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The Wizards of Wall Street: THE BIG SHORT Film Review

By at December 25, 2015 | 4:01 pm | 2 Comments

The Wizards of Wall Street: THE BIG SHORT Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars If you don’t think hard-hitting humor is appropriate for global economic disaster, consider The Big Short. According to the film, based on Michael Lewis’s book, the 2008 housing crisis / banking debacle was caused by such a powerful vortex of morons and cheats, you just have to laugh. Or scream. So the offbeat and exceptional choice of Adam McKay more...

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Bennett Miller, Biographies, and FOXCATCHER

By at July 7, 2014 | 9:19 pm | 0 Comment

Bennett Miller, Biographies, and FOXCATCHER

Bennett Miller knows reality. Although the filmmaker has just two feature-length movies under his belt, he's already exhibited a remarkable storytelling skill, an ability to tell based-in-truth events from just the right angle. The proof? Capote, starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in some of the most unlikely casting of the last decade, and Moneyball, a winning more...

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Merry Minion Mania: DESPICABLE ME 2 Film Review

By at July 1, 2013 | 10:57 pm | 2 Comments

Merry Minion Mania: DESPICABLE ME 2 Film Review

4 / 5 stars You wouldn’t think a contemporary mass-market animated movie would actually take it down a notch—a sequel, no less—but that’s what Despicable Me 2 does. And it’s great. Don’t get me wrong, the action is still lively and crazy, as it should be for the genre, but it’s not as breathlessly frenetic as what’s gone on in some recent, more...

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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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