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  • Film Review: <em>Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald</em>

    Film Review: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    The Fantastic Beasts trilogy, a series of prequels in the Harry Potter universe, stumbles a bit in its second installment, The Crimes of Grindelwald (screenplay...

  • Retro Movie Slots: The Perfect Nostalgic Entertainment

    Retro Movie Slots: The Perfect Nostalgic Entertainment

    The popularity of online slots has opened the doors to some remarkable entertainment that is nostalgic, fun, and money-making. The slots that are being offered by casinos nowadays...

  • Film Review: <em>Overlord</em>

    Film Review: Overlord

    Overlord meshes a World War II action picture with a gory living dead horror movie. It's Saving Private Ryanmeets Re-Animator– and it...

  • Film Review: <em>Widows</em>

    Film Review: Widows

    Director Steve McQueen makes a solid return to the silver screen with the heist thriller Widows, five years after his last effort, 12 Years a Slave, took home the...

  • Film Review: <em>Green Book</em>

    Film Review: Green Book

    Filmed in New Orleans, director Peter Farrelly’s Green Book is a charming addition to local theater programming during the holiday season. Based on a true...

  • Film Review: <em>The Girl in the Spider?s Web</em>

    Film Review: The Girl in the Spider’s Web

    Stieg Larsson’s novel, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (and David Fincher’s worthwhile adaptation of it), was a clever locked-room murder mystery where the locked room...

  • Film Review: <em>Bohemian Rhapsody</em>

    Film Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

    Sometimes a movie can work even if the individual parts don’t all fit perfectly together. Such is the case with the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. It’s a film with...

  • Film Review: <em>Susperia</em> (2018)

    Film Review: Suspiria (2018)

    Almost...but not quite. While the Suspiria remake is its own movie and not just a lazy carbon copy of the original, its arty pretentiousness and bloated running time eventually...

  • Film Review: <em>Can You Ever Forgive Me?</em>

    Film Review: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    Making movies about unlikable characters is a tricky tightrope to walk. Flawed characters are often interesting, but if a character is too repellent it can make the audience resent...

  • Film Review: <em>Halloween</em> (2018)

    Film Review: Halloween (2018)

    I really feel bamboozled by the new Halloween movie. The idea is that all the sequels to John Carpenter's classic 1978 slasher film Halloween don't exist and that...

  • Frightful Flicks: Why Halloween is a Great Time to Binge-Watch Horror Films

    Frightful Flicks: Why Halloween is a Great Time to Binge-Watch Horror Films

    Horror movies have been an integral part of American pop culture ever since Lon Chaney thrilled 1920s audiences with iconic roles in classics such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame,...

  • Film Review: <em>Mid90s</em>

    Film Review: Mid90s

    ​Actor Jonah Hill (Superbad, The Wolf of Wall Street) makes an impressive directorial debut with Mid90s, an affecting coming-of-age drama. Set in Los Angeles of the...

  • NOFF18 Review: <em>If Beale Street Could Talk</em>

    NOFF18 Review: If Beale Street Could Talk

    Like Widows director Steve McQueen, If Beale Street Could Talk director Barry Jenkins last visited the New Orleans Film Festival with a film that would go on to...

  • NOFF18 Review: <em>Widows</em>

    NOFF18 Review: Widows

    Director Steve McQueen makes a gripping return to the New Orleans Film Fest with the heist thriller Widows 5 years after his last film fest entry, 12 Years a Slave,...

  • Director Peter Farrelly Opens 2018 New Orleans Film Festival with Charming <em>Green Book</em>

    Director Peter Farrelly Opens 2018 New Orleans Film Festival with Charming Green Book

    The 2018 New Orleans Film Festival got underway last night with a screening of the New Orleans-shot Oscar contender Green Room at the Orpheum Theater with a Q&A with...

  • Film Review: <em>First Man</em>

    Film Review: First Man

    First Man takes a decade out of the real life of astronaut Neil Armstrong, chronicling his involvement in both the Gemini program and the Apollo missions, as well as his...

  • A New <em>Halloween</em>: 40 Years Later

    A New Halloween: 40 Years Later

    In the new Halloween movie, the murderous boogeyman Michael Myers once again escapes from the asylum and returns home to paint the town red with blood. Anticipating his...

  • Film Review: <em>Bad Times at the El Royale</em>

    Film Review: Bad Times at the El Royale

    Fans of Quentin Tarantino will likely find much to enjoy about writer-director Drew Goddard’s (The Cabin in the Woods)new thriller Bad Times at the El Royale. Told...

  • Film Review: <em>The Old Man and the Gun</em>

    Film Review: The Old Man and the Gun

    Writer/director David Lowery has been hard to pin down so far in his career. He made an entertaining family film with his Pete’s Dragon remake but then followed it...

  • The Horror of NOLA: Horror Movies and TV Shows Set in New Orleans

    The Horror of NOLA: Horror Movies and TV Shows Set in New Orleans

    Many dub New Orleans as one of the spookiest cities in America, and it’s not hard to see why. With it’s gothic-looking European architecture, above-ground cemeteries,...

  • Film Review: <em>Venom</em>

    Film Review: Venom

    The latest Marvel Comics property to make it to the cinema screens is Venom, a villain of Spider-Man starring in his own movie. While this is a lesser Marvel movie entry,...

  • Film Review: <em>A Star is Born</em>

    Film Review: A Star Is Born

    Hollywood loves both stories about fame and remakes, so it was probably inevitable that they would revisit A Star Is Born, which starred Judy Garland and Barbara Streisand in...

  • New Orleans Film Festival Adds Even More New Oscar Contenders to Film Lineup

    New Orleans Film Festival Adds Even More New Oscar Contenders to Film Lineup

    After the initial announcement that potential Oscar heavyweights Green Book and Widows would highlight the 2018 New Orleans Film Festival, the New Orleans Film...

  • Film Review: <em>The House with a Clock in Its Walls</em>

    Film Review: The House with a Clock in Its Walls

    The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a charming fantasy/horror/comedy and is perfect fall/Halloween viewing. It's based on the classic 1973 children's mystery novel...

  • Film Review: <em>Assassination Nation</em>

    Film Review: Assassination Nation

    The awful action/horror/dark comedy Assassination Nation (filmed in New Orleans) opens with a title card giving the audience a trigger warning for a number of things to...

  • Film Review: <em>Fahrenheit 11/9</em>

    Film Review: Fahrenheit 11/9

    Liberal documentarian Michael Moore is at it again. The title of his latest film, Fahrenheit 11/9, refers to the day Donald Trump became president of the United States. Sure, Moore...

  • New Orleans Film Festival Announces Oscar Contenders <em>Green Book</em> and <em>Widows</em> as Opening Night and Centerpiece Films

    New Orleans Film Festival Announces Oscar Contenders Green Book and Widows as Opening Night and Centerpiece Films

    The 29th annual New Orleans Film Festival (Oct. 17-25) has announced Green Book and Widows as its opening night and centerpiece films. The fest will open...

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

    Film Review: The Predator

    The 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle, Predator, is a minor classic. A forgettable sequel, Predator 2, came out in 1990. The less said about the two Alien vs....

  • Film Review: <em>A Simple Favor</em>

    Film Review: A Simple Favor

    Director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) delivers an entertaining comedy/mystery with A Simple Favor, based on the novel by Darcey Bell. Anna Kendrick plays a lonely, dorky...

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