Chattanooga Now - Movies

Film review: 'Life' is a mediocre science-fiction thriller [trailer]

Published Mar. 23 2017

In Daniel Espinosa's "Life," an international space station orbiting the Earth intercepts an automated capsule returning from Mars with samples:...

Jewish Film Series marks 10th year in Chattanooga

Published Mar. 16 2017

The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga will open its 10th annual Jewish Film Series with "The Women's Balcony," the first...

Film review: Malick gets some life back in 'Song to Song' [trailer]

Published Mar. 15 2017

As filmmakers obsessed with his early work continue to ape his style, Terrence Malick has ventured beyond, reaching into territory...


Film review: 'T2 Trainspotting' a nostalgic trip toward adulthood [trailer]

Published Mar. 15 2017

Nostalgia can be tricky, casting a rose-colored glow on memories that may not deserve it.

Film review: In 'Skull Island,' Kong gets drafted into Vietnam [trailer]

Published Mar. 8 2017

Not since Marlon Brando in 'Apocalypse Now' murmured of 'the horror' has such a brooding beast lurked deep within a...

Film review: A 'Beauty and the Beast' with a new dimension [trailer]

Published Mar. 8 2017

The Disney 'live-action' remakes, of which the new 'Beauty and the Beast' is but one in an assembly line, are...

Film review: Kristen Stewart, otherworldly in 'Personal Shopper' [trailer]

Published Mar. 8 2017

Director Olivier Assayas's bizarre but transfixing 'Personal Shopper' is not something that lends itself to a simple description.

Mind Coffee: Horror shows at the Oscars through the years

Published Mar. 2 2017

And the winner of Best Picture is: 'La La Land.'

And the winner is... Times Free Press staffers share their Oscar picks

Published Feb. 24 2017

Shakeem Holloway, Lesley Dale and Shawn Ryan discuss the upcoming Academy Awards and which films they think deserve Oscars.

'Fannie's Last Supper' is final offering in Crabtree Farms' Foodie Film Series

Published Feb. 23 2017

The quest by Christopher Kimball, then of America's Test Kitchen, is at the heart of 'Fannie's Last Supper,' the final...

Mind Coffee: Whatever happened to the movie musical?

Published Feb. 23 2017

For decades, movie musicals were the bee's knees, hitting the screen as comedies and dramas, as fantasies and sometimes as...

Film review: Monsters intrude on a culture clash in 'Great Wall' [trailer]

Published Feb. 23 2017

'Tell the world what you have seen,' a character exclaims in 'The Great Wall,' 'and what is coming!'


Online options expand for catching up on Oscar-nominated flicks

Published Feb. 23 2017

More movies and cheaper options have arrived online for movie fans needing to catch up on Oscar-nominated flicks.

Film review: In 'Get Out,' the two-faced horrors of racism [trailer]

Published Feb. 23 2017

Fifty years after Sidney Poitier upended the latent racial prejudices of his white date's liberal family in 'Guess Who's Coming...

'Dream Big' answers 'the call of the STEM initiative'

Published Feb. 16 2017

The first big-screen film to 'answer the call of the STEM initiative' debuts Friday, Feb. 17, at the Tennessee Aquarium's...

Film review: 'Fist Fight' an indulgence in pre-teen male fantasy

Published Feb. 16 2017

If you like Ice Cube surly and sneering, find penis drawings hilarious and believe real men solve problems by throwing...

Crabtree Farms continues its Foodie Film Series with 'More Than Honey'

Published Feb. 9 2017

Crabtree Farms continues its Foodie Film Series on Wednesday, Feb. 15, with 'More Than Honey,' an in-depth look at the...

'Ghost' starts romantic double feature at Calhoun's Gem

Published Feb. 2 2017

Gem Theatre in Calhoun, Ga., will offer two big-screen love stories this month, beginning with 'Ghost' at 7:30 p.m. Friday,...

Mind Coffee: In the TV marketplace, you have to find the jewels among the junk

Published Feb. 2 2017

Is there any television network that doesn't have a fictional series these days?

Imax holds two screenings of monstrously good 'The Gruffalo'

Published Jan. 26 2017

A best-selling, award-winning 1999 children's book by Julia Donaldson will come to life on Chattanooga's biggest screen this weekend, with...

Lookout Wild Film Festival transports visitors to far-flung places

Published Jan. 19 2017

The Community Theater at Memorial Auditorium might seem an unlikely portal, but this weekend it will transport visitors to a...

Film review: In 'The Founder,' cutthroat big business, supersized [trailer]

Published Jan. 19 2017

Ketchup, mustard, two pickles. In John Lee Hancock's 'The Founder,' about Ray Kroc and the making of McDonald's, the ingredients...

Film review: In uplifting 'Hidden Figures,' three women's rise [trailer]

Published Jan. 19 2017

Theodore Melfi's buoyant 'Hidden Figures' is an old-fashioned feel-good movie with powerful contemporary relevance, spearheaded by a trio of unstoppable...