Film Review: Victoria

Film Review: Victoria

Victoria is currently out in limited release.

I remember last year when Birdman premiered at the Venice Film Festival. No, I wasn’t there (I’m not nearly that successful or fancy), but thanks to this handy thing known as the internet, the Oscar buzz pretty much started instantly. [Read more…]

Film Review: Borgman

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 offshoot of the incomparable Alamo Drafthouse, does not seem interested in that kind of success. Having released 22 films since their 2010 inception, every single one is just strange or unsettling enough to make it unappetizing to your average film distributor. Borgman keeps with this tradition, a film that is just as confusing and disturbing as it is fantastic. [Read more…]

IFFBoston ’12 Spotlight: Rubberneck

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 into an infatuation.

The film keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout, and is certainly one of the not-to-miss movies of the festival.

Rubberneck screens at the Independent Film Festival of Boston, Tuesday, May 1st, at 9:30pm at the Coolidge Corner Theater. Tickets are available at iffboston.org.

DVD Review: Coma

DVD Review: Coma

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In 1978, Michael Crichton was well underway in his career as a great suspense/thriller novelist and he had already directed his first feature film, “Westworld.”  For his second film, Crichton combined his current job with the vocation he trained for.  Set in the world of hospitals and medical advances, “Coma,” based on Robin Cook’s book of the same name, seems like the perfect project for Crichton to tackle. [Read more…]