IFFBoston ’13 Review: Our Nixon

“Our Nixon” from director Penny Lane is a film composed entirely of archival footage following Richard Nixon through his presidency. The footage comes from various news outlets and, most interestingly, from home video captured by top Nixon staffers. The private footage was seized durring the Watergate investigation and has never been seen before.

IFFB Audience and Jury Awards Announced

Both the jury and audience awards have been handed out for the 2009 Indpendent Film Festival of Boston.  The winners are as follows: Narrative Feature: Grand Jury Prize Winner: CHILDREN OF INVENTION directed by Tze Chun Special Jury Prize Winner: BEESWAX directed by Andrew Bujalski Audience Award Winner: STILL WALKING directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda Documentary …

IFFBoston Review: World’s Greatest Dad

Dark comedy is something incredibly difficult to pull off.  I always think that it’s many the movie that, only after looking at it and deciding that it’s just completely offensive, the filmmakers decide to tell everyone that they planned it that way all along and that it’s a dark comedy.  “World’s Greatest Dad,” written and …

IFFBoston Review: Art & Copy

“The best way to respond to bad advertising is to make good advertising.”  That’s how director Doug Pray introduced his most recent movie, “Art & Copy” at the IFFB.  The movie is a study of the history of advertising over the last 50 years, starting in the 1960s and moving into today. 

IFF Boston Review: Kimjongilia

Assuming the mantle of dictatorship and oppression from his father in 1994, Kim Jong Il, the current “Dear Leader,” of North Korea has picked up where Dad left off: torturing, starving and murdering his own people in an effort to keep control.  “Kimjongilia,” is a testimonial of those lucky enough to escape, and the harrowing …