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Review: ‘Life of Crime’ misses Leonard’s rhythm

28 Aug 2014

Some may pine for George Clooney’s chin or Scarlett Johansson’s lips, but no body part should be more envied than Elmore Leonard’s ear.

 

Review: ‘As Above, So Below’ just so-so

28 Aug 2014

“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here,” is the inscription uncovered by a gang of 20-something treasure hunters in the catacomb-hopping horror flick, “As Above, So Below.”

 

Review: Ex-007 actor spying again in ‘November Man’

28 Aug 2014

One-time 007 Pierce Brosnan embraces a darker take on spycraft in Roger Donaldson’s “The November Man.”

 

Review: Meta and mad, ‘The Congress’ is a trip

28 Aug 2014

“Very soon, this whole structure that we all love so much will be gone,” prophesies Danny Huston’s wide-grinning movie studio head in Ari Folman’s “The Congress.”

 

Sequel to 'Magic Mike' filming in Savannah

27 Aug 2014

The Savannah Film Officehas announced the sequel to "Magic Mike," a 2012 feature film about male strippers, is scheduled to film in the area beginning in September.

 

Film Scene: A look at Palestine and Pee-wee Herman

27 Aug 2014

Well, film fans, to the best of my knowledge, there are only two noteworthy local, alternative cinema screenings over the next seven days.

 

Review: 'Sin City' dives back into a noir abyss

22 Aug 2014

After being clonked over the head in 1944's "Murder, My Sweet," Raymond Chandler's immortal private eye Philip Marlowe wryly narrated the experience of being knocked out: "A black pool opened up at my feet. I jumped in."

 

Review: ‘Love Is Strange’ is tender, meandering

20 Aug 2014

A gay couple who have been together for almost four decades are separated — at least physically — by factors beyond their control in “Love Is Strange,” the latest tender and meandering exploration of human relationships from indie darling Ira Sach.

 

Review: A sweet Moretz rescues ‘If I Stay’

20 Aug 2014

’Tis clearly the season for exceedingly attractive young adults in mortal peril.

 

T. Hardy Morris added to Revival Fest lineup

20 Aug 2014

Athens-based T. Hardy Morris has been added to the Sept. 20 Revival Fest lineup, MusicFile Productions has announced.

 

Film Scene: Go western with weekend’s selections

20 Aug 2014

A year or so ago, Val Kilmer, actor, songwriter and of late, Mark Twain impersonator, opened up to an interviewer and told a wonderfully strange and hitherto unheard anecdote about meeting one of his personal heroes: Bob Dylan.

 

Review: ‘The Giver’ alters book for softer tale

14 Aug 2014

Phillip Noyce’s “The Giver” greets a man-made Utopia with an eternal question: “If you can’t feel, what’s the point?”

 

Review: ‘Let’s Be Cops’ falls flat on humor

14 Aug 2014

At one point during “Let’s Be Cops,” actor Damon Wayans Jr. has a scene in which a huge naked man’s groin is inches from his face.

 

Review: New tricks can’t rescue ‘Expendables 3’

14 Aug 2014

In its third incarnation, “The Expendables” has become, well, expendable.

 

Psychotronic Film Society brings three human rights-themed films to Savannah

11 Aug 2014

For years, the Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah has brought unusual, eye-opening feature and documentary films to local venues.

 

The Collins Quarter up and running on Bull Street

11 Aug 2014

The transformation at 151 Bull Street has been a slow one.

 

Review: Mother Nature deserves better lines

07 Aug 2014

“Into the Storm” is a movie that addresses the fearsome power of nature. Alas, it also addresses the fearsome power of a bad script to distract us from the fearsome power of nature.

 

Review: Made-over ‘Turtles’ return in a reboot

07 Aug 2014

Producer Michael Bay and director Jonathan Liebesman have taken on a full recap of the turtle’s origin story and their epic conflict with the dastardly Foot Clan crime syndicate.

 

Review: ‘Guardians’ is irreverent but not enough

30 Jul 2014

At the height of their powers, our overlords at Marvel have deigned to prove, like an emperor tolerating a court jester, that they do, in fact, have a sense of humor.

 

Review: Boseman drips with charisma as James Brown

30 Jul 2014

There’s a delicious moment in “Get On Up,” Tate Taylor’s new James Brown biopic, when Brown — played by Chadwick Boseman, in a thrillingly magnetic performance — is about to appear on the T.A.M.I. Show, a multi-act concert filmed in 1964.

 

Review: ‘Calvary’ is exquisitely nuanced

30 Jul 2014

“Calvary,” the follow-up collaboration of the writer-director and lead actor, is in a whole different league.

 

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.

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