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By Christina Nicole, Staff Writer  The painfully neurotic Woody Allen is back in all his lackluster glory to tell another self-indulgent tale of love and woe peppered with little bits of dry humor. Wonder Wheel has all the classic makings of a Woody Allen film; it’s a period piece about a writer/aspiring writer, set in NY, with a narrator/character that breaks the fourth wall. It’s a self-indulgent film, oozing with exposition and lacking charm, wit, believability, and in some ways story. As with each film, Woody Allen chooses are surrogate to play him, and in Wonder Wheel, Justin Timberlake lacks…

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By Cameron McAllister I first encountered Brantly Jackson Watts at the sold out encore screening of her debut feature, “AKA Blondie,” at the 2012 Atlanta Film Festival. Brantly served as writer and producer for the film alongside her director/producer/ cinematographer husband, Jon Watts. It wasn’t until the 2012 Rome International Film Festival when I actually met Brantly. Since then, it has been a pleasure to see one of my good friends become one of the most prominent content creators in Atlanta’s independent film scene. After “AKA Blondie” enjoyed astounding success in Atlanta and a strong festival run, Brantly and Jon…

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By Cameron McAllister To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the SCAD Savannah Film Festival has decided to pull out all the stops. Taking place October 28 through November 4, the festival will honor special guests Salma Hayek, Holly Hunter, Patrick Stewart, Aaron Sorkin, Robert Pattinson and John Bodega. Salma Hayek Pinault will accept the Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award. John Bodega will receive the Vanguard Award. Georgia-born Academy Award-winner Holly Hunter will be presented with the Icon Award. Robert Pattinson will receive the Maverick Award. Writer and director Aaron Sorkin will accept the Outstanding Achievement in Directing Award, presumably for his directorial debut “Molly’s Game.” Patrick Stewart will be presented with the…

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