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2013 Independent Film Festival Boston: 12 Movies to Watch

By at April 24, 2013 | 12:30 am | 3 Comments

2013 Independent Film Festival Boston: 12 Movies to Watch

The Boston area boasts a hell of a lot of culture. The Institute of Contemporary Art. The American Repertory Theater. The Marshmallow Fluff Festival. But each spring brings my favorite annual arts event, Independent Film Festival Boston, which begins Wednesday night with Sundance favorite The Spectacular Now, starring Oscar nominee Shailene Woodley (The Descendants). more...

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Tribeca Film Festival Preview: RAW HERRING

By at April 13, 2013 | 6:46 pm | 0 Comment

Tribeca Film Festival Preview: RAW HERRING

There's a film entering next week's Tribeca Film Festival World Documentary Competition that was just completed Thursday. As in, two days ago. This down-to-the-wire effort is about as unique an entry (and title) as I've heard this year: Raw Herring, a chronicle of the Dutch fishermen who follow generations-old traditions to deliver the snack known as Hollandse Nieuwe, and more...

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New Movie Poster and Preview: Zack Parker’s PROXY

By at March 3, 2013 | 3:30 pm | 0 Comment

New Movie Poster and Preview: Zack Parker’s PROXY

One of the great indie cinema finds in 2011 was Zack Parker's timeline-skipping drama, Scalene, a cool little shocker that carefully dissects a storyline shared by three connected characters. The film earned its critical attention, and boasted an impressively tricky performance by long-time character actress Margo Martindale. (Read my review of Scalene here.) Now, Parker more...

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New Movie Poster, Trailer: Slamdance Favorite WELCOME TO PINE HILL

By at February 12, 2013 | 6:24 am | 0 Comment

New Movie Poster, Trailer: Slamdance Favorite WELCOME TO PINE HILL

One of the most quietly effective movies of 2012 was Keith Miller's Welcome to Pine Hill, a simple story full of emotional complexity. It's the tale of a reformed street-level drug dealer who keeps the straight-and-narrow on his own, working a boring (and sometimes degrading) job as an car insurance claims adjuster. When he receives horrible news, he packs up and journeys more...

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