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Renee Zellweger pulls out of Savannah Film Festival, but fans have some surprises on the way

17 Oct 2014

Citing scheduling conflicts, Academy Award-winning actress Renee Zellweger has informed the Savannah College of Art and Design that she will not attend the 2014 Savannah Film Festival.

 

Review: Edgy ‘Dear White People’ has memorable cast

16 Oct 2014

A cheeky provocation wrapped in a zingy punchline, Justin Simien’s “Dear White People” recalls other memorably promising debuts — by filmmakers named Spike, for instance, whether Lee or Jonze.

 

Review: Michael Keaton soars in bracing ‘Birdman’

16 Oct 2014

When we first see Michael Keaton in “Birdman,” Alejandro G. Inarritu’s bracingly inventive and accomplished new film about fame, relevance, self-worth and lots of other intense stuff, he’s sitting in his white undies, in the middle of a dressing room.

 

Review: ‘Book of Life’ celebrates death

16 Oct 2014

It’s not surprising that a companion art book to the new animated film directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez and produced by Guillermo del Toro has already been released.

 

Review: ‘Fury’ a barrage of heavy-handedness

16 Oct 2014

The relentless barrage of heavy-handedness in David Ayer’s World War II tank drama “Fury” begins immediately.

 

Film Scene: Halloween Movie Madness hits the Lucas

15 Oct 2014

In a spur-of-the-moment decision, our friends at the Lucas Theatre have decided to screen 1939’s Civil War epic “Gone with the Wind” at 7 p.m. Nov. 28.

 

VHS archaeologists of Found Footage Festival headed to Savannah

15 Oct 2014

In the burgeoning era of amateur video in the 1970s-1990s, the VHS reigned supreme.

 

Review: Blood on the jazz drums in ‘Whiplash’

10 Oct 2014

If you’ve ever sat in a jazz club or concert and thought the band was just riffing the night away with nary a care in the world, “Whiplash” should whip that feeling out of you faster than a really up-tempo drum solo.

 

Review: Downey and Duvall battle in ‘The Judge’

10 Oct 2014

Just put Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in a room together and you’ll have a movie, a truism that “The Judge” does its damnedest to disprove.

 

Review: ‘Alexander’ a snappy, benign comedy

10 Oct 2014

Given its premise, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” could have been a lot more horrible and no good than it is.

 

Film Scene: Explore this grab bag of movie options

08 Oct 2014

Michael Jordan and his creative partner Dan Kurtz will unveil their latest effort, “Pirates of Savannah and Beyond,” at (fittingly enough) downtown’s iconic Pirates’ House Restaurant.

 

Review: Chucky needn’t worry about ‘Annabelle’

03 Oct 2014

Inanimate objects are deployed to endless would-be scary effect in “Annabelle,” and it’s not just the supremely creepy doll that is its star.

 

Review: ‘Men, Women & Children’ doesn’t click

03 Oct 2014

If ever there was a movie that needed a window to be opened, a blast of fresh air to be let in, it’s Jason Reitman’s “Men, Women & Children.”

 

Review: Moving story, simply told, in ‘Good Lie’

03 Oct 2014

The movie poster for “The Good Lie” features a smiling Reese Witherspoon, front and center. But, truth be told, neither Witherspoon nor her character is the film’s star — not in the essential sense.

 

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.

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