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The 45th annual Atlanta Film Festival wrapped up last weekend, following 11 days of narrative features, documentaries, panel discussions and a host of other celebrations of cinema. While it was impossible to see everything, I attended virtually and got an early look at some movies that are s…

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I’ll say this about “Vanquish,” the awful new crime thriller starring Morgan Freeman and Ruby Rose: it gives you plenty of warning about what you’re in for right from the start.

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This year’s Academy Award nominations were announced last month, and it seems like they were met with a collective shrug. Sure, film nerds like me still keep up with the Oscars, but they’ve been losing their pop culture relevance for at least a decade (some would argue longer). The ratings d…

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Awakening Events has teamed up with The Salvation Army of Carrollton to support individuals and families in need through the Drive-In Theater Tour, featuring Zach Williams with special guests Mac Powell and Cain. The show is March 26 at Freedom Drive-In, and ticket information can be found a…

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Stephen King’s epic “The Stand” is a formative novel for me. I tackled the 1,150-page behemoth for the first time when I was 13 and fell in love. The author’s self-proclaimed “dark tale of Christianity” set in a post-apocalyptic America was his twisted spin on “The Lord of the Rings.” Only i…

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As if 2020 wasn’t already weird enough (how’s that for an understatement?), I had to put together my list of the year’s Top 10 films during the middle of a pandemic that prevented me from going to theaters for months. In fact, I only saw 10 films total on the big screen since January — easil…

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After meeting as musicians in their church camp in Petersburg, Michigan, in August 1986, Phil and Kim Collingsworth have been ministering in music ever since. The family now has played over the United States as well as overseas. They are now into their 34th year of ministry.

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Bluegrass duo Dailey and Vincent will appear at Mill Town Music Hall in Bremen on Saturday, Dec. 5, their fifth visit to the local stage.

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Chadwick Boseman’s death from colon cancer last August came as a crushing blow to many, not just because he portrayed a hugely popular superhero and was, by all accounts, a genuinely wonderful person. It was also a gut-punch because it felt like we were robbed of decades of incredible perfor…

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Like a modern-day Dante, University of West Georgia alumnus Matthew O’Brien first descended into the underbelly of Las Vegas nearly 20 years ago. The author later chronicled his journey in “Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas,” taking readers through the pseudo-purga…

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A new exhibit called “Family Traditions” by renowned quilter Cathy Moro of Cashiers, North Carolina is now on display through Dec. 19 at the Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum, 306 Bradley St. in Carrollton. Last week, the museum held a reception in which Moro greeted visitors. She said t…

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Fourteen years ago, Nashville legend Marty Stuart decided to organize a “Late Night Jam Session” the day before the annual Country Music Association Awards Show. He did not ask permission from anyone at CMA, and he may not have told anyone what he was planning to do on the eve of the most im…

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Thomas Bezucha’s filmmaking career has been an intriguing one. The writer-director has been part of a number of eclectic movies, ranging in tone and genre, including 2005’s “The Family Stone,” 2011’s “Monte Carlo” and 2018’s “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.”

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The Carroll Community Wind Ensemble’s 10th-season fall concert, “Music for a Darkened Theater,” will light up the stage at the Carrollton Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 22.

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Ben Wheatley isn’t known for conventional, middle-of-the-road filmmaking, so in a weird way, it’s fitting that his most audience-friendly movie is a story about a new marriage full of secrets, death, and a potentially haunted palatial estate. With this new film, he’s also adapting a beloved …

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While I definitely miss the theatrical experience, until recently I hadn’t seen anything during this never-ending pandemic that made me wish I’d watched it on the big screen. Heck, even when I ventured to the multiplex last month to check out “Tenet,” I walked back to my car praying I didn’t…