Director Paul Thomas Anderson doesn’t provide answers nor does he pose questions: the ambiguity of his characters and his confounding storytelling style are what drive “The Master.”
The month features a number of ambitious film festivals and the predictable cinematic excursions, classy and crass, into the spooky.
“There aren’t a lot of roles for Middle Eastern actors in the United States. And it does mean something to me to be able to create roles like this.”
A list of unusual and compelling films coming up in September that you may not have a second chance to experience if you don’t plan your evening ahead!
Todd Solondz’s lack of commercial appeal as a filmmaker is understandable. His movies deal overtly with some of the most uncomfortable aspects of American life.
Two superb new films, “Moonrise Kingdom” and “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” revolve around children and the power of love.
If your streaming device is re-buffering, or you are tired of watching “Lawrence of Arabia” on your computer, August is a great month to get to a theater. There are some new releases worth seeing, but Boston and vicinity offers some unique opportunities to take in some terrific revivals.
Wouldn’t you know it, just when you thought July would be all Red Sox games, bike rides, hikes, and weekend get-a-ways, there’s a whole lot of great films to keep you occupied. This month includes classics, new documentaries, a giant screen, and two festivals –- the Maine Film Festival and Boston’s venerable French Film Festival.
“Portrait of Wally” makes for a wonderfully engaging documentary about art and postwar intrigue with stakes on both a personal and global scale.
Between the foibles and hopes of middle-age and the vast perfection of nature, the documentary Low and Clear finds its compelling rhythms and its poetry.