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Shia LaBeouf unlike you’ve ever seen him shines in autobiographical ‘Honey Boy’

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Josh Axelrod, Senior Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Shia LaBeouf, the writer of the autobiographical film “Honey Boy,” compared making the movie to an exorcism. “I had a flashlight and was rummaging through the attics of my soul trying to figure stuff out, figuring my past out,” LaBeouf said in an interview with Variety. “You excise demons. This felt a little bit like an exorcism.”  Upon view...

Review: Nazi satire “Jojo Rabbit” aims to inspire love


Haley Soares, Arcade Editor

October 19, 2019

Nazi satire film “Jojo Rabbit”, the masterwork of Taika Waititi, made an appearance at the 30th New Orleans Film Festival this past Thursday, Oct. 17.  Waititi, hailing from New Zealand, is a multifaceted man — known primarily for co-directing and starring in the 2013 vampire-mockumentary “What We D...

Looking forward to the New Orleans Film Festival’s 30th year


Nurah Lambert, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2019

Every October, films of all genres, directors of many walks of life and devout movie lovers descend on New Orleans to assemble the New Orleans Film Festival. This October is no different. With more than 200 films and 500 filmmakers set to kick off Oct. 16-23, the 30th annual festival has attracted the ...

Coen Brothers’ ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ premieres at New Orleans Film Festival

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Patrick Miller, Associate Arcade Editor

October 25, 2018

Ethan and Joel Coen’s latest cinematic experiment takes the form of “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.” As a compilation of six shorter stories, “The Ballad” was originally a slated to be released as a limited Netflix series. At times some of the vignettes stretch a little too long, but the best ...

New Orleans Film Festival sweeps over city for 29th year

Cori Shalit, Arcade Associate Editor

October 18, 2018

From Oct. 17-25, the New Orleans Film Society will present the 29th annual New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF) at the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans. The event offers guests the opportunity not only to experience over 430 films but also to enjoy the company of  25,000 other attendees. The large assortment of...

New Orleans Film Festival screens early Oscar hopefuls

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Josh Axelrod, Arcade Editor

October 23, 2017

With Oscar season on the horizon, the New Orleans Film Festival brought the joy of cinema to the Crescent City. Screening many Oscar favorites, the festival saw some of the best in film of 2017.  

The Florida Project

Josh Axelrod, Arcade Editor

October 23, 2017

Every so often a film comes along that captures the unflinching humanity of its characters. Following in the tradition of "Boyhood," and "Blue is the Warmest Color," Sean Baker's "The Florida Project," is a masterpiece of human emotion. Its success rests largely on the shoulders of its 7-year-old star...

New Orleans filmmakers bypass film industry with ‘People’

New Orleans filmmakers bypass film industry with 'People'

Josh Axelrod, Associate Editor

May 1, 2017

Following a bold find-a-way-or-make-one-mentality, filmmakers Shane McGoey and Eric Sella are part of a revolution to take back the film industry. Their movie "People," written in just nine days, debuted at last year's New Orleans Film Festival on October 16 and was released for streaming on Amazon Prime, iTunes ...

‘Legend’ falls short of legendary

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Michael Ossorguine, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2015

Even through the cigar smoke, it is easy to see that Tom Hardy shines in "Legend" when he doubles up to play identical twins, 1960s London crime bosses and sociopaths, Ronald and Reginald Kray.This piece of history has already been told in autobiographies, documentaries, plays and movies such as "Th...