In terms of genre, I would describe Wildflower as a sort of Hallmark Channel-style drama, a quirky but heartwarming tale of a scrappy girl who overcomes the odds to help her family stay together.
Film Series Preview: “Alice Diop’s Souvenirs of Lost Time”– A Partial Retrospective
Director Alice Diop’s films explore, with great sensitivity and little sentimentality, the generational effects of colonialism and racism.
Weekly Feature: Poetry at The Arts Fuse
Here’s this week’s poem, “The Midnight Work”.
Doc Talk: Two Boston-Area Film Festivals — The Strength of Community
There’s no place like home at two local film festivals.
Film Review: Two at the Boston Turkish Film Festival — “Kerr” and “The Burning Days”
In Turkey, liberal filmmakers must find ways to address system wide abuses without offending the censors: the opening and closing films at this week’s Turkish Film Festival make good use of that strategy.
Rock Concert Review: Bruce Springsteen at TD Garden — Largely Choreographed and Celebratory
So yeah, mortality was a heavy theme in Bruce Springsteen’s passion play – or what he could still impressively summon at 73 after rocking oft-mythical local shows for five decades.
Jazz Album Review: “Luis Russell — At the Swing Cats Ball”
This collector is happy to have Luis Russell: At the Swing Cats Ball with all its faults.
Concert Review: Boston Camerata’s “Dido and Aeneas” — Plenty of Contemporary Razzmatazz
What emerged was a lithe, almost Shakespearean rendition, complete with moments of unexpected humor and an infectious dramatic vitality.
Arts Commentary/Interview: Some Thoughts on The Climate Crisis and Theater
How can we create theater that practices critique and empathy in relation to climate change that simultaneously challenges and lifts us, provokes and provides a muscular hope?
Film Interview: Talking to Zach Baliva, Director of “Potentially Dangerous”
Potentially Dangerous is a documentary about an era during World War II when Italians living in the United States were persecuted and, in some cases interned, as “enemy aliens” because the US was at war with Italy.