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19 Movies to Watch: The 2016 Independent Film Festival Boston Preview

By at April 23, 2016 | 11:28 pm | 0 Comment

19 Movies to Watch: The 2016 Independent Film Festival Boston Preview

Time flies when you’re seeing movies. I would’ve sworn the 2015 Independent Film Festival Boston wrapped just a couple weeks ago, yet here we go with the 2016 edition of the gleaming gem of New England – dare I say, American – film festivals. At last year’s event, the IFFB’s prescience was present as ever, as the festival screened movies that picked up more...

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A (Hunger) Game Well-Played: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 Film Review

By at March 29, 2016 | 10:32 pm | 1 Comments

A (Hunger) Game Well-Played: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 Film Review

3.5 / 5 stars In the three short years since the first big-screen episode of The Hunger Games, the young adult genre saw two notable events: A spate of lesser – and less popular – YA film series surfaced, and The Hunger Games became the category's surprisingly solid standout. What began with a passable, mild by-the-numbers opening entry from director Gary Ross more...

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A Fair Century: THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED Review

By at March 10, 2016 | 10:58 pm | 1 Comments

A Fair Century: THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED Review

3 / 5 stars If you’re one of those rare Oscar followers who feels compelled to search out every nominated film – not just the Best Picture nominees, but all honorees – I’ve got you covered with the most WTF title of the 2015 ceremony. In the Makeup & Hairstyling category (try to contain your excitement), lined up next to Mad Max: Fury Road and The Revenant, more...

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Oscar Check: THE REVENANT Film Review

By at February 12, 2016 | 2:27 pm | 0 Comment

Oscar Check: THE REVENANT Film Review

2.5 / 5 stars I imagine that somewhere across the Rocky Mountains, Leonardo DiCaprio’s titular character in The Revenant is still trudging through ice and snow, face and lips chapped to a crisp, grunting in pain and whispering his demand for revenge. The key word there is still. Because director Alejandro Iñárritu – a man who must love the critic’s word more...

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