International Cinema

Poster and New US Trailer for Ukranian Shocker THE TRIBE

By at June 1, 2015 | 10:08 pm | 0 Comment

Poster and New US Trailer for Ukranian Shocker THE TRIBE

This weekend, a colleague asked the collective movie-critic world: What's the one Summer 2015 film you most want to see? My answer was fast. The Tribe. If film is supposed to entertain, enthrall and challenge in progressively inventive ways (oh, and it is, by the way), this Ukranian international award-winner is my pick. Just think, all those idiots who say they don't more...

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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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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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The Dogs Have Their Day: WHITE GOD Film Review

By at April 9, 2015 | 10:32 pm | 1 Comments

The Dogs Have Their Day: WHITE GOD Film Review

3.5 / 5 stars The first scene in 2014 Cannes standout White God looks like the start of a post-apocalypse genre movie: it’s daylight, and a young girl is riding her bike down a barren street. She heads over a bridge that's jarringly empty save for one abandoned car. From the wide shot, you'd think she was the only human alive. But as the girl turns the corner onto a more...

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