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  • Film Review: <em> Judas and the Black Messiah </em>

    Film Review: Judas and the Black Messiah

    Director Shaka King's historical drama, Judas and the Black Messiah, is an engrossing piece of filmmaking. This movie is a true story of an American tragedy in the 1960s, but it...

  • Film Review: <em> Nomadland </em>

    Film Review: Nomadland

    Writer/director Chloe Zhao's Nomadland is getting a lot of Oscar buzz. It may not be my pick for the best of 2020, but it is a strong effort that's worth a look...

  • <em>NCIS: New Orleans</em> to be Cancelled After 7th Season

    NCIS: New Orleans to be Cancelled After 7th Season

    Fans of NCIS: New Orleans received the earth-shattering news that their action crime drama of choice was getting canceled. Season seven of the drama began in November, and now...

  • Film Review: <em> A Glitch in the Matrix </em>

    Film Review: A Glitch in the Matrix

    On rare occasions, I have felt like I could have sworn that I saw something repeat before my eyes, like the same person walking past me twice. I have also had the experience of,...

  • Film Review: <em>The Little Things</em>

    Film Review: The Little Things

    Writer/director John Lee Hancock's The Little Things (now playing in theaters and on HBO Max) is a mostly intriguing character study/murder mystery set in 1990 Los Angeles....

  • What?s Coming to Netflix in February?

    What’s Coming to Netflix in February?

    Movie night has become one of the most popular pastimes of recent generations. With the rise of popular streaming services such as Netflix, people now have immediate access...

  • Film Review: <em>Psycho Goreman</em>

    Film Review: Psycho Goreman

    The Canadian science fiction comedy Psycho Goreman had lots of potential—a spoof of cheeseball '80s kids movies combined with rubber-suited monsters and...

  • A Year in Film Discussion: 2020

    A Year in Film Discussion: 2020

    Fritz: The year 2019 was a wonderful year for movies. I could even make the argument that it was the best year for film in the past decade. But 2020, on the other hand, was...

  • Film Review: <em>Grizzly II: Revenge</em>

    Film Review: Grizzly II: Revenge

    Back in 1976, a low-budget Jaws rip-off titled Grizzly, about a killer bear loose in a national park, became a drive-in hit....

  • Film Review: <em>One Night in Miami</em>

    Film Review: One Night in Miami

    Based on a play by Kemp Powers, One Night in Miami is a compelling film, even if it does still feel a bit stagey. On the night that Muhammad Ali (Eli Goree) fought against...

  • Film Review: <em>News of the World</em>

    Film Review: News of the World

    In a dire year for film, the new western News of the World stands out as one of the few bright spots. Directed by Paul Greengrass (United 93, The Bourne Ultimatum), the...

  • Film Review: <em>Wonder Woman 1984</em>

    Film Review: Wonder Woman 1984

    With possibly some judicious editing, Wonder Woman 1984 could have been a worthy fast-paced sequel to Wonder Woman, 2017's fun and exciting adaptation of the DC Comics character....

  • Celebrate Mardi Gras From a Distance With Henry Turner Jr.?s Movie

    Celebrate Mardi Gras From a Distance With Henry Turner Jr.’s Movie

    The documentary film We're Going Down to the Mardi Gras, produced by Rebirth Film Shield Productions and Hit City Digital TV, will premiere on Play2Fund.com on January 2 at...

  • Film Review: <em>I'm Your Woman</em>

    Film Review: I'm Your Woman

    There is a scene in I'm Your Woman that is set in a roadside diner where the character played by Rachel Brosnahan is asked if she can make her baby laugh. Brosnahan says yes and...

  • Holiday Movies You Have to Watch This Year

    Holiday Movies You Have to Watch This Year

    The holiday season is not only marked by festive lights and foods, but by the classic movies and TV shows that have been gracing the screen of your device these last few months....

  • Film Review: <em>Midnight Sky</em>

    Film Review: The Midnight Sky

    Netflix's 2020 Oscar slate remains underwhelming with director/star George Clooney's apocalyptic drama The Midnight Sky. An environmental disaster has rendered most of...

  • Film Review: <em>Sound of Metal</em>

    Film Review: Sound of Metal

    The Academy Award for Best Sound generally goes to bombastic action-oriented movies like 1917, Dunkirk, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Gravity—movies that deserve it...

  • Film Review: <em>Ma Rainey?s Black Bottom</em>

    Film Review: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, based on the play by the same name by August Wilson, proves to be a fitting send-off for Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, who tragically...

  • Film Review: <em>Uncle Frank</em>

    Film Review: Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank is a movie where the performances rule. The film's occasional tendency to be too pat and overly melodramatic can easily be forgiven because the performances are so...

  • Dixie Drive-In: Dixie Brewing Co. Announces Outdoor Holiday Movie Series

    Dixie Brewing Co. Announces Outdoor Holiday Movie Series

    With many of our favorite holiday traditions on hold, Dixie Brewing Company is starting a new family-friendly program that will be sure to make the kids happy and you...

  • Elvis is Back, 50 Years Later

    Elvis is Back, 50 Years Later

    The world knows him as the King of Rock and Roll, and he is still the best-selling solo artist of all time. Elvis Presley was a grand musician of his time, succeeding in multiple...

  • Mank_Gary Oldman as Herman Mankiewicz [lead image courtesy NETFLIX]

    Film Review: Mank

    Director David Fincher's Mank, Netflix's latest Oscar hopeful, falls short of greatness. Shot lovingly in black and white, Mank tells the story of alcoholic screenwriter...

  • Netflix in December: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

    Netflix in December: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

    With the most wonderful time of the year almost in full swing, it is no surprise that Netflix is offering plenty of holly-jolly Christmas movies and shows perfect to watch...

  • Film Review: <em>Dreamland</em>

    Film Review: Dreamland

    The depression-era drama Dreamland is more character study than gangster film. It's more like Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven (1978) than Arthur Penn's Bonnie &...

  • Film Review: <em>Freaky</em>

    Film Review: Freaky

    The new horror-comedy Freaky succeeds in the comic part of the equation, but stumbles in the horror part. Kathryn Newton plays Millie, a shy teen in a town being...

  • Filmmakers Behind Documentary <em>Proper Pronouns</em> Discuss Their Film

    Filmmakers Behind Documentary Proper Pronouns Discuss Their Film

    Proper Pronouns, a documentary following four trans ministers working in the South, is showing this month at the New Orleans Film Festival. Ministers Dawn...

  • Film Review: <em>Hillbilly Elegy</em>

    Film Review: Hillbilly Elegy

    Based on J.D. Vance's bestselling memoir of the same name, director Ron Howard's Hillbilly Elegy clearly has Oscar aspirations, but falls short of reaching them. ...

  • Prytania Theatres at Canal Place Debuts Downtown

    Prytania Theatres at Canal Place Debuts Downtown

    The Prytania Theatres at Canal Place opened for business on Friday, November 13 with a combination of new releases and classic films. Rene Brunet III, whose...

  • The Louisiana Film Channel is Trying Its Hand at Streaming Services

    The Louisiana Film Channel is Trying Its Hand at Streaming Services

    Following suit with many entertainment companies and providers, the Louisiana Film Channel (LFC) is launching a streaming service with a very large, curated library of...

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