Author Archives: KRISTOFER JENSON

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IN BVRRITO VERITAS kris@digpublishing.com
Film 

JONES UNCHAINED: ‘THE HOMESMAN’ RETHINKS THE REVISIONIST WESTERN

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Darkly comic and quietly subversive, may be the most successful rethinking of the American Western since Unforgiven. Continue reading

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YOU CALL THIS ARCHAEOLOGY?: HARVARD PROFESSOR SCHOOLS INDIANA JONES

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“There’s definitely this ambivalence [among archaeologists] toward the character specifically, but it’s mediated a little bit by the fact that most archaeologists—at least who are in their younger-than-fifties or maybe even younger than their sixties—experienced Indiana Jones at an early age, probably before they were professional archaeologists.” Continue reading

Film 

IN PROGRESS: A FILM ABOUT WHEN COMEDY ISN’T ENOUGH

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With the success of “Louie” and the tragic passing of Robin Williams, the reality of comedy as a deeply personal—and draining—art form is in the public discourse. Continue reading

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ON ‘ROSEWATER’: MAZIAR BAHARI DISCUSSES HIS UNLIKELY SAGA OF JOURNALISM, IMPRISONMENT, AND ‘THE DAILY SHOW’

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“What happened to me in prison, it wasn’t funny at the time, because I was blindfolded and I was in solitary confinement or in an interrogation room. But with hindsight … it’s just laughable. My experience inside of Iran’s prison was [as] if they had read Kafka and then they thought it was not ridiculous enough and they added a bit of Monty Python to it.” Continue reading

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THE RIGHT FLUFF: ‘INTERSTELLAR’ IS ONE SMALL MISSTEP FOR NOLAN

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Christopher Nolan has an unparalleled track record among big-name directors for films that fully commit to their mind-bending premises while going light on sentimentality. It’s in this light that the mostly good, would-be epic Interstellar is a bit of a letdown, albeit one that’s still worth watching. Continue reading

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RADCLIFFE STARS IN HALLOWEEN’S STAND-OUT DARK FANTASY

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Despite its flaws, Horns is a step in the right direction for Radcliffe, Aja, and American magical realist cinema (even with its French director, Canadian setting, and English leading man). Continue reading

Arts 

RE-ANIMATING POE: AN INTERVIEW WITH JEFFREY COMBS

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“There were stories of Poe being in the gutter, literally. But he always pulled himself up and tried to not do that again.” Continue reading

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IN CONVERSATION: A FUTURE OF RADICAL QUEER POSSIBILITIES

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“Film and creative media has the potential to build a kind of urgency around issues that otherwise are not made visible in our daily lives and allows folks from our community to be seen and heard in ways that empower the community.” Continue reading

Film News 

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH BOSTON’S FILM PROGRAMMERS

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As it turns out, there’s an art and a business behind film curation—selecting what plays when, acquiring prints in a preferred format, publicizing screenings, and attracting the right audiences for unique movie nights you won’t find at suburban cinemas. Continue reading

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SUPER 8: BOSTON PALESTINE FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS WITH VIGOR

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For as much as the words “Palestine” and “Palestinian” may appear in the news we consume, rarely are they attached to an exploration of the amazing wealth of art, humanity, and creativity in Palestinian culture that is simply waiting for the outside world to discover it. Continue reading

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TAPEHEADS: FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL RETURNS TO BOSTON

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Among FFF’s most newsworthy finds was “Carnival in Rio,” a TV special starring the future Governator as he made a spectacular ass of himself in Brazil without the slightest awareness. Continue reading

Arts Film 

THE FINAL FEAST: J. CANNIBAL REFLECTS ON 13 YEARS OF CULT FILMS + HORROR BURLESQUE

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“I’ve thought about hanging up my leopard print pants for a few years now, but felt that, if I were going to go out on a number, it had to be lucky number 13.” Continue reading