Review: The Grinch

Review: The Grinch

Those expecting to hear a variation on Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Holmes might be startled to learn that they’re instead hearing what’s doubtless a variation on Will Ferrell’s upcoming Sherlock Holmes.

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Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

For those seeking nothing more than a rollicking good time, Bohemian Rhapsody largely gets the job done. But those looking for some depth – or, heck, even some historical context – will be sorely disappointed, as the film wreaks havoc on chronology, ignores key albums and songs.

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That Was Awesome! brings big laughs and starts a vital conversation

Writer Kevin Gillese and star Amber Nash talk their new short film and the need for representation for people with disabilities
The short film tells the story of a special needs floor hockey team preparing for the game of their life against some ignorant and often mean-spirited competitors

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Fantastic foxes to post-apocalyptic dogs: Tristan Oliver

Stop-motion cinematographer appears at Isle of Dogs screening
Isle of Dogs screens at the Festival, along with a standing exhibit at the SCAD Museum of Art

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Green Book: Peter Farrelly brings powerful story of an unlikely friendship to the big screen

The beloved comedy director talks about his new film and the amazing true story behind it
It’s a film that deals with the issues of race that were plaguing the country at the time, and examines how the two became friends despite the tension that existed in the region

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Review: Can You Ever Forgive Me? reveals complex female character

It’s so hard to like Lee Israel’s character in Can You Ever Forgive Me?, but it’s easy to feel bad for her. Can You Ever Forgive Me? is the true story of Lee Israel, an out-of-work biographer played by Melissa McCarthy who begins forging letters by famous authors to turn a buck.

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'BlacKkKlansman' star John David Washington reflects during Fim Festival Q&A

The star of the acclaimed Spike Lee film speaks to the timeliness of Ron Stallworth's story
SEVERAL TIMES during the SCAD Savannah Film Festival’s screening of BlacKkKlansman at the Lucas Theatre, the dialogue was momentarily inaudible due to either the immense laughter or rapturous applause that would erupt from the audience. It’s not a surprising reaction given the critical and commercial success that the film has achieved since its release.

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Anna and the Apocalypse breaks the genre mold

Format-busting film comes to SCAD Savannah Film Festival, and director John McPhail tells us how it came to be
ANNA AND the Apocalypse is unlike any other zombie movie you've seen, and that's because it's not just a zombie movie. It's a bizarre and intriguing combination of a zombie movie, a Christmas movie, a horror movie, and a musical, and it's coming to the SCAD Savannah Film Festival on Wed., October 31.

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? tells the tale of a lovable liar

Melissa McCarthy plays Lee Israel in acclaimed memoir adaptation
Ever resourceful until the end, Lee Israel’s memoir of her crimes, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, ironically also made a good bit of money for the author, who passed away in 2014

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In Search of Greatness

The Williams sisters and more are featured in intriguing sports documentary
Documentary filmmaker Gabe Polsky spoke to a few of the most dominant athletes of all time, in a variety of sports, about what it takes to achieve sports greatness

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Pre-wedding Jitters

Otoja Abit’s debut features Jason Patric
OTOJA ABIT isn’t a household name yet, but that could change soon. The debut short from this talented actor/writer/director, with an enormous assist from co-star and mentor Jason Patric, is getting buzz on the festival circuit and screens this week at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival.

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Phil Burgers' imagination-provoking The Passage is a surreal, silent adventure

The Super Deluxe-produced short screens at SCAD Savannah Film Festival
The unique film, shot in 1:33 ratio in the tradition of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, finds Burgers remaining completely silent while other characters around him speak in foreign languages without subtitles

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