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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 [...]

Dec 08 2015

MOVIE: HITCHCOCK/ TRUFFAUT

By | December 8th, 2015|Documentary, Drama, Horror, Movies, Romance, Thriller|2 Comments

When I was 7 years old, my unsuspecting parents took me to the drive-in to see the new Hitchcock film: PSYCHO. To this day, shower curtains creep me out. But my love of movies, and Hitchcock, was sealed forever.  As we enter awards season and critics' groups weigh in on the best cinematic offerings of the year, it’s the perfect time [...]

Dec 06 2015

MOVIE: BOSTON FILM CRITICS GROUPS ANNOUNCE 2015 AWARDS!

By | December 6th, 2015|Action & Adventure, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies, Romance, Thriller, War|1 Comment

THE CRITICS HAVE SPOKEN!! This weekend, the two Boston film critics groups to which I belong announced their 2015 year end awards! So whose picks are closest to yours? Read all the way to the bottom and see if it's MAD MAX or SPOTLIGHT-- and all the rest. Peruse the results and let me know what you think! The [...]

Oct 25 2015

MOVIE: A SMALL GOOD THING

By | October 25th, 2015|Documentary, Movies|3 Comments

In an era of rampant consumerism, a bloated blogosphere, Trump-eted messaging through thousands of media outlets, and pervasive psychic indigestion, it might be difficult to unplug and sit still long enough to hear the quiet simple message of the film A SMALL GOOD THING. It is. Local Academy Award-winning filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll (BORN INTO BROTHELS 2004) here directs a [...]

Sep 07 2015

MOVIE: STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE

By | September 7th, 2015|Documentary, Movies|1 Comment

Documentaries continue to be among the strongest, most absorbing and well-crafted pieces of cinema today. Here's yet another just out in theaters and On Demand: STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE, the latest from Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney who has previously applied his critical intelligence and probing eye to Scientology and the Enron scandal. Now he's taken a bite [...]

Aug 15 2015

MOVIE: LISTEN TO ME MARLON

By | August 15th, 2015|Documentary, Movies|2 Comments

We are in the golden age of documentaries and a new one just released is an absolute masterwork. LISTEN TO ME MARLON gives us a piercingly intimate look inside the actor who changed everything about acting for all time, Marlon Brando. It turns out that this most enigmatic and provocative of stars left us quite a map to his [...]

Jul 22 2015

MOVIE: WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL 2015

By | July 22nd, 2015|Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Kids, Movies, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, War|1 Comment

I know — it’s summer at the movies, but fear not — there is a way to block those brainless blockbusters with more satisfying alternatives: The 24th annual Woods Hole Film Festival, the oldest on Cape Cod, is set to roll for eight days (July 25 to Aug. 1)! We’re talking more than 100 films showcasing [...]