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  • Film Review: <em>Ford v Ferrari</em>

    Film Review: Ford v Ferrari

    Director James Mangold (Logan) brings an old-fashioned sports epic to the screen with Ford v Ferrari with the help of stars Matt Damon and Christian Bale.

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  • Film Review: <em>Midway</em>

    Film Review: Midway

    There is a lot going on in the World War II action-drama Midway and that is part of the problem. Director Roland Emmerich's movie places the viewer right in the middle of what...

  • Film Review: <em>The Irishman</em>

    Film Review: The Irishman

    The Irishman is another mobster movie from filmmaker Martin Scorsese, the director of the masterful Goodfellas (1990) and Casino (1995). You would be mistaken, however, to think...

  • Film Review: <em>Doctor Sleep</em>

    Film Review: Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep, the sequel to Stephen King's hit novel The Shining (which resulted in an iconic 1980 horror film by Stanley Kubrick), starts off strongly but fizzles at the end of...

  • Film Review: <em>Jojo Rabbit</em>

    Film Review: Jojo Rabbit

    Sometimes a movie has passionate fans and strong detractors and both groups have valid points. This is the case with writer-director Taika Waititi's Nazi satire Jojo...

  • Film Review: <em>Terminator: Dark Fate</em>

    Film Review: Terminator: Dark Fate

    As of this writing, Terminator: Dark Fate, is a box office bomb. That is a shame because, while this sixth installment of The Terminator films is pretty much a rehash, it is...

  • Film Review: <em>The Lighthouse</em>

    Film Review: The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse is the follow up film from Robert Eggers, director of 2015's The Witch, and it is an acquired taste. This is a horror film, but not a conventional one. It is...

  • Film Review: <em>Harriet</em>

    Film Review: Harriet

    Cynthia Erivo (Widows, Bad Times at the El Royale) stars as the legendary escaped slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman in a conventional but sometimes entertaining biopic...

  • Film Review: <em>Motherless Brooklyn</em>

    Film Review: Motherless Brooklyn

    Edward Norton does triple duty as writer, director, and star of the mostly successful detective drama Motherless Brooklyn.
    Set in 1950s New York, the film...

  • Film Review: <em>Knives Out</em>

    Film Review: Knives Out

    The 2019 New Orleans Film Festival saved the best for last with Knives Out. It's a delightful throwback murder mystery from writer-director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star...

  • Film Review: <em>Black and Blue</em>

    Film Review: Black and Blue

    The talented Naomie Harris (28 Days Later, Skyfall, Moonlight) is left stranded in the underwhelming shot-in-New-Orleans cop thriller Black and Blue.
    Harris...

  • Film Review: <em>Zombieland: Doubletap</em>

    Film Review: Zombieland: Double Tap

    There were no pressing questions at the end of the first Zombieland (2009), so the existence of a sequel - like most sequels - is to hopefully recapture the magic of the original...

  • Film Review: Marriage Story

    Film Review: Marriage Story

    The 30th Annual New Orleans Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday night on a solid note with writer/director Noah Baumbach's bittersweet Marriage Story.
    A New...

  • Film Review: <em>Gemini Man</em>

    Film Review: Gemini Man

    Director Ang Lee shot Gemini Man in 4k digital 3D at 120 frames per second instead of the standard 24. What you get is a sharp image that looks like that "soap opera effect" or...

  • Film Review: <em>The Addams Family</em>

    Film Review: The Addams Family

    The Addams Family animated film tries to capitalize on the silly strangeness of the original classic television series, but it never fully realizes its potential. The movie...

  • Film Review: <em>Jexi</em>

    Film Review: Jexi

    Spike Jonze's 2013 drama-comedy Her focused on a man falling in love with his computer. In the weak new release Jexi, a man's smart phone falls in love with him and starts...

  • Film Review: <em>Joker</em>

    Film Review: Joker

    On paper, hiring the director of The Hangover and Old School to make a Martin Scorsese-influenced (specifically, Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy) comic book origin story seems...

  • Film Review: <em>Abominable</em>

    Film Review: Abominable

    Maybe I'm just a curmudgeon. Then again, maybe the computer animated feature Abominable just isn't very good. Yeah, this DreamWorks and China's Pearl Studio co-production is...

  • Film Review: <em>Judy</em>

    Film Review: Judy

    As entertainment legend Judy Garland (The Wizard of Oz), Renee Zellweger delivers a performance likely to capture an Oscar nomination in Judy. The film itself, however, does not...

  • New Orleans Film Festival Adds Major New Films to Lineup

    New Orleans Film Festival Adds Major New Films to Lineup

    In the past week, the New Orleans Film Festival announced several exciting additions to its lineup, including Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story (starring Adam Driver and Scarlett...

  • New Orleans Film Festival Announces Closing Night and Centerpiece Films

    New Orleans Film Festival Announces Closing Night and Centerpiece Films

    The New Orleans Film Festival announced that the highly anticipated Harriet Tubman biopic Harriet will be its closing night film this year, accompanied by Tribeca Film Fest...

  • Film Review: <em> Ad Astra </em>

    Film Review: Ad Astra

    Director James Gray's (The Lost City of Z) outer space drama Ad Astra is a worthwhile bet for fans of character-based science fiction.
    A series of...

  • Film Review: <em> Rambo: Last Blood </em>

    Film Review: Rambo: Last Blood

    Rambo: Last Blood, the fifth - and hopefully final - installment of the First Blood/Rambo film series, literally has a caravan of armed Mexican cartel sex traffickers coming...

  • Film Review: <em> Downton Abbey </em>

    Film Review: Downton Abbey

    Certain movies are hard to classify in the star rating system. Downton Abbey is one such film. Fans of the TV show will likely enjoy what is essentially an extended episode of the...

  • Film Review: <em>The Goldfinch</em>

    Film Review: The Goldfinch

    Thoughtful, yet flawed, The Goldfinch, based on Donna Tartt's novel of the same name, opens with an explosion that takes the life of Theo Decker's mother while they are visiting...

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    Film Review: Hustlers

    Hustlers is the antithesis of the stripper themed movies Showgirls (1995) and Striptease (1996) because, well, Hustlers is actually good. It's well directed, well acted and has a...

  • Film Review: <em> The Banana Splits Movie </em>

    Film Review: The Banana Splits Movie

    The Banana Splits Adventure Hour was originally a Saturday morning kids TV show that ran from 1968 to 1970 and was produced by Hanna-Barbera with costumes and sets created by Sid...

  • NOLA Horror Fest 2019

    NOLA Horror Fest 2019

    Jump into the Halloween 2019 spirit with the 9th Annual NOLA Horror Film Fest at the Prytania Theater (5339 Prytania St., New Orleans, LA 70115) from Thursday, September 26 to...

  • Film Review: <em>It: Chapter 2</em>

    Film Review: It: Chapter 2

    2017's It was a rarity in horror cinema: a film that truly cared about its characters and treated them as something more than cannon fodder. It: Chapter Two has the same affection...

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