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19 Movies to Watch: The 2016 Independent Film Festival Boston Preview

By at April 23, 2016 | 11:28 pm | 0 Comment

19 Movies to Watch: The 2016 Independent Film Festival Boston Preview

Time flies when you’re seeing movies. I would’ve sworn the 2015 Independent Film Festival Boston wrapped just a couple weeks ago, yet here we go with the 2016 edition of the gleaming gem of New England – dare I say, American – film festivals. At last year’s event, the IFFB’s prescience was present as ever, as the festival screened movies that picked up more...

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Family Business: HAPPY CHRISTMAS Film Review

By at July 13, 2014 | 10:41 am | 1 Comments

Family Business: HAPPY CHRISTMAS Film Review

3.5 / 5 stars While continuing to write and direct his low-key films at an unusually rapid (sometimes unbelievable) pace, Joe Swanberg has managed something a little unexpected – he’s matured. As with many of his previous warts-and-all efforts, in Happy Christmas, the 32-year-old inserts an interloper into an established setting (Nights and Weekends, Uncle Kent, more...

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Life As A Wrestling Match: WIN WIN Film/DVD Review

By at August 28, 2011 | 5:12 pm | 0 Comment

Life As A Wrestling Match: WIN WIN Film/DVD Review

4 / 5 stars Every time you think Tom McCarthy's Win Win is heading toward something you've seen before, McCarthy tweaks it just so, and your expectations change. The filmmaker behind critical hits The Station Agent (superb) and The Visitor (somber) plays around with formula very carefully -- he works within familiar conventions that please an audience, but avoids more...

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