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19 Movies to Watch: The 2015 Independent Film Festival Boston Preview

By at April 20, 2015 | 11:20 pm | 1 Comments

19 Movies to Watch: The 2015 Independent Film Festival Boston Preview

If you want quick proof that the Independent Film Festival Boston knows how to pick a perennially solid slate, just check your history. Over just the past few festivals, the IFFB has screened Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, The Imposter, The Queen of Versailles, The Spectacular Now, Submarine, and two of my personal indie favorites of the past decade, Littlerock and Bellflower. more...

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The Dogs Have Their Day: WHITE GOD Film Review

By at April 9, 2015 | 10:32 pm | 1 Comments

The Dogs Have Their Day: WHITE GOD Film Review

3.5 / 5 stars The first scene in 2014 Cannes standout White God looks like the start of a post-apocalypse genre movie: it’s daylight, and a young girl is riding her bike down a barren street. She heads over a bridge that's jarringly empty save for one abandoned car. From the wide shot, you'd think she was the only human alive. But as the girl turns the corner onto a more...

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Now on Netflix: Digging the Past – ATARI: GAME OVER Film Review

By at April 5, 2015 | 11:30 am | 1 Comments

Now on Netflix: Digging the Past – ATARI: GAME OVER Film Review

3.5 / 5 stars It’s getting late and you’re ready to get some sleep, but you want to squeeze in a short movie before you hit the hay. If you’re like me, you do the “Netflix Scan,” rifling through titles and run times to see what fits your tight schedule. While taking on this exercise the other night, I found a winner: a 66-minute documentary about the nascent more...

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Our April Fools Winner: Fandor

By at April 1, 2015 | 8:16 pm | 0 Comment

Our April Fools Winner: Fandor

You already know that screening site Fandor loves film, in all its forms. How about VHS? Check out their email, deployed today, and pretty much fooling yours truly. Is it an April Fools' hoax? Well, sort of. Click through to see what's next. more...

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