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Film Scene: Go retro with this week’s Savannah flicks

30 Jul 2014

In a simple twist of fate, every single one of the six noteworthy alternative screenings this week is either a retro classic or a movie whose plot commemorates an earlier time.

 

CinemaSavannah looks at Czech communism in ‘Burning Bush’

30 Jul 2014

Savannah’s Tomasz Warchol is likely well known to adventurous moviegoers in our area, either by name or by visage.

 

Review: ‘Hercules’ is schlocky but entertaining

25 Jul 2014

You’ll have to say one thing for Brett Ratner’s production of “Hercules” — this movie has a sense of proportion.

 

Review: Allen casts a limp spell in ‘Magic’

24 Jul 2014

Woody Allen’s late period has been defined by a quality you wouldn’t have expected from the man who produced the inspired chaos of “Bananas” or the Fellini-esque carnival of “Stardust Memories”: tidiness.

 

Review: ‘Lucy’ won’t stretch your brain capacity

24 Jul 2014

So let’s start with the enticing premise of Luc Besson’s “Lucy,” starring Scarlett Johansson: Human beings only use 10 percent of their brain capacity. Imagine what it would be like if we could access all of it?

 

Film Scene: Another cinematic cornucopia in Savannah

23 Jul 2014

Looking for a celluloid fix besides the standard, milquetoast multiplex fare? Cool.

 

First City Films debuts long-awaited Savannah film 'Untouched'

23 Jul 2014

Savannah’s picturesque charm and beguiling historic architecture have endeared it to the motion picture industries for decades, making it something of a “go-to” location for all manner of films.

 

Review: ‘Sex Tape’ an X-rated tale with a PG plot

17 Jul 2014

The high-concept comedies spawned by “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” need to start using birth control.

 

Review: Braff’s fan-funded film doesn’t pay off

17 Jul 2014

When Zach Braff took to Kickstarter to fund his new movie, “Wish I Was Here,” he explained to fans where their money would go: It would ensure his creative control, allow him to cast the actors he wanted, and enable him to shoot in Los Angeles, rather than someplace cheaper.

 

Review: ‘Purge’ sequel provides requisite thrills

17 Jul 2014

There’s a lot more purging going on in this inevitable sequel to last summer’s surprise horror hit “The Purge.”

 

Film Scene: Second shot at ‘Shawshank’ and a Kubrick tribute

16 Jul 2014

Anyone who missed the SCAD Cinema Circle’s presentation of “The Shawshank Redemption” at Trustees Theater this past Saturday may be glad to hear unexpected technical problems resulted in the rescheduling of that highly anticipated screening.

 

Review: ‘Boyhood is a simple story, stunningly told

09 Jul 2014

Early in “Boyhood,” Richard Linklater’s bracingly original, utterly enthralling new film about the passage of time through the lens of one boy’s life, we find our characters at a real Houston Astros game. And, with the cameras rolling, wouldn’t you know it — the Astros hit a home run.

 

Review: No monkey business in ‘Planet of the Apes’

09 Jul 2014

Digital characters have by now long populated our movies like unwanted house guests.

 

Review: ‘Land Ho’ a gently amusing oldster odyssey

09 Jul 2014

The road movie is refitted for a charming spin around scenic Iceland in “Land Ho!,” a serio-comedy of very modest ambition but a distinct character of its own.

 

Downtown Boys offer political message along with Providence punk sounds

08 Jul 2014

“We are a punk band from Providence, Rhode Island,” is the type of statement that should be uttered right before a band of this nature rips into the first blistering notes.

 

Film Scene: A movie variety pack this week in Savannah

08 Jul 2014

Anyone who’s seen “Restrepo" knows the name of director, journalist and author Sebastian Junger, who helmed that Oscar-nominated film along with his late collaborator Tim Hetherington.

 

Get to know strangers in Savannah in new documentary

07 Jul 2014

“Turn on the light!” It’s a cry that might sound familiar to those who have ever spent an afternoon in Forsyth Park, or so said filmmaker Robert Costello.

 

McCarthy’s ‘Tammy’ misses funny bone

03 Jul 2014

Meet Tammy. Boy, is she a mess. Angry, profane and aggressive, then suddenly shy and sweet. Sometimes she’s funny, sometimes totally not.

 

Review: Thumbs up for Ebert doc ‘Life Itself’

03 Jul 2014

If Roger Ebert had never written a film review or dramatically articulated his thumb, he would have still been a man to admire.

 

Review: ‘Evil’ mostly delivers

03 Jul 2014

Scott Derrickson’s “Deliver Us From Evil” adapts the detective genre to an exorcism tale that is very serious about the prospect of demonic possession.

 

Film Scene: ‘Top Gun’ features original ambiguously gay duo

02 Jul 2014

The next installment in this series of “Dynamic Duos” takes place July 3 at Trustees Theater, and is, on the surface at least, one of the most shallow and inconsequential Hollywood action blockbusters of the past 30 years.

 

Documentary about craft beer to premiere in Savannah

30 Jun 2014

A documentary about craft beer will have its premiere July 3 at — surprise, surprise — World of Beer.

 

Review: ‘They Came Together’ a parody party

27 Jun 2014

David Wain’s “They Came Together” identifies the tropes of the romantic comedy with uncommon acuity. If only it would stop winking so much.

 

Review: ‘Begin Again’ celebrates healing power of music

27 Jun 2014

“Begin Again” sees Irish writer-director John Carney on a larger canvas, revisiting themes from his lo-fi 2006 indie hit “Once.”

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