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The French-Yiddish Connection: FELIX AND MEIRA Film Review

By at May 28, 2015 | 10:20 pm | 2 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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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 | 2 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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