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Paid extras sought for 'Birth of a Nation' filming in Savannah

21 Apr 2015

Marinella Hume Casting is seeking background talent for "The Birth of a Nation" being filmed in Savannah. 


Review: ‘Unfriended’ has interesting concept but still a dud

17 Apr 2015

Taking aim at cyberbullies on their home turf, Levan Gabriadze’s “Unfriended” envisions an “I Know What You Did Last Summer”-style vengeance scenario conducted by a ghost entirely via social media.


Review: Tom Hardy excels but ‘Child 44’ feels like 40 movies

16 Apr 2015

The best-selling novel “Child 44” by Tom Rob Smith runs well over 400 pages, and that’s perhaps the first hint as to why the movie based on it seems to veer in 40 different directions.


Review: ‘True Story’ handsomely made but misguided

16 Apr 2015

Michael Finkel’s journalism career, torpedoed by a partly fabricated story, had just bottomed out when a phone call came asking why a man accused of murdering his wife and three children in Oregon was identifying himself “Mike Finkel, New York Times.”


Film Scene: Take in foreign and classic masterpieces

14 Apr 2015

Loyal readers of this column will surely realize it was just awhile back that I trumpeted the local return of the Savannah-centric installment of Telluride MountainFilm On Tour. 


Review: ‘The Longest Ride’ tells two love stories, old and new

09 Apr 2015

Ever since “The Notebook” made moviegoers swoon in 2004, Nicholas Sparks’ name has been synonymous with teary-eyed romance.


Review: A visionary sci-fi thriller is born in ‘Ex Machina’

09 Apr 2015

Cinema has always been fascinated by androids. From “Metropolis” to “Blade Runner,” the juxtaposition of humans next to their artificial form has provided endless hours of stories that can be as exhilarating as they are poignant.


Review: Binoche, Stewart excel in meditation on age

09 Apr 2015

The aging actress has always been a deliciously potent subject for movies, from Norma Desmond in “Sunset Boulevard” to Margo Channing in “All About Eve” and way beyond.


Film Scene: New Israeli comedy screens at Muse Arts

08 Apr 2015

​Well, after what could only be described as a few weeks of sparse alternative cinema fare around town, Savannah’s community film organizations are slowly ratcheting up to speed.


Review: ‘Woman in Gold’ a remarkable story lifelessly told

03 Apr 2015

“Woman in Gold” has a rich story to tell. Yet director Simon Curtis’s rendering, though respectful and pretty, is somehow lifeless.


Review: ‘Furious 7’ drives hard with action, laughs, tribute

03 Apr 2015

Fast-moving fight scenes, outrageous auto antics and a sprinkling of ridiculous one-liners make “Furious 7” a campy, crowd-pleasing escape.


Review: ‘Lambert & Stamp’ depicts backstage story of The Who

03 Apr 2015

The teenage revolution was in full force on the fall 1964 night that Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp stumbled into the Railway Tavern.


Film Scene: PFS brings ‘Devil Doll Men’ out of hiding

01 Apr 2015

In my youth, some 35 years ago, I had the strange fortune to make the acquaintance of the one and only Basil Saffer.


Apply to assist in filming of 'Christine' in Savannah

30 Mar 2015

The Savannah Film Office has announced that several job positions are open for the filming of "Christine."


Review: ‘While We’re Young’ finds insight — and laughs — in aging

26 Mar 2015

It’s safe to say there aren’t a lot of movies out there about reaching middle age gracefully and happily.


Review: Despite its star power, ‘Serena’ has no spark

26 Mar 2015

The arithmetic on “Serena” is fascinating. Two of the biggest movie stars in the world plus an Oscar-winning director and a best-selling novel somehow add up to a forgettable, under-the-radar video-on-demand release.


Review: ‘Get Hard’ plays with stereotypes with mixed success

26 Mar 2015

While the stereotypes in “Get Hard” may be gross exaggerations, its characters live in the real world.


Review: Animated alien adventure ‘Home’ lands with a thud

26 Mar 2015

In “Home,” the latest adventure from DreamWorks Animation, the misfit alien protagonist is called Oh (“The Big Bang Theory’s” Jim Parsons) simply because that’s the resigned reaction everyone has when he’s around.


Film Scene: Reminisce about teen years, ‘Shadowman’

25 Mar 2015

If you happened to come of age in the 1980s, prick up your ears: On March 26, Regal Savannah Stadium 10 behind the Savannah Mall will offer a special screening of the recently restored, 30th anniversary edition of the trendsetting box office smash “The Breakfast Club.


Review: Sean Penn flexes action-hero muscles in ‘Gunman’

19 Mar 2015

At one point in “The Gunman,” the new Sean Penn geopolitical thriller, our star goes surfing. 


Review: Pacino and strong ensemble charm in ‘Danny Collins’

19 Mar 2015

“I was the real thing once,” opines Al Pacino’s rock star protagonist Danny Collins in a moment of late-in-life crisis.


Review: ‘Insurgent’ could use more divergence

19 Mar 2015

Given that conformity is the scourge of the “Divergent” series and much of its young-adult ilk, it’s a shame that the films, including the new “Insurgent,” do so little to stray from well-worn YA paths.


Review: An urban myth lives in ‘Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter’

19 Mar 2015

“Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter" brings to life a haunting, fantasy adventure for the ages in one of this century’s most breathtaking independent films.


Film Scene: A Nimoy tribute and ‘Breakfast Club’ anniversary

18 Mar 2015

Those of you who caught last week’s Film Scene know we’re in the midst of one of those periodic slow times for adventurous cinemaniacs in the Coastal Empire (yeah, I still call it that.)