Author Archives: KRISTOFER JENSON

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IN BVRRITO VERITAS kris@digpublishing.com
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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

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A BLACK HOLE: ‘THE ZERO THEOREM’ GETS LOST IN GILLIAM’S TRADEMARK GENRE

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The Zero Theorem desperately wants to have something to say, but the mediation on nothingness it promises would have been more interesting than the exercise in repetition it delivers. Continue reading

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SWEET SHOWTIME: JOHNNY CUPCAKES RELAUNCHES FILM SERIES

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“Coolidge Corner Theatre is a special place to me, as my dad took my mom on dates there before I was born. Who knows, Coolidge could be responsible for my birth?” Continue reading

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NOW TRENDING: CHRISTIAN CINEMA

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Until recently, Christian cinema operated largely as its own Juggalo-esque self-contained economic biosphere relying solely on the guaranteed return from its built-in fanbase, outside world be damned. Continue reading

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KEVIN SMITH’S LATEST IS GLEEFULLY UNHINGED

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Tusk does not give a fuck if you like it and tosses any message or moral out with the bong water. Continue reading

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RICH PERFORMANCES ELEVATE DENNIS LEHANE’S ‘THE DROP’

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Despite occasional detours that never pay off, a plot that is little more than a short story stretched to feature length, and more than a few predictable turns, The Drop is a classy, intelligent genre exercise, and a worthy sendoff for Gandolfini. Continue reading

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OSCAR BAIT AND ODDITIES: A GUIDE TO FALL FILM OFFERINGS

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As we emerge from the brain-hardening sensory overload of the summer superhero glut, the studios are now back to tenderizing our sensibilities ahead of award season with an odd mix of palate cleansers and early Oscar hopefuls. Things are about to get weird. Continue reading

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A UNIQUE EXPLORATION OF IDENTITY, OWNERSHIP IN ‘THE CONGRESS’

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Partially based on Stanisław Lem’s novel The Futurological Congress, Folman’s film departs from the dark humor of its source material and shifts the focus from dystopian satire to sensitive portrayal of people who feel the need to escape from reality beyond the point of no return. Continue reading

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A PERFECT UNION OF ART, POLITICS, AND PURE FUN IN ‘DAISIES’

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The end of Czech New Wave director Věra Chytilová’s 1966 abstract satire Daisies(Sedmikrásky) is perhaps the greatest cinematic “fuck you” in history. Continue reading