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Definition of Suspense

Documentary explores classic cinema bromance

Yay In 1966, French filmmaker François Truffaut, known primarily at the time for The 400 Blows, wrote to the acclaimed master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, and invited him to discuss his entire body of cinematic ...

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 Alex De Vore

Wide Awake

JJ Abrams’ foray into the franchise is far better than we could have hoped for

Yay As Thursday wore on, SFR Art Director Anson Stevens-Bollen and I felt our Star Wars tickets burning holes in our respective pockets.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 Alex De Vore

Buckets of Blood on the Snow

Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' was worth the wait

Yay The Hateful Eight Filmgoers have been champing at the bit for The Hateful Eight—director Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film and second Western— since he announced it in 2013.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 Brianna Stallings

Thou Shalt Be King

The Scottish Film aims big and delivers

Yay It’s refreshing in this age of flashy big-budget flops to see an enormous film take on an intimidating subject and thrust a dagger of nearly perfect artistry through it.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Lucas Iberico Lozada

What's Old is New Again

Paranoia surrounding technology isn't a modern invention

Yay It wouldn’t entirely make sense to call Dreams Rewired a documentary.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Alex De Vore

Women after the War

'Beneath the Olive Tree' explores untold horror story what happened in Greece after WWII

Yay Filmmaker Stavroula Toska’s new documentary, Beneath the Olive Tree, aims to uncover an often hidden chapter of WWII history from the viewpoint of Greek women who survived the aftermath of their country’s...

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Alex De Vore

Are You Ready

'Creed' is a knockout movie with a rocky premise

Yay Creed centers on Adonis Johnson Creed, the son of Rocky’s enemy-turned-friend Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), who died in the ring in Rocky IV.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Alex Falcone

All the Lights on

Tracing The Boston Globe’s pursuit of church abuse

Yay The often-tedious work of investigative journalism is transformed into a gripping drama in the nimbly plotted Spotlight.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Lucas Iberico Lozada

Out of Obscurity

'Tab Hunter Confidential' documents star's life as gay man in 1950s Hollywood

Yay Tab Hunter is one of those movie star names we all kind of vaguely know, but he has mostly faded into the land of Tinsel Town obscurity.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Alex De Vore

The Return

Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s first film in nearly a decade is an abstract martial-arts epic

Yay After an eight-year hiatus, director Hou Hsiao-Hsien is back with a martial-arts movie, though it is one as reverent to genre trappings as Andrei Tarkovsky was to science fiction.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Adam Katzman
 
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Morning Word: Martinez Administration Claims Fair Pay Act Exemption

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May 03, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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