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The 10 Best Films of 2015. And Where To Find Them.

By at January 23, 2016 | 11:43 am | 1 Comments

The 10 Best Films of 2015. And Where To Find Them.

Like every film critic, I had wonderful intentions of having my annual best-of feature ready to go by the first day of 2016. But hey, if intentions were actions, this would have been ready three weeks ago. Better late than never, but my personal Top Ten of 2015 now has some fortuitous timing with a notable groupthink about the best films of the year, namely the more...

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A History of Violence: THE LOOK OF SILENCE Film Review

By at July 31, 2015 | 12:07 am | 0 Comment

A History of Violence: THE LOOK OF SILENCE Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars In the bizarre Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing, filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer met with some of the most vicious and infamous killers of the 1960s Indonesian genocide. In his second feature about those atrocities, it’s not Oppenheimer conducting the questioning, but someone with far more at stake. The result is a quiet marvel of more...

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

By at April 20, 2015 | 11:20 pm | 3 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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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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