Go West, Young Filmmaker

One of the perks of having a film festival in town is the opportunity to see certain films first. While the goal of the Chattanooga Film Festival is not necessarily to have exclusive premieres, there is a genuine ...

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Bigger, Louder, Deadlier Dinos

Mary Shelley created a monster with her novel “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.” This is the second time I’ve referenced her gothic novel just this year, as the tale of man creating the instrument of his downfall ... more »

Jun 17, 2015 4:11 PM Reviews

As She Says, She Will Astonish Them All

“​It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in a language chiefly made by men to express theirs.” So declares the bold and independent Bathsheba Everdene in Thomas Vinterberg’s film adaptation ... more »

Jun 10, 2015 1:50 PM Reviews

Please Don't Sing Out, Louise

Very little can be said about “Pitch Perfect 2” that hasn’t been already. Some films are surprise hits—“Pitch Perfect” was a definite gamble by the studio, as a comedy about college a cappella competitions might have been a ... more »

Jun 3, 2015 12:06 PM Reviews

Sugarcoated Hope For The Future

Very few of us have confidence in an Arcadian future. Nowhere is this more evident than in the stories we tell. Dystopian novels and films have become leading visions—look no further than last weekend’s ... more »

May 27, 2015 4:47 PM Reviews

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