13 May 2015

There’s a wonderful scene in “Saint Laurent,” the sumptuous, exciting and also maddening new film by Bertrand Bonello, in which we watch the famous designer casually display his brilliance.


Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ hits those sweet notes

13 May 2015

The highly anticipated sequel to the 2012 surprise hit “Pitch Perfect” is now, more than ever, a celebration of girl power, girl bonding, girl harmony and most of all, girl laughs.


Film Scene: Cringe-inducing mystery film stars The Duke

12 May 2015

​In last week’s Film Scene, I lamented the unfortunate, but understandable, march of time.


Review: Schwarzenegger surprises in zombie drama ‘Maggie’

07 May 2015

Would you stand by your child if she was slowly dying of a gruesome and highly contagious illness?


Review: Witherspoon and Vergara crash in ‘Hot Pursuit’

07 May 2015

“Hot Pursuit” has all the trappings of a buddy comedy, except that whole comedy part.


Review: Despite fine acting, ‘The D Train’ is off track

07 May 2015


The problem with “The D Train” isn’t the performances. Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn and Jeffrey Tambor are wonderful in their respective roles.


Film Scene: If you don’t know this actor, get to The Bean

06 May 2015

You know James Mason, right? The inimitable (yet somehow easily imitated) British movie actor who was the U.K.’s top box-office star for a couple of years in the mid-1940s?


Spring break extras needed for Zac Efron, Robert De Niro movie to film on Tybee

23 Apr 2015

The feature film "Dirty Grandpa", starring Zac Efron and Robert De Niro is looking for extras to work on a spring break scene on Tybee later this month.


Review: 'Adaline' is both ludicrous and deeply moving

23 Apr 2015

Is it possible for a movie to be at once ludicrously silly and genuinely moving? That's the strange question you might find yourself asking while watching "The Age of Adaline," a romantic fantasy with surprising heft that will likely have you scoffing at one moment, then furtively wiping away a tear the next.


Review: Russell Crowe's 'Diviner' a robust, assured war tale

23 Apr 2015

Making his directorial debut with the brawny and big-hearted Australian war drama "TheWater Diviner," Russell Crowe taps a deep well of symbolism, cultural empathy and good old-fashioned storytelling.


Review: ‘Age of Ultron’ is an Avengers overdose

22 Apr 2015

It will surely stand as one of the most peculiar and possibly ironic entries in a director’s filmography that in between Joss Whedon’s two “Avengers” films there reads “Much Ado About Nothing."


Review: Indie ‘Adult Beginners’ explores familiar territory

22 Apr 2015

“Are you happy?” is the prevailing question of its fair share of indie dramas.


Film Scene: Diverse bounty of options for film lovers

21 Apr 2015

This week’s alternative cinema options are as diverse and bountiful as I’ve come to expect from the refreshingly active film scene in Savannah, with something for just about everyone.