The problem with I Care a Lot is that, despite its intimations of reality, there are tropes and story elements that come off as melodramatic for melodrama’s sake.
Jumbo is one of the most magically affecting and visually enthralling romances I’ve seen in quite some time
An interview with Brookline’s own Leslie Epstein on his new novel, the inexhaustible freshness of Casablanca, and the need for truth in historical fiction.
The book’s conceit is that D.A. Miller watches films he’s seen earlier in life with enhanced perception because of the possibilities offered him through the DVD lens.
Billie is a stunning new documentary about Billie Holiday, one of the greatest jazz vocalists of the 20th century.
A Glitch in the Matrix is nowhere near as unhinged as a Dinesh D’Souza “documentary,” but it’s mentally taxing to watch so many people describe the real world like it’s Minecraft.
Despite its potential for black comedy or moral sermonizing, 4×4 remains a gripping suspenser.
We’re desperate for some frothy good spirits, so welcome Barb & Star’s turquoise ‘n’ hot pink assault, forgive it for being mildly funny more often than wildly funny, and enjoy its modest pleasures.
Over 75 segments from the Berlin Wall have found their way to the U.S., providing the subject for The American Sector, an amusing, quirky, and meditative road-trip/scavenger hunt.
The Dig is suffused with a very English (and problematic) sense of history: why it matters, how it can be taken for granted, and the odd way that certain elements of the past are valorized while others are kept buried.