Jan 05 2020

MY TOP 10 MOVIES 2019– GO TO 11

By |2020-01-07T13:53:10-05:00January 5th, 2020|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Movies, Romance, Thriller, War|0 Comments

It was a notably lackluster year for movies. I searched in vain all last spring and most of the summer for something exciting, challenging, beautiful to see. It wasn't until this fall that a tidal wave of smart, absorbing, artful films were released before awards season, and I did my best to stay afloat in [...]

Jan 01 2020


By |2020-01-01T23:44:09-05:00January 1st, 2020|Drama, Family, Movies, Romance|0 Comments

This is my favorite film of 2019 and it opened on Christmas Day, the best gift at the movies I've received all year. I have been walking around with it in my head and heart ever since I saw it at a critics' screening a few weeks ago: LITTLE WOMEN based on Louisa May Alcott's [...]

Dec 16 2019

2019 FILM CRITICS AWARDS: Boston Society of Film Critics/Boston Online Film Critics

By |2019-12-16T21:03:14-05:00December 16th, 2019|Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Movies, Thriller|0 Comments

The critics have spoken-- and women ruled the Boston Society of Film Critics awards! "Little Women," much of it shot in and around Concord and Boston, topped the list of winners at the 39th installment of the BSFC awards, 2019. We gathered all day Sunday, December 15 to vote the best in 15 [...]

Nov 22 2019


By |2020-01-07T13:55:50-05:00November 22nd, 2019|Drama, Movies|0 Comments

"I heard you paint houses." It's an ominous line uttered in the first hour of the film, and the title of Charles Brandt's best-selling biography of the "housepainter" who may have killed Jimmy Hoffa, on which the film is based. My father actually did paint houses, and died of a heart attack while doing so. [...]

Oct 31 2019


By |2019-10-31T18:30:20-05:00October 31st, 2019|Drama, Epic & Historical, Horror, Movies, Thriller|0 Comments

No doubt you've seen my review of PARASITE,  the most well-conceived, executed, and surprising movie out there now, but here's my take on a few more--worthy in whole, in part, or not at all... These films represent my wide-ranging interest in all kinds of movies, even as fewer and fewer of them are now playing [...]

Oct 22 2019


By |2019-10-23T16:56:49-05:00October 22nd, 2019|Drama, Horror, Movies, Thriller|3 Comments

It's all in the title: PARASITE, a meticulously calibrated, razor sharp masterpiece of humor, horror, and social commentary from Korean writer/director Bong Joon-Ho. "Parasite" which won the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2019-- and the first Korean film to win that honor--subverts all your expectations as it innocently works its way into your psyche. [...]

Oct 20 2019


By |2019-10-29T13:11:17-05:00October 20th, 2019|Expired Free Advance Screenings, Movies|0 Comments

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING OF THE FOX SEARCHLIGHT RELEASE: "JOJO RABBIT"! Thursday, October 24th at AMC Boston Common at 7:00 PM RSVP here: *Please note that this RSVP does not guarantee you a seat. Once you have RSVP’d, your name will be on a general admission list. Ticket pick-up will be at [...]

Oct 08 2019


By |2019-10-08T18:04:37-05:00October 8th, 2019|Drama, Movies, Science Fiction|0 Comments

ENTER-TO-WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE FOX SEARCHLIGHT’S LUCY IN THE SKY AT AMC BOSTON COMMON CLICK HERE TO ENTER: *5 winners will be selected. Entries must be received by Wednesday OCTOBER 9! Entering your information does not guarantee you a ticket. Winners will receive their passes in the mail. *Passes Valid beginning [...]

Sep 26 2019


By |2019-09-26T20:53:28-05:00September 26th, 2019|Documentary, Drama, Movies|0 Comments

AT LAST!  The juvenile, CGI-infested, big screen parade of sequels and blockbuster money grabs masquerading as movies have released their chokehold on the marketplace-- and the real movie season has begun! FALL brings serious, smart, entertaining, varied, challenging adult fare to movie theaters and I look forward to stimulating viewing instead of sinking into a [...]

Jul 27 2019

MOVIE: “Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood”

By |2019-07-29T12:44:29-05:00July 27th, 2019|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Epic & Historical, Fantasy, Movies, Thriller|0 Comments

ONCE UPON A TIME... IN HOLLYWOOD is easily THE film of the summer, the year thus far, and maybe the decade. It's a climactic showstopper of an achievement, Quentin Tarantino's avowed penultimate 9th movie, a full-to-bursting valentine to movie-making and movie stars, his native Los Angeles, and an industry mirroring the turbulence of a culture [...]