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18 Movies to Watch: The 2017 Independent Film Festival Boston

By at April 27, 2017 | 1:03 am | 0 Comment

18 Movies to Watch: The 2017 Independent Film Festival Boston

Anyone who’s ever attended a film festival creates their viewing wish list. That’s the selection of movies they would see if only a rift in the time-space continuum could let them be at any location at all times. But that doesn’t work. Soon, it’s time to start budgeting time and tastes, and turn that wish list into a schedule (blah). That's not as fun, so I'll more...

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Now on Netflix: THE OA Review

By at April 3, 2017 | 9:46 pm | 0 Comment

Now on Netflix: THE OA Review

3.5 / 5 stars If you’ve seen Brit Marling act, you know that her strength – if you choose to call it that – is being overly emotive. Onscreen she is a deep feeler of feelings, a wrencher of guts. An even greater strength is Marling's ability to find or create projects that let her do her thing, requiring her to wrinkle a well-groomed brow or share a moment of more...

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2017 Best Picture Oscar Nominees: Critic + Viewer Ranking

By at February 26, 2017 | 7:05 pm | 0 Comment

2017 Best Picture Oscar Nominees: Critic + Viewer Ranking

Sometimes, film critics and moviegoers (or movie critics and filmgoers, if you prefer) agree on the quality of a movie. When that results in a synchronized proverbial thumbs up, a movie's got gigantic potential for buzz, visibility and, ultimately, financial success. So, where did critics and fans come down on 2017's nine Best Picture nominees? To find out, in the more...

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Make Room for Daddy: TONI ERDMANN Film Review

By at February 12, 2017 | 8:52 pm | 0 Comment

Make Room for Daddy: TONI ERDMANN Film Review

4 / 5 stars I happened to see Toni Erdmann the same day it received a lot of American film press – not for its Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, but because a remake had just been announced, starring Jack Nicholson and Kristen Wiig. That knowledge was a slight distraction, if only because it’s so easy to imagine the American stars inhabiting the same more...

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