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He Coulda Been a Contender: DARK HORSE Film Review

By at August 11, 2012 | 3:43 pm | 3 Comments

He Coulda Been a Contender: DARK HORSE Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars Todd Solondz has built his oft-controversial film portfolio on the framework of humans' deepest troubles. The slight filmmaker with the tinkly voice and oversized spectacles likes his characters to feel pain, to consider resolution beyond their horribly screwed up problems, to survive their destructive, often deplorable, behavior. Solondz has been accused more...

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IFFB 2012: Live with Todd Solondz and DARK HORSE

By at April 30, 2012 | 11:43 pm | 1 Comments

IFFB 2012: Live with Todd Solondz and DARK HORSE

For a guy with such a delicate voice, soft features and big eyeglasses, you'd never think Todd Solondz could piss off so many people. But with themes of rape, molestation, race and disability lining his repertoire of uniquely uncomfortable films -- Welcome to the Dollhouse, Happiness, Palindromes -- Solondz has his angry detractors. His latest film, Dark Horse, more...

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10 Movies to Watch: Independent Film Festival of Boston 2012

By at April 1, 2012 | 9:07 am | 3 Comments

10 Movies to Watch: Independent Film Festival of Boston 2012

If you live in the Eastern Massachusetts area and didn't attend last year's Independent Film Festival of Boston, you were probably kicking yourself peeking at the schedule about six months later. That's when some of the more exciting films from the 2011 festival hit wider audiences and bigger buzz. Bellflower. The Trip. If A Tree Falls. TrollHunter. Another Earth. Proof more...

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Film Review: Todd Solondz’s LIFE DURING WARTIME

By at August 6, 2010 | 6:30 am | 4 Comments

Film Review: Todd Solondz’s LIFE DURING WARTIME

by Norm Schrager, Meet In the Lobby 3.5 / 5 stars Broken spirits. Hopeful hearts. Pedophilia. Ah, it must be another character examination from Todd Solondz, a filmmaker with the sure-handed ability to make us wince through a feature. By crafting challenging conversation and complex performances, Solondz keeps us on edge with Life During Wartime -- but not as riveted as more...

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