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  • 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...

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    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...

  • Film Review: <em>Glass</em>

    Film Review: Glass

    I have never been an M. Night Shyamalan fan. Nope, not even The Sixth Sense (1999). So, it's no surprise that I thoroughly dislike Glass, the third in his...

  • Film Review: <em>The Upside</em>

    Film Review: The Upside

    The Upside is an Americanized remake of the 2011 French smash hit The Intouchables, which, in turn, is inspired by the true story of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and his...

  • Film Review: <em>On The Basis of Sex</em>

    Film Review: On The Basis of Sex

    On the Basis of Sex is a partially successful telling of how Ruth Bader Ginsburg established herself in the legal world by winning a gender discrimination case for a male...

  • Film Review: <em>Vice</em>

    Film Review: Vice

    This movie of Dick Cheney's rise to power is scattershot in its storytelling, but that actually works for the movie, giving it a surreal quality. The tone here isn't stark,...

  • Film Review: <em>Bumblebee</em>

    Film Review: Bumblebee

    *** out of four Bumblebee is the first Transformers movie I actually enjoy. Director Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) knows exactly what he is creating...

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

    Film Review: If Beale Street Could Talk

    Moonlight director Barry Jenkins avoids the sophomore slump with If Beale Street Could Talk, an adaptation of the James Baldwin novel of the same title. The film...

  • Film Review: <em>Mary, Queen of Scots</em>

    Film Review: Mary, Queen of Scots

    The story of Mary Stuart’s rivalry with her cousin Queen Elizabeth for the English throne is the focus of the disappointing new costume drama Mary, Queen of...

  • Film Review: <em>Holmes and Watson</em>

    Film Review: Holmes and Watson

    Will Ferrell returns to the screen with his Talladega Nights and Step Brothers partner John C. Reilly for the underwhelming Sherlock Holmes comedy Holmes...

  • Film Review: <em>Aquaman</em>

    Film Review: Aquaman

    I wasn't a fan of 2017's DC Comics movieJustice League, but I did think Jason Momoa as Aquaman was the best thing in it. He displayed bright charisma, had great comedic...

  • Where Y'at's Top 10 Christmas Films of All-Time

    Where Y'at's Top 10 Holiday Films of All-Time

    Much like we did for the Halloween season, we’re here to bring you some of the best watching options for this merry time of year. Nearly all of these are well-known and have...

  • Film Review: <em>The Mule</em>

    Film Review: The Mule

    Director and icon Clint Eastwood returns, at 88 years old, to an acting and directing double-duty with The Mule, a mostly successful film based on the true story of a...

  • Film Review: <em>Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse</em>

    Film Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    I wasn't a fan of 2017's live-action Spider-Man: Homecoming because I felt the plot was old and moldy and Tom Holland's hyperactive performance as the...

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

    Film Review: The Favourite

    Director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster) has made his best movie yet with The Favourite, a pitch-black comedy about the court of Queen Anne in early 18th-century England. It is...

  • 2018?s Overlooked Film Performances

    2018’s Overlooked Film Performances

    Every year, the Oscars single out many excellent performances. But a few great ones always fall through the cracks for various reasons. Here are some of 2018’s best that the...

  • Film Review: <em>The Possession of Hannah Grace</em>

    Film Review: The Possession of Hannah Grace

    The Possession of Hannah Grace wasn't screened for critics, and that usually means that the studio releasing the film knows it has a real poo-poo stinker on its hands and...

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