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Film Review: ‘Nola Circus’

20 April 2017 11:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There is a scene during the final third of “Nola Circus” in which a young African-American barber is abducted from his shop at gunpoint by three men wearing Ku Klux Klan outfits, forced to wear a burlap bag over his head, driven to a remote location, ordered to strip naked, and told to run for his life before a dog is set free to chase him. The scene — which is previewed in fleeting flash-forwards at several points earlier in the film — is supposed to be funny. “Nola Circus” is meant to be a comedy.

And here’s the punchline: The guys in the Klan robes turn out to be black. They’re not racist killers; they’re just trying to throw a scare into the man they’re tormenting. Pretty hilarious, huh?

Often recalling the original advertising tagline for Tony Richardson’s “The Loved One” — “The motion picture with something to offend everyone! »

- Joe Leydon

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Nola Circus Exclusive Clip: Someone Better Sweep The Salon

18 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Luc Annest's urban comedy Nola Circus will be in U.S. cinemas on April 21, 2017 and on iTunes and VOD on April 25, 2017. ScreenAnarchy has been given an excslusive clip to share with you, which you will find below with the trailer.    In the clip salon owner Marvin and his brothers bicker about who should sweep up the salon.    In this over the top comedy, a rivalry between two competing barbershops on opposite sides of a street in New Orleans escalates dramatically, sending the lives of the owners, their families, and their friends spiraling out of control.   Nola Circus start Martin Bradford, Kamille McCuin, Vas Blackwood, Jessica Morali, Dave Davis, Reginal Varice and Ricky Wayne.   ...

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Exclusive Interview: Jonathan Sothcott for We Still Steal The Old Way

12 April 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

This week sees the release of British action sequel We Still Steal The Old Way on digital download, with DVD and Blu-ray following on 17th April. The film is a follow-up to the 2014 crime drama We Still Kill The Old Way and sees the return of the old-school Archer gang, led by the charismatic Richie Archer, who this time hatches a plan to pull off an audacious robbery. Halfway through the heist, the gang get caught, and they’re sent down. So far, so good – now they’re in prison they can put into motion their plot to spring fellow inmate George, who desperately needs to get out before his wife dies. Trouble arises when Richie’s arch enemy Vic Farrow gets himself transferred into the prison, wanting to settle some old scores.

We caught up with the film’s producer Jonathan Sothcott to talk about his new film, reuniting the cast, »

- Paul Heath

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