Those of you who could not view esteemed British filmmaker Nicolas Roeg’s arthouse classic “The Man Who Fell to Earth” last week missed a truly impressive and resoundingly potent motion picture experience.
It’s been more than a decade since the Joan and Murray Gefen Memorial Savannah Jewish Film Festival began, and over that span of time, this annual showcase of Jewish-themed cinema has slowly but steadily grown in both notoriety and scope.
As that great old song by the Parliaments says, “I just wanna testify” that this next week’s worth of alternative cinema screenings in our area is easily one of the most varied and intriguing as Film Scene has heralded in many a moon.
Theodore Melfi's buoyant "Hidden Figures" is an old-fashioned feel-good movie with powerful contemporary relevance, spearheaded by a trio of unstoppable actresses playing black women who wouldn't be stopped.
Waking up. Making coffee. Walking to work. Talking to coworkers. Coming home. Walking the dog. Going to the bar. Repeating it all again. These are the mundane activities Jim Jarmusch's "Paterson " is made of.
In "Assassin's Creed," a death row inmate is saved by a shadowy organization because they need him to unlock the memories of his 15th century ancestor Aguilar to find the location of an apple that contains the genetic code to free will because Marion Cotillard wants to end violence ... or something.