I watch a lot of movies, and I don’t write about all of them. This is especially true of the annual year-end rush to cram in as much movie watching goodness as possible before voting deadlines for the Boston Online Film Critics Association (BOFCA) and the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS). Consider these capsules my … Continue reading
Posted on December 7, 2016 …
Best of Criterion’s New Releases, November 2016
In this edition of Paste Magazine’s Criterion haul: Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams, that bizarre Marlon Brando Western One-Eyed Jacks, and the Lone Wolf and Cub chanbara series, which is just awesome. (Fun aside: Watch Moana and see if you can spot the way that Lone Wolf and Cub influences its story!).
Review: Lion, 2016, dir. Garth Davis
I found the experience of Lion frustrating, but it took me time to understand the depths of my frustration. The film works for about an hour, its first hour, where young Saroo Brierly winds up lost in Calcutta, a place where he knows neither a soul nor a word of the language spoken; the terror he … Continue reading