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Review: 'Savannah' Starring Jim Caviezel & Chiwetel Ejiofor

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 21, 2013 1:06 PM
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Savannah Chiwetel Ejiofor Jim Caviezel
Let's say you're a filmmaker, and you're given the opportunity to tell the true life story of two people: Ward Allen, an Oxford-educated Southerner, who defies expectations and makes a career as hunter, rabble-rouser and good ol' boy, and Christmas Moultrie, a man born into slavery, who becomes a free man and enters a business partnership with Ward. Whose life do you think would serve as the most interesting prism though which to tell a dramatic narrative? Whose life would offer the greatest perspective on the changing mores not just of the South but the nation as a whole? If you picked Ward Allen, then you must be co-writer and director Annette Haywood-Carter. "Savannah" does attempt to tell the story of the friendship of those two accomplished men, but does so in a manner that is so astonishingly tone deaf, confused and narrowly focused that it leaves you almost amazed at the lack of vision behind the entire enterprise.

Scott Cooper's 'Out Of The Furnace' With Christian Bale & Casey Affleck Gets Fall Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2013 9:04 AM
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One film that has been keeping to itself since shooting last year is "Crazy Heart" director Scott Cooper's sophomore effort, "Out Of The Furnace." But a newly stamped release date will see a lot more coming about the movie, hopefully very soon...

Sam Shepard To Head The Weston Clan In 'August: Osage County' & Jennifer Jason Leigh Wants 'The Spectacular Now'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 28, 2012 12:37 PM
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There's quite a cast building for the upcoming adaptation of "Bug" and "Killer Joe" scribe Tracy Lett's Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning play, "August: Osage County." Of course, there's the powerhouse teaming of Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, but on top of that, names like Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Cooper, Dermot Mulroney, Margo Martindale, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis and Andrea Riseborough are also on board the film, which will see John Wells ("The Company Men") direct.

Casey Affleck & Sam Shepard Confirmed For 'Out Of The Furnace' With Christian Bale & Zoe Saldana

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 6:41 PM
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Things are heating up for "Out Of The Furnace" (sorry), as two more cast members are confirmed.

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