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‘The Assistant’ quietly dismantles an evil system

While the film industry has a reputation for sensationalized, contrived world-building, movies often capture the monotony of daily life to shed light on the quietly overlooked moments that pass us by with time. They reveal… Read More...

And the Oscar goes to: anybody but the nominees

I watch the Academy Awards every year and I complain about the Academy Awards every year. Like clockwork, I anticipate the list of nominations in January, knowing I’ll be disappointed to see the same problematic… Read More...

‘Bombshell’ and ‘Richard Jewell’ stage tone-deaf portraits of the recent past

This past winter break, I had the unfortunate pleasure of wasting $20 and 240 minutes of my time watching “Bombshell” and “Richard Jewell” in theaters. Thankfully, I was also able to catch “Little Women” and… Read More...

For Jenny Slate, fear is a funny thing

Ever since she was young, Jenny Slate wanted to make a documentary. Or, as she explains to her father in one of the many interview-style clips spliced throughout her first stand-up comedy special, she imagined… Read More...

Should ‘Twin Peaks’ return (again)?

“Someone we know who is ‘in the know’ just let something very interesting slip about the future of TWIN PEAKS—If it’s true, we’ll be squealing and giddy in 2020!” tweeted the Hollywood Horror Museum on… Read More...

Thoughts on Boston’s celebration of women in film

Every September, the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston host the Boston Women’s Film Festival (BWFF). Only a Brandeis shuttle ride (plus an Uber, unless you’re feeling up to… Read More...
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