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Review: 'Contemporary Color' is a hypnotic concert film

24 Feb 2017

In 2015, former Talking Heads front man David Byrne staged an unconventional show in which he paired up 10 contemporary musicians and performers with color guard teams.

 

Review: In 'Get Out,' the two-faced horrors of racism

24 Feb 2017

Fifty years after Sidney Poitier upended the latent racial prejudices of his white date's liberal family in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," writer-director Jordan Peele has crafted a similar confrontation with altogether more combustible results.

 

Review: A schmaltzy history lesson in 'Bitter Harvest'

24 Feb 2017

"Stalin's tyranny could destroy their country. But not their love." Yep, that's the tagline for "Bitter Harvest."

 

Film Scene: ‘Streetcar,’ Met Opera and more light up the big screens this week

22 Feb 2017

On Feb. 23, the lovely and intimate Tybee Post Theater presents a one-show-only screening of controversial director Elia Kazan’s adored 1951 drama “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

 

Review: 'Fist Fight' an indulgence in pre-teen male fantasy

17 Feb 2017

If you like Ice Cube surly and sneering, find penis drawings hilarious and believe real men solve problems by throwing punches, "Fist Fight" is for you.

 

Review: Monsters intrude on a culture clash in 'Great Wall'

17 Feb 2017

"Tell the world what you have seen," a character exclaims in "The Great Wall," ''and what is coming!"

 

Film Scene: Add ‘Singin’ in the Rain,’ Broadway hits and more to your calendars

15 Feb 2017

Anyone who’s followed Film Scene for the past few years will likely recall my enthusiastic trumpeting of Armstrong State University’s annual Francophone Film Festival.

 

Armstrong hosts ninth year of free Francophone Film Festival

13 Feb 2017

How quickly time flies. This weekend marks the ninth year in a row that Armstrong State University’s French Club has presented one of the more uncommon and notable cinematic events in the greater Savannah area: the Francophone Film Festival.

 

Review: Glutton for punishment? Then see '50 Shades Darker'

10 Feb 2017

In all the kinked knots and twists of satin that adorn "Fifty Shades Darker," none is more worthwhile to uncoil than the tangled absurdities of its central dominator, Christian Grey.

 

Review: 'John Wick 2' is an extravagantly violent good time

10 Feb 2017

Before you buy a ticket to see "John Wick: Chapter 2," the improbably fun sequel to the implausibly good "John Wick," you might want to ask yourself how much tolerance you have for gun shots to the head, because there are a lot of those in "John Wick: Chapter 2."

 

Film Scene: Movie romance gets both classic and twisted for Valentine’s Day

07 Feb 2017

If you’re looking for some cinematic diversions that are out of the ordinary, the next seven days afford several worthwhile options scattered throughout the greater Savannah area.

 

Review: 'I Am Not Your Negro' is radical and of the moment

03 Feb 2017

"I Am Not Your Negro" is inspired and informed by "Remember This House," an unfinished manuscript by James Baldwin in which he aspired to tell the story of America through the death of three friends — Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. 

 

Film Scene: Julia Roberts, Burt Reynolds, Warren Beatty make for star-studded week

01 Feb 2017

Looking ahead to the next seven days or so, the 2017 Savannah Jewish Film Fest winds to a close with two more screenings at the Jewish Educational Alliance on Abercorn Street.

 

Review: 'The Comedian' a love letter to New York comics

01 Feb 2017

While there are a few good laughs to be had in "The Comedian" — and great cameos by myriad comics — Taylor Hackford's film isn't exactly a comedy.

 

Annual Gray’s Reef Film Fest continues fight for healthy oceans

31 Jan 2017

This year marks the 14th annual installment of this family-oriented showcase of stunning, oceanographic filmmaking.

 

Review: The McConaissance reaches its limits in 'Gold'

27 Jan 2017

The Reformation toppled the Renaissance but the decline of the McConaissance is harder to delineate.

 

Film Scene: Week brings crazily impressive lineup of alternative screenings

26 Jan 2017

The variety of notable programming choices is outstanding, and I heartily encourage all readers to seek out at least one motion picture to attend between now and Feb. 1. 

 

Review: In 'The Founder,' cutthroat big business, supersized

20 Jan 2017

Ketchup, mustard, two pickles. In John Lee Hancock's "The Founder," about Ray Kroc and the making of McDonald's, the ingredients for success are ruthlessly simple.

 

Review: Fun performances aren't enough to save 'Split'

20 Jan 2017

"Split" is a movie in which James McAvoy plays a man with 23 personalities. 

 

Review: Lovingly constructed 'Red Turtle' entertains slowly

20 Jan 2017

When was the last time an animated film actual lowered your pulse rate?

 

Film Scene: Festivals, arthouse thrills and a Girls Night Out on the agenda

18 Jan 2017

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.

 

Savannah Jewish Film Fest returns with uplifting roster

18 Jan 2017

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.

 

Review: Affleck's stylish 'Live by Night' is by the numbers

13 Jan 2017

Ben Affleck is no doubt an ambitious and tasteful filmmaker, but he's gotten himself in a bit of hot water with the bloated period gangster epic "Live by Night."

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