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Category: Reviews

  • Aftersun Review

    Aftersun Review

    Aftersun, and its ensuing acclaim, is, by all accounts, a miracle, but should be entirely unexpected. The deeply personal debut by director Charlotte Wells has, since premiering at Cannes in May, has become a favorite of critics and audiences alike. The film is a tight ninety minutes and isn’t really about anything in the traditional […]

  • A Manifesto for/against Hollywood: Babylon Review

    A Manifesto for/against Hollywood: Babylon Review

    They tell writers write what you know, and every few years there comes a big movie by a big director about the subject that they would seem to know the best. “A love letter to cinema,” they call it, while they simultaneously make fun of Hollywood for its self-aggrandizing nature. In Babylon, Damien Chazelle submits […]

  • She Said Review

    She Said Review

    She Said is a movie that, in all the most obvious ways, is about how crushing it is to be a woman. The film centers around the New York Times investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein and the revelations that would lead to the #MeToo movement. It follows two journalists, played by […]

  • Glass Onion Review

    Glass Onion Review

    Glass Onion is an intricately articulated, Agatha Christie-esque satire/mystery for the modern age, formulated perfectly in the way only Rian Johnson can, with each clue and red herring coming together in a uniquely satisfying ending that, no matter how much you could’ve sworn you saw it coming, was still a twist. He did overlook one […]

  • The Menu Review

    The Menu Review

    The trope of the obsessed artist is one that has been told a thousand times over. Whether he’s a writer laboring over a typewriter, an uninspired artist hurling paint angrily at the canvas, a musician throwing his hands against a drumset until they bleed, it’s always the same story. Someone who was once passionate becomes […]

  • New Exhibit at MFA Breathes New LIFE Into Historic Magazine

    New Exhibit at MFA Breathes New LIFE Into Historic Magazine

    A new exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston examines the life and enduring legacy of LIFE Magazine, whose golden age lasted from 1936 to 1972 and documented changes in American life throughout the twentieth century. The exhibit lets the viewer know in the introductory wall panel, however, that it will not just […]

  • Sing Street at the Huntington

    Sing Street at the Huntington

    Boston’s production of Sing Street, the musical by Edna Walsh based on the 2016 film by John Carney and Gary Clark, closed this past weekend after a smash hit run at the Huntington’s Calderwood Pavilion. I managed to snatch a student ticket in the very back row, squished between two groups of people, leaning forward […]

  • Don’t Worry Darling Review

    Don’t Worry Darling Review

    This past weekend, it was revealed to an apprehensive public that Don’t Worry Darling is a real movie, and not just a make believe vehicle for a social experiment in insane drama, and how long a public will latch on as it gets more and more absurd. The psychological thriller directed by Olivia Wilde has […]

  • A Foreign Film From America

    A Foreign Film From America

    The Silent Twins opens with a lively stop motion animation sequence with the two young actresses joyfully reading the actors names as they appear on screen. From this, the audience can settle in to a strange, playful film that uses childlike imagery in an uncomfortable way to tell a deeply unsettling true story. The Silent […]

  • A Locked Room With The Worst People You’ve Ever Met

    A Locked Room With The Worst People You’ve Ever Met

    Bodies Bodies Bodies, the latest film from indie darling A24 is a sharp summer slasher, placing six Gen Z-ers and one 40-year-old Tinder date in a cabin in the woods where a number of things go wrong when bodies start hitting the floor. The film, directed by Halina Reijn and written by Sarah DeLappe based […]