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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 | 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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New on Blu-ray: The Fury of WHIPLASH

By at March 3, 2015 | 10:55 pm | 1 Comments

New on Blu-ray: The Fury of WHIPLASH

4.5 / 5 stars After winning just about every award available to a supporting actor, J.K. Simmons has become the eternal face of Whiplash, and rightfully so. It's his face that strikes fear into the hearts of the film's conservatory students, his searing visage looming like a dark, angry tornado in just about every scene he's in. Simmons elevates the character of music more...

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