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  • GoodFellas



    “Scorsese depicts the workaday realities of organized crime with a documentarian’s eye for detail and the sneer of a class clown sent to detention. So irreverent it ends with Sid Vicious’ sarcastic cover of the flatulent Sinatra anthem ‘My Way,’ I’ve never seen a movie with such swagger. When you watch it you feel like you’re getting away with something.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 09/15/2020

  • The Hole

    The Hole


    “Tsai Ming-Liang’s playful pandemic romance is a story of lonely hearts in quarantine, longing for love amid the day-to-day drudgery of life during lockdown. It’s a deadpan musical about seeking a friend for the end of the world, following two characters who seldom speak but fall for one another through a hole in the ceiling. I love this movie.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 09/11/2020

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  • Lovers Rock

    Lovers Rock


    “An ecstatic, thrillingly tactile piece of filmmaking. The slender story is just a pretext to bask in peacocking fashions, intoxicating sense memories and stunning musical sequences both exuberant and erotic. A dance scene set to Carl Douglas’ ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ is an instant classic, ditto the bumping-and-grinding a capella extension of Janet Kay’s ‘Silly Games,’ dragged out by revelers into an epic, orgiastic plea.” - Spliced Personality, 09/17/2020

  • Malmkrog



    “Over the years I’ve developed a soft spot for these impenetrable capital-A Art films. Alas, this sort of festival event picture suffers horribly from home viewing, missing the camaraderie of a screening room full of hearty adventurers eager to have their attention spans distended, and leaving me longing for those post-movie discussions where everybody stands around wondering what the fuck it was we just watched.” - Spliced Personality, 09/17/2020

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  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit


    “It's all emblematic of the movie’s stunted worldview, snickering in-jokes, and deliberate distance from anything resembling reality. Waititi tells us that people are truly good at heart in a movie where Anne Frank lives at the end and dances to David Bowie. This is a deeply, distressingly insulated picture. It's the Funko Pop Collector’s Edition of Shoah.” - North Shore Movies, 11/01/2019

  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods


    “Lee and Willmott are both full-time cinema studies professors, and Da 5 Bloods is as much a movie about war as it is about war movies. Like their previous collaborations BlacKkKlansman and Chi-Raq, the film is constantly in the process of deconstructing its own iconography, capitalizing on our familiarity with the genre to both playful and provocative ends.” - WBUR’s The ARTery, 06/11/2020