Review: Coco

Review: Coco

Coco opens by following the traditional toon template of a person following their dreams against all odds, but once Miguel reaches the Land of the Dead, the movie deepens in satisfying and even unexpected ways.

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Review: Last Flag Flying

Last Flag Flying is proudly pro-soldier and anti-war, and real American patriots will grasp it at once.

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Review: Justice League

Gal Gadot again ends up as a saving grace, and she also figures at the center of one of the few action sequences (a bank robbery) that’s exciting rather than cumbersome.

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Keep Savannah Weird: Save the Psychotronic Film Society!

Suspiria screening welcomes lovers of horror, art, and community
ON FRIDAY, Savannah film aficionados will unite to celebrate and save one of the city’s treasures. The Psychotronic Film Society, the organization devoted to screening unusual and forgotten films, has had a challenging 2017.

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Review: Murder on the Orient Express

As director, Branagh makes some lamentable decisions, trying to frame a couple of moments as action set-pieces and elsewhere adopting strange camera angles that call awkward attention upon themselves. This is especially true of the murder sequence, which Branagh grotesquely stages as if he were auditioning to direct a remake of Carnival of Souls.

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Review: The Shape of Water

From the decadence of a romantic opera-style theatre to the pastels and pie displays of a midcentury diner to the steely government labs, The Shape of Water is a love letter to the Cold War era.

SCAD Savannah Film Festival Issue

Review: I, Tonya

Margot Robbie skillfully embraces the skater's vulnerability without ever showing her as pathetic; Harding's innate competitor’s pride and defiant spirit remain throughout, and that’s what always made Harding such a compelling figure.

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Review: Frankenstein

One of the many unique aspects of this adaptation of the classic story by Mary Shelley is that Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller have the capacity to trade roles as the eponymous scientist and his troubled creation, each actor knowing the lines of each character and fully versed in each role. In this showing on Halloween night at the Lucas, we got the treat of Cumberbatch himself as the Creature. It is, quite simply, the performance of a lifetime.

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Review: Downsizing

Matt Damon along with the eerily comedic cast portray the lengths gone to achieve the goals of consumerism.

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Risk: The closest look yet at Julian Assange

"What Assange did is of historic importance. He pioneered journalistic methods that most big publishers have now learned from... At the same time, he has a major ego. He can be quite abusive."

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Holly Hunter: ‘Women will not be ignored or denied anymore’

"There's a real paradigm shift now because women can respond in real time. Now they will be believed when they say this is happening to them."
In addition to being one of the Peach State’s proudest exports, she has become the virtual embodiment of the notion of the independent, truth-telling woman

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Review: Beatriz At Dinner

Throughout the film, small doses of magical realism soften the edges of its harsh and timely reality. As predator chases prey and cancer eats away, any shred of tenderness and compassion from a dinner guest is welcome, but often disappoints.

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Sir Patrick Stewart entertains and enlightens in SCAD Savannah Film Fest Q&A

“I thought if Hugh Jackman can cry then I certainly can. I let it out, too,” Stewart laughed.

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