Tim Jackson

Book/Film Review: Director Werner Herzog Captures Ferocious Reality

December 16, 2012
Posted in , ,

In his book “Ferocious Reality,” Eric Ames offers an insightful, well organized, and readable study of Werner Herzog’s documentary work that explores the director’s earliest films as well as his most recent ones.

Read More

Coming Attractions in Film: December 2012

November 30, 2012
Posted in , ,

As we head into 2013 there will be some fine new films opening. Commercial houses and small independent theaters are jockeying for the next hit: my best bets include Michael Henke’s “Amour”, David Riker’s “The Girl”, Jacques Audiard’s “Rust and Bone”, and “Beware of Mr. Baker” (about Cream drummer Ginger Baker).

Read More

Film Review: “Life of Pi” — A Spectacular 3-D Fable for Our Times

November 24, 2012
Posted in ,

Sophisticates may recoil at the deliberate symbolism and guileless self-assurance of “Life of Pi.” But this is a fable of storytelling, faith, spirituality, and coming of age whose sympathies are clear and strong, couched in visuals of such extraordinary artistry that the experience of watching it is intoxicating.

Read More

Fuse Film Review: Boston Jewish Film Festival — “Pretty Old” and “Let’s Dance”

November 8, 2012
Posted in ,

Two impressive documentaries deal with the trials and tribulations of old age and the history of dance in Israel.

Read More

Movie Review: “Female Helmers” — A Terrific Evening of Shorts

November 7, 2012
Posted in ,

Each film demonstrates a distinct female sensibility as well as a strong and unique stylistic vision.

Read More

Coming Attractions in Film: November 2012

October 30, 2012
Posted in , ,

School is in full session, family holidays are looming, a nail biting election is imminent (or past), but films are up to the challenge, whether you are looking for art or escape. The Boston Jewish Film Festival brings 45 films to 10 Boston area locations, B.U.and UMass host free film screenings with filmmaker talk backs, Harvard offers a classy horror flick, the ICA has commercials, and there are shorts galore.

Read More

Film Review: “The Sessions” — An Honest Film about Sexuality

October 26, 2012
Posted in ,

“The Sessions” quietly and lovingly engages humor, philosophy, sexuality, and spirituality to create a poetic meditation on the nature of physical love and emotional connection.

Read More

Film Commentary: Submitting to “The Master”

October 8, 2012
Posted in ,

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.”

Read More

Coming Attractions in Film: October 2012

October 2, 2012
Posted in , ,

The month features a number of ambitious film festivals and the predictable cinematic excursions, classy and crass, into the spooky.

Read More

Theater Interview: “The Kite Runner” — Adapting an Epic Story to the Stage

September 15, 2012
Posted in , ,

“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.”

Read More

Recent Posts