12 Years a Slave expands to Boston today, October 25. Check your local listings for showtimes.
Reviewing film can be very complicated. Regardless of the amount of time that each review takes to write, (and trust me it is more than you think) most go without being fully read. Aggregators like Rotten Tomatoes boil the copious words into a number, and for many filmgoers that’s all they want to see. Of course this argument in and of itself is limiting, since it only refers to those that even bother to entertain us critics. [Read more…]