During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ll be publishing a series of reports on the status of local film institutions and theaters, which began with yesterday’s ...
Film Review: Light From Light
Written and directed by Paul Harrill. US, 2019, 82 min.
Brattle Theatre, Fri 2.28-Sun 3.1 (see brattlefilm.org for showtimes). 35mm.
Seeing it for the first time in years last Halloween, I was struck anew by the immense sense of cultural ennui foregrounded during the opening reel of Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist (1982)—a ...
Directed by Bong Joon Ho. South Korea, 2004, 27 min.
Available for rental or purchase at Grasshopperfilm.com.
If the Parasite (2019) sweep of this year’s Academy Awards has compelled you to see other movies by the great Bong Joon Ho, you’ll gladly find that it won’t require too much legwork. Each of Bong’s six previous ...
Preview: “Revolutions Per Minute Festival 2020”
Jan 31–Feb 2, 2020, University Hall 2300 and 4400 at UMass Boston.
Full schedule at revolutionsperminutefest.org. Free admission (donations suggested).
Despite this next iteration being only the second hosted in the Boston area, the Revolutions Per Minute Festival already represents the single most expansive public offering of noncommercial cinema happening in the city on a yearly basis. And while it’s true that ...
Written and directed by Kasi Lemmons. US, 1997, 109 min.
Review: The Task
Directed by Leigh Ledare. US, 2017, 118 min.
Available on Vimeo. Link to view at the artist’s website.
Leigh Ledare’s nonfiction feature is set entirely in one room playing host to a “group relations conference,” which places a number of unrelated people in a multilayered circle as seen above. “During a sequence of small and large group meetings, the group ...