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Review: 'Landline,' a rom-com with love crumbling everywhere

20 Jul 2017

There's an eye-popping scene in the new film "Landline" when our heroine is walking around New York City and decides to check her phone messages.


Review: 'Girls Trip' a wonderfully hilarious destination

20 Jul 2017
Get ready to know the name Tiffany Haddish. If there were such a thing as Comedy Oscars, she would win for "Girls Trip ."

Review: In 'Valerian,' cosmic splendor struggles for liftoff

20 Jul 2017

When even most of the good spectacles carry a strong whiff of prepackaging, try taking in the air of Luc Besson's sci-fi extravaganza "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets."


Film Scene: Savannah offers up dozens of great screenings this week

13 Jul 2017

Greetings, fellow movie lovers. This is another banner week for folks around these parts who appreciate special screenings of feature motion pictures, professionally filmed stage performances and documentaries, with more than a dozen such presentations taking place throughout the greater Savannah area over the next seven days. 


Review: In 'City of Ghosts,' true heroism in an IS capital

06 Jul 2017

So-called heroes sling into action just about every weekend of the summer movie season, but if you want to see the genuine article, you'll have to make your way to "City of Ghosts," Matthew Heineman's documentary about the Syrian citizen journalist collective of Raqqa.


Review: 'Baby Driver' is a toe-tapping, engine-revving jolt

29 Jun 2017

There's nothing like an epic getaway chase to kick a movie into high gear, and the first five minutes of "Baby Driver " are pure movie magic.


Review: A thrilling epic in 'War for the Planet of the Apes'

29 Jun 2017

Apparently all the new Planet of the Apes films needed to do to really hit a home run was take the humans out of the equation. 


Review: Holland, cast delight in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

29 Jun 2017

One thing is certain: Culture has not been lacking in takes on Spider-Man for the past 15 years.


Review: Giant pig movie 'Okja' gives us a lot to chew over

29 Jun 2017

Just in time for summer comes a film that seriously threatens the core component of barbeques, baseball games and block parties. 


Review: Emily Dickinson tale 'A Quiet Passion' burns bright

14 Apr 2017

There is something deeply funny and also beautiful about the idea that it would take a British man in his 70s to make the definitive film about one of America's greatest female poets.


Review: 'The Zookeeper's Wife' tells a riveting true story

31 Mar 2017

In German-occupied Poland during the darkest days of World War II, a zookeeper and his wife managed to save the lives hundreds of Jewish people, many of whom were detained in the Warsaw Ghetto, by giving them shelter and refuge on the zoo grounds. 


Review: In 'The Boss Baby,' it's clear who wears the diapers

31 Mar 2017

Some of the best animated films have been inspired by fairy tales, ancient Greek fables or mythology. Now comes one clearly inspired by, of all people, David Mamet.


Review: So-so 'Power Rangers' reboot is cheesy, self-serious

24 Mar 2017

There's a question every piece of intellectual property needs to ask itself before a new version is made: How seriously should we treat the source material?


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.

Review: 'Morgan' a cool, if predictable, exploration of AI

02 Sep 2016

Even if you guess the twist in “Morgan” early on, the title character is still an interesting one.


Review: 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' delights in the outrageous

22 Jul 2016

Pour some Champagne, light a smoke and put on something gorgeous, dahling, because the women of “Absolutely Fabulous” are back.


Review: ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ a curious sequel

27 May 2016

“Alice Through the Looking Glass,” like its predecessor, owes very little to Lewis Carroll.


Review: Paris-set ‘Dheepan’ offers a timely refugee thriller

05 May 2016

French director Jacques Audiard is a curious combination of art-house auteur and genre filmmaker, a brazen showman and gritty naturalist. 


Review: ‘Elvis & Nixon’ recalls a bizarre moment in history

21 Apr 2016

This we know: On Dec. 21, 1970, Elvis Presley showed up bright and early at the White House gates, delivering a barely legible note he’d scrawled on American Airlines stationery to President Richard Nixon.


Film Scene: Mountain films, foreign gems, Shakespeare and vampires highlight week

14 Apr 2016

April 15 marks the fifth year in a row that the Broughton Street branch of Southeastern clothing and outdoor gear retailer Half-Moon Outfitters has brought the celebrated Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour to our distinctly mountain-challenged city.


Review: ‘Dark Horse’ a loving portrait of an unlikely hero

01 Apr 2016

You don’t need to know anything about chess, New Zealand or Genesis Potini to fall under the spell of “The Dark Horse.”


Review: Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ is wildly entertaining

04 Mar 2016

Just when it was looking like animated animal movies had run out of anything original to say, along comes the smartly amusing, crisply relevant “Zootopia” to handily demonstrate there’s still plenty of bite left in the anthropomorphic CG menagerie.


Review: Forgettable horror ‘The Forest’ wastes star Dormer

08 Jan 2016

The January movie has long had a reputation for being among the worst that Hollywood has to offer, as though everyone collectively acknowledges that they need a month to catch up on the glut of prestige offerings and awards hopefuls that hit at the end of December.