Film

  • Film Review: <em> Cry Macho </em>

    Film Review: Cry Macho

    Cry Macho is legendary Clint Eastwood's 39th directorial effort (he also did directorial work on the strong 1984 New Orleans-set thriller Tightrope but was uncredited). When...

  • Brand New Irma Thomas Documentary to Air on WYES in October

    Brand New Irma Thomas Documentary to Air on WYES in October

    New Orleans has been the birthplace of many legends in the music industry, and Irma Thomas is no exception. On October 4, 2021 at 8 p.m., WYES-TV, New Orleans's PBS station, will...

  • New Orleans Film Festival Plans Hybrid 2021 Fest

    New Orleans Film Festival Plans Hybrid 2021 Fest

    While New Orleanians have been disappointed to hear that many fall festivals have been canceled, the New Orleans Film Festival plans to move forward with a hybrid format from...

  • Film Review: <em> Fauci </em>

    Film Review: Fauci

    National Geographic Films presents Fauci, a documentary on Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the top infectious disease specialists on the current COVID-19 pandemic. Is it pro Fauci?...

  • LGBTQ Film By Local NOLA Director to Premiere This Friday at Broad Theater

    LGBTQ Film By Local NOLA Director to Premiere This Friday at Broad Theater

    Film festival season is upon us! New screenings, new creators, and new opportunities for social gatherings. Good Deed Entertainment film, Ma Belle, My Beauty, is set to premiere...

  • Louisiana Film Prize 2021 Announces Top 20 Films & Filmmakers

    Louisiana Film Prize 2021 Announces Top 20 Films & Filmmakers

    Every year, the Louisiana Film Prize invites filmmakers across the country to create a short film, shot in Louisiana, between 5 and 15 minutes to compete for the largest short...

  • Cult Hit <em> The Room </em> to Screen at Joy Theater in November

    Cult Hit The Room to Screen at Joy Theater in November

    It's hard to explain The Room to those who haven't seen it, but the drama about an odd, melodramatic man named Johnny (Tommy Wiseau) and his romantic troubles has been a cult...

  • Film Review: <em> Don't Breathe 2 </em>

    Film Review: Don't Breathe 2

    I am always rooting for a sequel to try something different instead of just being a dull carbon copy of its predecessor. Don't Breathe 2, the sequel to the intense and...

  • Film Review: <em> Cryptozoo </em>

    Film Review: Cryptozoo

    The independent animated feature Cryptozoo is clearly a passion project for writer and director Dash Shaw. I just wished I liked it more than I did. For me, it come across like a...

  • Film Review: <em> Free Guy </em>

    Film Review: Free Guy

    After the wall-to-wall ugliness of last week's The Suicide Squad, the sunny cheerfulness of the new Ryan Reynolds video game adventure-comedy Free Guy is...

  • Film Review: <em> The Suicide Squad </em>

    Film Review: The Suicide Squad

    2016's movie adaptation of the DC Comics property Suicide Squad was universally reviled, even being hated by its director, David Ayer. Granted, it's no masterpiece by any...

  • Film Review: <em> Swan Song </em>

    Film Review: Swan Song

    German character actor Udo Kier, a veteran of over 220 films, delivers an absolutely wonderful performance in Swan Song, about a once flamboyant hairdresser, real-life Pat...

  • They’re  Back! Local Movie Theaters Are Alive and Well (Mostly)

    They’re Back! Local Movie Theaters Are Alive and Well (Mostly)

    While we aren't out of the COVID-19 woods yet, things are looking up for moviegoers in New Orleans as area theaters are beginning to operate on all cylinders. Sure, you may still...

  • Film Review: <em> The Green Knight </em>

    Film Review: The Green Knight

    Ever since the early 80s saw a brief explosion of R-rated sword-and-sorcery films, movies about knights have been overwhelmingly aimed at kids/adolescents. So it's nice that...

  • Film Review: <em> Jungle Cruise </em>

    Film Review: Jungle Cruise

    Jungle Cruise is a great example of a so-so movie that coasts on the charm of its stars. Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson have such great chemistry with each other, that the...

  • Film Review: <em> Stillwater </em>

    Film Review: Stillwater

    Spotlight director Tom McCarthy's new film Stillwater is a good option for people who wish Hollywood told more character-based, original stories. When the film begins, Bill...

  • Film Review: <em> Val </em>

    Film Review: Val

    Val Kilmer has long been one of Hollywood's most talented, versatile actors. He has enlivened genre fare like Tombstone and Top Gun. He has shown himself to be a gifted comic...

  • Film Review: <em> Old </em>

    Film Review: Old

    A group of people find themselves trapped and rapidly aging on a mysterious beach in writer/director M Night Shyamalan's flawed but intriguing new horror thriller Old. A...

  • Film Review: <em> Gunpowder Milkshake </em>

    Film Review: Gunpowder Milkshake

    Gunpowder Milkshake wants to be a female-centric John Wick, and that is fine. I mean, I'd watch that. However, director Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves) delivers an exercise of...

  • Film Review: <em> Space Jam: A New Legacy </em>

    Film Review: Space Jam: A New Legacy

    Full disclosure: I was a college freshman when Space Jam came out in 1996, so it's not a movie that inspires feelings of nostalgia in me. The sequel Space Jam: A New Legacy...

  • <em> Basketball Wives </em> Star Jennifer Williams & Dennis Reed on Film Benefits of Reality Stars

    Basketball Wives Star Jennifer Williams & Dennis Reed on Film Benefits of Reality Stars

    The era when urban films weren't widely celebrated after being regulated to "straight to DVD," streaming services, and television only are no more. Urban films have often found...

  • Film Review: <em> Black Widow </em>

    Film Review: Black Widow

    In the chronology of The Avengers movies, Black Widow fits in between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. As it is, Black Widow is a solid Marvel movie,...

  • Black Keys Front Man Will Direct Dr. John Documentary

    Black Keys Front Man Will Direct Dr. John Documentary

    News Orleans's own Mac Rebannack, known to many in New Orleans and around the world as Dr. John, will be getting his very own documentary soon. Dr. John passed away two years ago...

  • Film Review: <em> Till Death </em>

    Film Review: Till Death

    This one is a real big surprise. Till Death has the flavor of one of those non-supernatural Stephen King stories, and it's an incredibly suspenseful movie. I was engaged and on...

  • Perfect Shots: Picture Yourself in These NOLA Film Locations

    Perfect Shots: Picture Yourself in These NOLA Film Locations

    A couple of years ago, I was entertaining some out-of-town friends and recommending the usual restaurants, museums, and music venues,...

  • New Orleans's Very Own Irma Thomas to be Featured in New Documentary

    New Orleans's Very Own Irma Thomas to be Featured in New Documentary

    Music is the heart and soul of New Orleans. Among many talented artists in New Orleans, some become idols and form a legacy through their work. Irma Thomas, the "Soul Queen of...

  • Film Review: <em> No Sudden Move </em>

    Film Review: No Sudden Move

    Director Steven Soderbergh (Ocean's Eleven) debuted his new heist film, No Sudden Move, exclusively on HBO MAX on July 1. Set in 1950s Detroit, the film tells the story...