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The French-Yiddish Connection: FELIX AND MEIRA Film Review

By at May 28, 2015 | 10:20 pm | 1 Comments

The French-Yiddish Connection: FELIX AND MEIRA Film Review

3 / 5 stars If movie love stories were ranked based on the oddity of their pairings, Felix and Meira would fall closer to Harold and Maude than the latest Nicholas Sparks tearjerker. The problem is director and co-writer Maxime Giroux might think the high concept is enough to keep our interest – yes, it’s intriguing, but it can’t hold up a movie on its own. more...

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Death Race 2015 – MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Film Review

By at May 14, 2015 | 11:10 pm | 2 Comments

Death Race 2015 – MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars After simmering in George Miller’s fertile mind for more than a decade, Mad Max: Fury Road powers onto the screen as the director’s masterpiece and then some. It's also the creative pinnacle of the entire genre of raging, car chase films. Within the film’s dry, barren, soulless landscape there exists an astounding level of detail – demented, more...

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Latest Red Band Trailer: Sean Baker’s TANGERINE

By at May 2, 2015 | 10:58 am | 0 Comment

Latest Red Band Trailer: Sean Baker’s TANGERINE

Just in from Magnolia Pictures: The latest trailer for Tangerine, director Sean Baker's gleaming, in-your-face, L.A. street story. This one's red band, so clear the kids out of the room. Sean Baker previously wrote and directed Starlet, and Tangerine nabbed him a "Director to Watch" recognition at this year's Palm Springs International Film Festival. Tangerine more...

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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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