IFFBoston ’12 Spotlight: Rubberneck

Rubberneck is an incredibly fascinating character-driven film about obsession and infatuation, directed by Alex Karpovsky, and written by Karpovsky and Garth Donovan. Shot entirely in Massachusetts, it tells the story of Paul Harris, a research scientist who works on the outskirts of Boston. After a weekend tryst with a co-worker, his unreciprocated desires gradually turn …

IFFBoston ’12 Spotlight: Code of the West

Somerville local Rebecca Richman Cohen returns to IFFBoston with her latest film, Code of the West. The documentary follows the legal and emotional drama surrounding the crackdown on medicinal marijuana providers in Montana, the first state to have its legislature vote to repeal its medicinal marijuana law. Over the past year, we’ve heard about crack …

IFFBoston ’12 Spotlight: Beauty is Embarrassing

Beauty is Embarrassing is a documentary about Wayne White, an artist, art director, illustrator, puppeteer. Known for his illustrations in the New York Times, and perhaps even more so for his designs in the iconic Pee Wee’s Playhouse, White has had an amazing career, that has continued today into paintings and other public works. Judging …

Preview Review: November 25, 2011

A DANGEROUS METHOD David Cronenberg is the best director working that has never been nominated for a Best Director Oscar.  He has always made movies that totally fuck Hollywood in the ass.  Videodrome, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch, Scanners, The Fly…on and on and on are all movies that are highly regarded, yet fly under the radar.  It’s a shame. …