Film Review: Interstellar

Film Review: Interstellar

I always look forward to Christopher Nolan’s films; his big-budget spectacles are thought-provoking, result in thorough discussion and analysis by viewers, such as the end of “Inception” and the tightly-woven web he created in “The Prestige.” From a review perspective, his films are also difficult to discuss without spoilers, but I’m always up for a challenge, so here is the spoiler-free review of “Interstellar.”

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What’s Out This Week? – May 24, 2013

What’s Out This Week? – May 24, 2013

I am starting of this week’s movie previews with my daughter’s much anticipated choice of the week.

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IFFBoston 2011 Wrap-Up

The Independent Film Festival of Boston came to a close last night at the Coolidge Corner Theater with the screening of CONAN O’BRIEN CAN’T STOP. A week filled with 90 narrative, documentary, and short films, the festival as always, was a great success.

While I’ve still got a few more reviews I’m working on, I wanted to post about the various winners of Grand Jury Prizes and Audience awards.

2011 Narrative Feature Award Winners:

Grand Jury Prize: LITTLEROCK directed by Mike Ott
Special Jury Prize: GREEN directed by Sophia Takal
Audience Award Winner: 13 ASSASSINS directed by Takashi Miike

2011 Documentary Feature Award Winners:

Grand Jury Prize: LAST DAYS HERE directed by Don Argott & Demian Fenton
Special Jury Prize: CONVENTO directed by Jarred Alterman
Audience Award Winner: RAISING RENEE directed by Steven Ascher & Jeanne Jordan
Karen Schmeer Award for Excellence in Documentary Editing: HOW TO DIE IN OREGON

2011 Short Film Award Winners:

Grand Jury Prize: ICH BIN’S HELMUT directed by Nicolas Steiner
Special Jury Prize: THE STRANGE ONES directed by Lauren Wolkstein & Christopher Radcliff
Audience Award: FLYING ANNE directed by Catherine van Campen

Only 51 weeks till the 10th Annual Independent Film Festival of Boston (yeah so what, it is never too early for a countdown!), to stay up to date with the festival, you can join their mailing list at, or follow them on Twitter.

Music Video from ‘Second Skin’ Producer

I talk about Second Skin a lot on here, you know, the documentary that everyone needs to check out that premiered at IFFBoston?

Producer Peter Brauer just released a music video that he made towards the end of shooting ‘Second Skin,’ called ‘Level Up’ starring World of Warcraft player Zealous1. The song was used in the film ‘Second Skin.’.

Second Skin is now available on DVD.