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Golden Statues Playbook: A Film Critic’s Review of the 2013 Oscar Nominations

By at January 10, 2013 | 11:57 pm | 2 Comments

Golden Statues Playbook: A Film Critic’s Review of the 2013 Oscar Nominations

That ongoing rumble you hear throughout the movie world is not the thunder of war or uprising (as you might hear in, say, Argo, Les Misérables, Lincoln or Zero Dark Thirty). It's the chatter of cinema fans going on about the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards, primarily lamenting that voters often replace courage with convenience. And while we prefer not to align more...

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Meet In the Lobby’s Top 10 Films of 2012. And Where To Find Them.

By at December 31, 2012 | 10:07 am | 3 Comments

Meet In the Lobby’s Top 10 Films of 2012. And Where To Find Them.

Too often, avid filmgoers have been let down by a particular year's offerings. 2012 has not been one of those years. In the past 12 months, we've enjoyed a deluge of quality documentaries, rich foreign films and high-quality big-budget titles. When the most popular films of the year are smarter or more enjoyable than usual (The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hunger more...

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IFFB 2012 What to Watch: Thursday Preview

By at April 26, 2012 | 6:48 am | 0 Comment

IFFB 2012 What to Watch: Thursday Preview

It's Day 2 here at the Independent Film Festival of Boston: Last night may have been the official Opening Night, but today is when things really get started. If you're already overwhelmed by the nine available films to choose from tonight, allow us to make it a tad easier on you with a few recommendations: Andrew Bird: Fever Year If you're a fan of films about more...

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IFFB Film Reviews: SLEEPWALK WITH ME, IMPOSTER, PLIMPTON

By at April 24, 2012 | 8:00 am | 3 Comments

IFFB Film Reviews: SLEEPWALK WITH ME, IMPOSTER, PLIMPTON

With the 2012 Independent Film Festival of Boston kicking off Wednesday night, we've got some movies to talk about. You've already seen our 10 Movies to Watch preview of this year's IFFB, and now we've got our first set of capsule film reviews for some of this year's entries. Let us know what you're planning to see, and what's worth seeing. Sleepwalk With Me Fans of more...

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