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  • Film Review: <em>John Wick: Chapter 3 ? Parabellum</em>

    Film Review: John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    During an early scene in John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum, an image of the great silent film star Buster Keaton appears on a jumbotron. While Keaton's films were comedies, with...

  • Film Review: <em>The Hustle</em>

    Film Review: The Hustle

    Josephine Chesterfield (Anne Hathaway) is a high-stakes con artist burning her way through rich men in the South of France. Her game is put into jeopardy, however, with the...

  • Film Review: <em>Pokemon: Detective Pikachu</em>

    Film Review: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

    The Pokémon (loosely translated as "pocket monsters") Japanese media franchise, which features anime, manga, video games, and a smartphone game, now branches out into Hollywood...

  • Dueling Critics: Avengers: Endgame

    Dueling Critics: Avengers: Endgame

    Tony Stark / Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and the remaining Avengers - Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor...

  • Film Review: <em>Long Shot</em>

    Film Review: Long Shot

    Director Jonathan Levine's new comedy, Long Shot, is a charming odd-couple romance between stars Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron.
    Theron plays the U.S. Secretary of...

  • Film Review: <em>Avengers: Endgame</em>

    Film Review: Avengers: Endgame


    At the end of the previous Avengers movie, Infinity War, bad guy Thanos (Josh Brolin) collected all six mystical Infinity Stones, snapped his fingers, then POOF-half...

  • Film Review: <em>The Curse of La Llorona</em>

    Film Review: The Curse of La Llorona

    A rather arbitrary scene in The Curse of La Llorona links it to The Conjuring films, thus making it part of that cinematic universe. That's the way it is being sold – as...

  • Film Review: <em>Hellboy</em>

    Film Review: Hellboy

    For whatever reason, we have been denied a Guillermo del Toro directed Hellboy III. Instead, we get a charmless and infantile “reboot” starring a different actor in the title...

  • Film Review: <em>Pet Sematary</em>

    Film Review: Pet Sematary

    This is the second attempt at a movie adaptation of Stephen King's 1983 horror novel, Pet Sematary (Cemetery is misspelled because it was constructed by children). King,...

  • Film Review: <em>Shazam!</em>

    Film Review: Shazam!

    I remember—long, long ago—watching the Saturday morning live-action Shazam! show and finding it kind of creepy when a skinny Tiger Beat cover teen transformed...

  • Louisiana Film Forecast: State Film Industry Looking to Gain Momentum in 2019

    Louisiana Film Forecast: State Film Industry Looking to Gain Momentum in 2019

    When the state of Georgia became the filming capital of the world in 2017, it was a bitter pill to swallow for Louisiana residents who took pride in their state’s...

  • Film Review: <em>The Best of Enemies</em>

    Film Review: The Best of Enemies

    In Robin Bissell’s new based-on-a-true-story film The Best of Enemies, African-American civil rights activist Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson) goes head to head with...

  • Film Review: <em>Dumbo</em>

    Film Review: Dumbo

    Continuing to make good on their threat to remake their classic and beloved animated films into live-action movies, Disney has come out with their latest casualty: Dumbo. To be...

  • Film Review: <em>Hotel Mumbai</em>

    Film Review: Hotel Mumbai

    In 2008, terrorists conducted a series of coordinated attacks against sites in Mumbai, India that killed hundreds. The world-renowned Taj Mahal Hotel was one of the targets. Staff...

  • Film Review: <em>Us</em>

    Film Review: Us

    Writer and director Jordan Peele's follow up to his 2017 directorial debut – the brilliant thriller Get Out–  proves without a doubt that he is a...

  • Film Review: <em>Wonder Park</em>

    Film Review: Wonder Park

    I recently reviewed the third How the Train Your Dragon movie and I really do consider it to be one of the best computer-animated features ever made – in both its...

  • Film Review: <em>Captive State</em>

    Film Review: Captive State

    In the effective new thriller Captive State, Aliens have invaded Earth and are now ruling over it as an occupying force. Ashton Sanders plays a young man who...

  • Film Review: <em>Captain Marvel</em>

    Film Review: Captain Marvel

    In a long-overdue move, Marvel Studios has made a film with a female headliner in Captain Marvel. The results are mixed, but the film has enough going for it that Marvel fans...

  • Film Review: <em>Greta</em>

    Film Review: Greta

    1987’s Fatal Attraction started a wave of movies about people harassed by relentless stalkers (The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Pacific Heights, Single White Female,...

  • Film Review: <em>How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World</em>

    Film Review: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    The How to Train Your Dragon saga is a series of films that just keeps getting better and better. This third outing, subtitled The Hidden World, is one of the most...

  • Film Review: <em>Happy Death Day 2U</em>

    Film Review: Happy Death Day 2U

    *** (out of four) Happy Death Day 2U is the surprisingly good and inventive sequel to the surprisingly good and inventive 2017 horror/comedy, Happy Death Day. The first movie...

  • The Lost Bayou Ramblers Star in the On Va Continuer">

    The Lost Bayou Ramblers Star in the "Rockumentary" On Va Continuer

    On Va Continuer is the newly released documentary film about the Lost Bayou Ramblers, the Grammy-winning Cajun band out of Lafayette. The band is made up of Louis Michot on fiddle...

  • Film Review: <em>What Men Want</em>

    Film Review: What Men Want

    **1/2 (out of four) Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is the lone female sports agent in an agency that is a boys’ club, which means that she is always passed over for a...

  • Film Review: <em>Alita: Battle Angel</em>

    Film Review: Alita: Battle Angel

    **1/2 (out of four) Based on a popular manga series, Alita: Battle Angel boasts some impressive visuals but is lacking in the storytelling department. Directed by Robert...

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    Say "Bonjour" to the Prytania Theatre's 22nd Annual French Film Festival

    The 22nd New Orleans French Film Festival is happening at the Prytania Theatre (5339 Prytania St.) from February 15 to 21, 2019. This year's selection of French and...

  • Film Review: <em>Cold Pursuit</em>

    Film Review: Cold Pursuit

    Based on the 2014 Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance, Cold Pursuit puts Liam Neeson in what initially seems like a Death Wish-style revenge flick but...

  • <em>Where Y'at</em>'s Favorite Films of 2018

    Where Y'at's Favorite Films of 2018

    David Vicari’s Best of 2018 Awards season is in full swing, so without further ado, here is my list of the best films of 2018. Before I count down my 10 best, let me...

  • Film Review: <em>They Shall Not Grow Old</em>

    Film Review: They Shall Not Grow Old

    England’s Imperial War Museum commissioned Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson to make a World War I documentary in honor of the 100th anniversary of the...

  • Film Review: <em>Serenity</em>

    Film Review: Serenity

    2019 is off to a shaky start in film with the woefully misguided psychological thriller Serenity. Matthew McConaughey stars as Baker Dill, a bitter, hard-drinking island...

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