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Apr 17 2017

MOVIE: BOSTON

By | April 17th, 2017|Documentary, Epic & Historical, Movies|0 Comments

In marathon season, after a marathon of coverage including the fictionalized film "Patriots Day" and the documentary play "Finish Line," the latest entry in the reportage of Boston's beloved race comes in first with the last word. My review here reprinted from The ARTery. "Boston" is the first feature length documentary film on [...]

Dec 26 2016

MY FIVE FAVE FILMS/ 2016

By | December 26th, 2016|Documentary, Drama, Movies, Science Fiction, Thriller|2 Comments

This was a strange year for movies. I could barely find a thing to watch all summer, and then was inundated with a flood of excellent features in the Fall. No one mainstream film commanded our attention, but smaller, isolated gems shown brightly on a far-flung horizon. ONE of these for me stood far above the rest. Herewith my top five films, in no particular order AFTER my favorite film [...]

Dec 14 2016

2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FROM BUR’s THE ARTERY!

By | December 14th, 2016|Action & Adventure, Animation, Books, Comedy, Dance, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Kids, More A & E, Movies, Music, Musicals, Romance, Science Fiction, Theater, Thriller, Visual ART, War, Western|0 Comments

                  If you're still looking for that perfect gift for someone you love who loves the arts, I am passing along this 2016 Holiday Gift Guide, itself a gift from WBUR's The ARTery writers-- and I am proud to be one! This annual gift guide has several stockings full of suggestions in every discipline [...]

Dec 11 2016

BEST MOVIES 2016: BOSTON FILM CRITICS!!!

By | December 11th, 2016|Action & Adventure, Animation, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Fantasy, Movies|2 Comments

Boston's two film critics' circles (I belong to both) have voted their year end awards! The BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS (BSFC) have named "La La Land" starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone and directed by Best Director Damien ("Whiplash") Chazelle as BEST PICTURE!  The Boston Online Film Critics Association (BOFCA) has named "Moonlight" BEST PICTURE with Best Ensemble for the magnificent trio [...]

Aug 23 2016

MOVIE: 50 YEARS LATER, KITTY GENOVESE’S BROTHER SEARCHES FOR ANSWERS IN “THE WITNESS”

By | August 23rd, 2016|Documentary, Drama, Movies|1 Comment

The story of Kitty Genovese, a young woman who was stabbed to death in NYC over 50 years ago while 38 people did nothing-- still haunts us. But that's not what really happened. Nevertheless, that horrifying tale of urban apathy reverberated through a family, branded a neighborhood, indicted the media, tore a hole in our innocence, and embedded [...]

Jul 28 2016

MOVIES: WOODS HOLE FILM FEST 2016

By | July 28th, 2016|Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Kids, Movies, War|0 Comments

The Woods Hole Film Festival kicks off its 25th anniversary season on July 30 and not a moment too soon. In one of the worst summer movie seasons in recent memory, this 8-day festival (July 30-August 6) on Cape Cod has come to the rescue, bigger and better than ever! Over 130 films will be shown representing more than [...]

Jul 13 2016

MOVIE: SUMMER 2016 MOVIE DOLDRUMS

By | July 13th, 2016|Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Horror, Kids, Movies|0 Comments

This summer at the movies sucks. I normally despise that expression but it accurately describes the vacuum that is this summer's movie season. Underwhelming fare is now playing on mainstream screens everywhere, and I am searching like crazy for things I want to see. Here's what I don't want to see: --NEWSCASTERS playing themselves on the big screen and then complaining about [...]

Apr 02 2016

MUSIC & MOVIE: Making Music from disaster/NUCLEAR NATION review

By | April 2nd, 2016|Documentary, More A & E, Movies, Music|1 Comment

These young musicians from Japan have arrived in Boston and have made the most beautiful music out of a catastrophe, wringing hope out of disaster through the power of art. LISTEN and WATCH. Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta - Music from Fukushima in Boston - from The Japan Society of Boston on Vimeo. The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta, [...]

Dec 18 2015

MOVIES: TOP FIVE OF 2015!

By | December 18th, 2015|Action & Adventure, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies, Romance|3 Comments

A flurry of fine films has just descended on the big screen in the last few weeks, almost too many to take in; but I did my best and here are my TOP FIVE FILMS of the year, some of which aren't due out until Christmas! 1) THE REVENANT-- A stunning 156 minute saga by award-winning Mexican director Alejandro G. Inarritu (BIRDMAN) starring Leonardo DiCaprio [...]