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Review: ‘Transporter’ a cinematic bumpy ride

03 Sep 2015

If nothing else, this reboot of the “Transporter” franchise should do wonders for Audi sales, not to mention car safety. 


Review: Gibney presents Steve Jobs’ darker side in new doc

03 Sep 2015

Was Steve Jobs a brilliant visionary whose singular mind, capable of blending art, technology and commerce as never before, inspired the world to “think different” and changed the way we live?


Review: Redford, Nolte bring Bryson’s book to life in ‘A Walk in the Woods’

03 Sep 2015

The lure of the wild has recently attracted an interesting batch of solitude seekers: Reese Witherspoon (“Wild”), Mia Wasikowska (“Tracks”) and Robert Redford, twice.


Film Scene: ‘Blade Runner’ meets ‘Oily Maniac’ in Savannah

01 Sep 2015

Few science fiction films are as influential in terms of both their visual style and their approach toward storytelling as director Ridley Scott’s 1982 landmark piece of futuristic dystopian noir “Blade Runner.”


Review: ‘No Escape’ is taut but deeply troubled

27 Aug 2015

Not since Saigon in the 1970s has an American operation in Southeast Asia been as ill-conceived as “No Escape,” a taut, well-made and entirely dubious thriller.


Review: ‘Zachariah’ a drama about last three people on Earth

27 Aug 2015

A powder-keg plot setup triggers an underwhelming display of dramatic fireworks in “Z for Zachariah,” a post-apocalyptic survival tale propelled by male-female emotional dynamics. 


Review: ‘We Are Your Friends’ an entertaining musical romp

27 Aug 2015

Part electronic dance music tutorial and part love letter to Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, “We Are Your Friends” is a surprisingly accessible and sweet story of a group of friends standing on the cusp of adulthood with big ambition and little direction.


Film Scene: Charlton Heston, ‘God’s Cartoonist’ highlight week

26 Aug 2015

Lucas Theatre follows up its recent Bruce Lee weekend with a two-night salute to one of the great American leading men of the 1950s through the 1980s: The late, great charismatic actor and polarizing celebrity Charlton Heston.


Review: A stoner who can smoke ’em down in ‘American Ultra’

19 Aug 2015

The likably awkward chemistry of Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg remains intact in “American Ultra,” a violent stoner action-comedy that’s half “Pineapple Express,” half “The Bourne Identity,” and not as good as either.


Review: Lily Tomlin’s in full glory in bittersweet ‘Grandma’

19 Aug 2015

A movie about a wisecracking grandma and her teen granddaughter, racing around in a beat-up car to find $600 by nightfall. You might think it sounds like any number of mediocre road comedies out there, full of trite generational gags and sporting a sappy, all-is-forgiven ending.


Review: ‘Hitman: Agent 47’ a macho shoot-’em-up short on plot

19 Aug 2015

The idea of the high-tech, emotionless super-soldier is so popular in movies, it’s practically a convention.


Film Scene: Lucas Theatre celebrates Bruce Lee

19 Aug 2015

Downtown’s Lucas Theatre will kick off a two-night salute to the late, great martial artist and worldwide action movie star Bruce Lee.


Review: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ is a biopic to its own beat

13 Aug 2015

The shotgun blast of fury that first emanated from South Central Los Angeles in 1988 still packs a punch.


Review: ‘Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ is high style, low substance

13 Aug 2015

It’s not until the climax of “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” a colorful, Cold War-era spy thriller, that its main failing becomes clear: The plot doesn’t matter.


Review: ‘Mistress America’ charms with slick dialogue

13 Aug 2015

The first year of college is an anxious time for anybody. The predictable framework of high school falls away, and a teenager who lived with her parents is suddenly a free-range semi-adult with her own dorm room and infinite decisions to make about who she will become.


Film Scene: Arnold trio, grindhouse features fill weekend

12 Aug 2015

As far as alternative cinema events go, there is simply an embarrassment of riches to be found over the next seven days in our fair city at a variety of unique venues.


First City Films develops YouTube channel to help Savannah’s professional actors find work

10 Aug 2015

If you are a professional actor who’d like to work on feature films being shot in Savannah, Chip Lane and Angelique Chase of First City Films have a deal for you.


Big River Film Festival set for Savannah in summer 2016

10 Aug 2015

The inaugural Big River Film Festival will take place next summer in Savannah and is now accepting submissions.


Review: Nothing remotely fantastic about ‘Fantastic Four’

07 Aug 2015

I’ll admit it. About an hour into “Fantastic Four,” the inexplicably plodding and dreary new attempt to adapt the beloved Marvel story, I started thinking about Ethan Hunt from “Mission: Impossible.”


Review: Streep finds her inner rocker in ‘Ricki and the Flash’

07 Aug 2015

Early on in “Ricki and the Flash,” Ricki (Meryl Streep) gets a call that disarms her before she’s even decided to pick it up.


Review: ‘Diary of a Teenage Girl’ is strikingly intimate

07 Aug 2015

In “Diary of a Teenage Girl,” a bell-bottomed California 15-year-old girl comes of age in 1970s San Francisco. 


Film Scene: Go crazy for Swayze at Lucas screening

05 Aug 2015

I remember when “Road House” was first released, back in the heady days of 1989. I was three years into college and avoided it like the plague. 


Review: Mission accomplished for Tom Cruise in new ‘MI’ flick

30 Jul 2015

There’s some interesting talk in the cleverly satisfying script of “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” about the element of luck. As in: How much is luck a factor in the success of Ethan Hunt and his IMF cohorts?