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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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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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The 10 Best Films of 2016 and Where to Find Them

By at January 2, 2017 | 1:37 pm | 0 Comment

The 10 Best Films of 2016 and Where to Find Them

Over the 17 years I've been reviewing films and compiling Top Ten lists, I've never had trouble identifying my favorite film of the year. Until 2016. Perhaps it was the persistent haze hovering over a painfully strange year in culture and beyond, but no movie pushed its way to the fore of my brain. That doesn't mean my top choice for 2016 isn't as worthy as other No. 1s more...

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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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