“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.
Film Commentary: Submitting to “The Master”
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.”
Coming Attractions in Film: October 2012
The month features a number of ambitious film festivals and the predictable cinematic excursions, classy and crass, into the spooky.
Theater Interview: “The Kite Runner” — Adapting an Epic Story to the Stage
“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.”
Coming Attractions in Film: September 2012
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!
Fuse Film Review: Running as a “Dark Horse” in the American Cinema
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.
Movie Review: Through the Eyes of Children
Two superb new films, “Moonrise Kingdom” and “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” revolve around children and the power of love.
Coming Attractions in Film: August 2012
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.
Coming Attractions in Film: July 2012
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.
Film Review: “Portrait of Wally” — Art As ‘Holocaust Loot’
“Portrait of Wally” makes for a wonderfully engaging documentary about art and postwar intrigue with stakes on both a personal and global scale.