Film Review: Frank

Frank opens in limited release August 22nd. Check your local listings for showtimes. No, the pictures are not a joke. The Frank of the film’s title is in fact a man who spends his life wearing a large fiberglass head. In its very concept, it is as if the film is proudly waving its freak …

Film Review: Lucy

Lucy opens in theaters nationwide today, July 25. Check your local listings for showtimes. There was a time when cinephiles could actually get excited for the latest Luc Besson film. No, no, not one of the many films the guy is credited for writing, or the even more he produces. I am talking about those …

Film Review: Borgman

Borgman opens in Boston today, July 18. Check your local listings for showtimes. Often when you find a really great film, it’s something that you want to revisit. You look forward to going back into that masterfully crafted other world to scavenge for gems that you casually passed by the first time. Drafthouse Films, the film distribution …

Film Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

I was a huge fan of Rupert Wyatt’s 2011 film, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” He successfully restarted a franchise that had been lying dormant since Burton’s laughably awful “reimagining” in 2001 of the original film franchise. Wyatt’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” explores the origins of the super-smart primates, the …

Film Review: Godzilla (2014)

“Godzilla,” arguably the first movie of what’s looking like an overall questionable summer movie season, was my first anticipated movie for the summer. Ever since the buzz started with its 2012 Comic-Con reveal and the excellent, epic-looking trailers, I was psyched for this release. So, onto my completely spoiler free review.

IFFBoston ’14 Review: One Cut, One Life

For many students entering film school, “The Filmmaker’s Handbook” is their first purchase at the bookstore. Essentially a bible for film students, this “The Filmmaker’s Handbook” was co-written by Ed Pincus, the main subject of the movie “One Cut, One Life.” An intimate and personal film, “One Cut, One Life” is filmmaker Lucia Small’s story …