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Film Scene: Savannah gets exclusive screening of critically acclaimed ‘American Honey'

20 Oct 2016
For those of you keeping score at home, please be aware that another worthwhile, left-of-mainstream foreign feature film has unexpectedly made its way into one of our local multiplexes without any sort of advance notice — let alone publicity.

Feature film on poet Dylan Thomas to have first domestic screening at Savannah Film Fest

19 Oct 2016
Dylan Thomas had it all — not that he appreciated any of it. The object of “Dominion,” Thomas was a troubled figure, according to the film’s writer and director, Steven Bernstein. 

Mahershala Ali, Sam Claflin, Molly Shannon, Miles Teller headed for Savannah Film Fest

14 Oct 2016

The Savannah College of Art and Design has announced honorees, guests and the complete film lineup for the 2016 Savannah Film Festival. 


Review: Dern, Williams are spellbinding in 'Certain Women'

13 Oct 2016

“Certain Women” is a quiet, introspective film about three women living and existing in a frozen Montana town. Does it sound dull? Sure. But on the screen, it plays out like a slow-burning folk song you could sit with for hours.


Review: Christopher Guest's 'Mascots' fails to really cheer

13 Oct 2016
It should be a match made in comedy heaven — director and writer Christopher Guest, whose fake documentary films explore the sad desperation in American subcultures, turns his attention to the wacky world of sports mascots. But this time, heaven is missed by quite a lot.

Review: A superhero CPA in Ben Affleck's 'The Accountant'

13 Oct 2016
The bean counter cometh. In Gavin O’Connor’s “The Accountant,” starring Ben Affleck, the paper-pushing CPA — roughly the exact opposite of Schwarzenegger or Stallone — gets his shot at action hero stardom.

Cine Grand in Savannah offering free movies after Hurricane Matthew

12 Oct 2016

Cine Grand Eisenhower 6 at 1100 Eisenhower Drive is offering free movie tickets through Oct. 13 as Savannah recovers from Hurricane Matthew.


Review: 'Birth of a Nation' bluntly tells tale of Nat Turner

06 Oct 2016
“The Birth of a Nation” has had more expectations placed on it than any movie could reasonably bear.

Review: 'Girl on the Train' doesn't stay on the rails

06 Oct 2016

Tate Taylor’s “The Girl on the Train” may be technically set in the Westchester suburb of Ardsley-on-Hudson, but its cocktail of commuter trains, marital infidelity and alcoholism make its proper setting Cheever Country.


Film Scene: Check out a double dose of films made in Savannah, Tybee

06 Oct 2016
Well, folks, the big news for local film lovers this week must surely be the long-awaited lineup and schedule announcement for the 2016 Savannah Film Festival. 

Natalie Portman, Ryan Gosling, Amy Adams films, more set for 2016 Savannah Film Fest

30 Sep 2016

Savannah College of Art and Design has announced its lineup of films for the 2016 Savannah Film Festival, including Gala Screenings, Signature Series, Docs to Watch and a new Global Shorts Forum. 


Review: A Holocaust denier is brought to justice in 'Denial'

30 Sep 2016

Mick Jackson’s “Denial” brings all the decorous polish of a British courtroom drama to the pungent libel case of a Holocaust denier.


Review: Wee, weird heroes star in 'Miss Peregrine's Home'

30 Sep 2016

Fall has officially just started, but there’s still one more superhero flick sneaking in just before all the summer heat vanishes completely. 


Review: Riveting 'Deepwater Horizon' captivates throughout

30 Sep 2016

We all know how “Deepwater Horizon” ends. When the BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, 11 people died and millions of gallons of oil spewed into the waters and up against the Gulf shores in the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.


Film Scene: The Beatles, Werner Herzog, Japanese horror and more on display this week

29 Sep 2016

Ron Howard’s acclaimed rock music documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years” has been playing for the past week at the Cine Grand on Eisenhower Drive.


Review: 'Queen of Katwe' a story of chess, dreams and Uganda

23 Sep 2016

The colors and rhythms of life in the slums of Uganda are what set “Queen of Katwe” apart from other underdog chess movies.


Review: 'Storks' tells tale of a dormant baby delivery business

23 Sep 2016

The question of “Where do babies come from?” has been answered, throughout movie history, with some unsavory characters. In the case of “Rosemary’s Baby,” a demonic neighbor was to blame. In “Knocked Up,” it was Seth Rogen’s doing. The truth can hurt.


Review: 'The Magnificent Seven' rides again, with more guns

23 Sep 2016

Deciding to remake “The Magnificent Seven “ with a fresh batch of movie stars is certainly no sin. 


Film Scene: ‘Seven Samurai’ schedule change, plus Spanish films, cheesy grindhouse and classic weepers

22 Sep 2016

A couple of hours before this week’s column went to press, I learned that showing of “Seven Samurai” will still take place at Trustees Theater — only it will be next Thursday night, Sept. 29.