This time around, as both a writer and director, Paul Schrader has a found a story, and the artistic restraint, to convey his elevated vision.
Independent Film Festival Boston
The IFFBoston somehow gets even better with each incarnation.
From the homogeneous small town of Spettacolo, we travel to One October‘s ethnic gumbo of eight million in New York City.
There are documentary films for all tastes this year.
One of the most gorgeous films in recent memory, Boone is sure to give you an appreciation of the enormous work done on Boone Farm.
The Guys Next Door is about gently opening hearts and minds: it delicately demonstrates through one small story how easy it would be to recognize our common humanity.
Stray Dog shows us again and again, through its protagonist’s words and actions, that you can’t judge a book by its cover, or its red neck.
H. relies on clever editing manipulations and pithy reaction shots rather than on flashy special effects.
Two powerful documentaries that explore the dark side of America, past and present.
April shows more promise on the film front with the release of the action thriller “Hanna,” the courtroom drama “The Conspirator,” and the adaptation of the best-selling novel “Water for Elephants.” Boston local film festivals continue to showcase the best in independent and international films.