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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 [...]

Jul 20 2015

MOVIE: AMY

By | July 20th, 2015|Documentary, Movies, Musicals|2 Comments

AMY—the searing new documentary about the incandescent, singer songwriter Amy Winehouse is so viscerally and intellectually alive, it’s as if she’s been conjured up again and we’ve had to suffer the loss of her for the first time. The film by award-winning British filmmaker Asif Kapadia gets to the heart and soul, skin and bones [...]

Apr 30 2015

MOVIES: THE AGE OF ADALINE/DIOR AND I

By | April 30th, 2015|Celebrity Interviews, Documentary, Drama, Fantasy, Movies, Romance|2 Comments

Here's a double feature at the movies-- you'll love beginning with THE AGE OF ADALINE. The film stars the beautiful Blake Lively as a woman named Adeline Bowman who was born at the beginning of the 20th century and hasn't aged a day since she was 29! Her secret? A car accident during a surprise snowstorm followed by [...]

Mar 22 2015

MOVIE: THE HUNTING GROUND

By | March 22nd, 2015|Documentary, Drama, Movies|1 Comment

THE HUNTING GROUND. The title alone suggests a population served up to predators. This is precisely the circumstance on college campuses all over the country, where, according to this shocking and stirring documentary "1 in 5 women in college is sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators." How [...]

Jan 01 2015

MY TEN BEST MOVIES OF 2014!

By | January 1st, 2015|Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Musicals, Romance, Theater|7 Comments

 BOYHOOD: Richard Linklater's extraordinary "12 years a film" feat! He directed the same cast over a dozen years and captured the ephemeral truth about one boy's childhood and growing up in a broken home. It's a "meta" experience for filmgoers who watch the actors and the characters they play, age on camera over time, while the boy played by the soulful Ellar Coltrane--expressive and [...]