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Film Review: “Where the Devil Roams” — Dark Carny Horror

November 3, 2023
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The Adams Family may be a low budget regional filmmaking collective, but it continues to raise the bar on horror art cinema.

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Dispatch from The 2023 Warsaw Film Festival

November 3, 2023
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A rundown of some of the strange and beautiful movies screened in Warsaw. Let’s hope they are scheduled for a digital and theatrical release in the United States.

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Doc Talk: Fascism Then and Now — At the Arlington International Film Festival

November 1, 2023
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A pair of documentaries featured in this year’s Arlington International Film Festival take a cold look at the death cult of fascism — past, present, and to come.

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Film Preview: The Boston Jewish Film Festival is Back and All Over Town

October 30, 2023
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Under the guidance of Artistic Director Lisa Gossels, this year’s fest has, in her words, “something for everyone.”

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Doc Talk: Jewish Values Celebrated in This Year’s Boston Jewish Film Festival

October 30, 2023
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In a time of outrage and grief, a trio of documentaries at the BJFF serve as a reminder of the traditional Jewish values of compassion and inclusion, reaffirming the power of activism, art, and simple acts of human kindness.

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New York Film Festival: “Pictures of Ghosts” — Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Phantom Cinema

October 25, 2023
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This thoughtful documentary watches cinemas vanish from a Brazilian city.

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Film Review: “Killers of the Flower Moon” — Lethal Snake Oil Salesmen

October 23, 2023
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“Killers of the Flower Moon” is an exercise in kaleidoscopic, cubist storytelling that is, among other things, an epic on the art of the grift.

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Television Review: “The Devil on Trial” — A Demon for a Client?

October 21, 2023
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Despite a slow first half, “The Devil on Trial” picks up speed and suggests that the truth can be more infuriating than fiction.

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London Film Festival, Dispatch #3: What Is Love

October 20, 2023
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Closing out coverage of the London Film Festival: films from Catherine Breillat, Michael Winterbottom, Luna Carmoon, Robert Morgan, and Daniel Kokotajlo.

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Film Review: “The Burial” — Courtroom Specacular

October 16, 2023
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Director Maggie Betts has much to keep in check – a courtroom drama and an exposé of corporate greed and racial politics in Mississippi.

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