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Three “Movies to Watch” from Cannes Film Festival 2013

By at May 25, 2013 | 7:23 am | 0 Comment

Three “Movies to Watch” from Cannes Film Festival 2013

Any worthy movie critic could spend days writing about the myriad of cinema offerings at the Cannes Film Festival. And many do. But with the 2013 edition of Festival de Cannes coming to a close, and having followed the industry hubbbub for nearly a fortnight, I have chosen just three films that have piqued our interest and landed on my 2013 must-see list. :: The more...

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Saturday Update: Independent Film Festival Boston 2013

By at April 27, 2013 | 8:35 am | 0 Comment

Saturday Update: Independent Film Festival Boston 2013

If you've read my list of the 12 "movies to watch" at this year's 11th Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFB), you may have already made your choices and are ready to hit the festival. But if you're still considering your Saturday choices, here's a helpful list of further recommendations, as well as those movies already near sellout. Hurry up! Midday: I suggest more...

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2013 Independent Film Festival Boston: 12 Movies to Watch

By at April 24, 2013 | 12:30 am | 3 Comments

2013 Independent Film Festival Boston: 12 Movies to Watch

The Boston area boasts a hell of a lot of culture. The Institute of Contemporary Art. The American Repertory Theater. The Marshmallow Fluff Festival. But each spring brings my favorite annual arts event, Independent Film Festival Boston, which begins Wednesday night with Sundance favorite The Spectacular Now, starring Oscar nominee Shailene Woodley (The Descendants). more...

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Film Review: 2013 OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS – ANIMATED

By at February 1, 2013 | 8:24 am | 2 Comments

Film Review: 2013 OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS – ANIMATED

4.5 / 5 stars Each year, the official release of the Academy Award nominations is soon followed by the unofficial whining about them. It’s practically become the national pastime of the entertainment world (and yours truly participates, sure), fans jabbering on about Oscars’ head-scratching choices and omissions. But sometimes Oscar voters get it right and, in the more...

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