On the status of the Boston area's major independent film festival during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fate of an iconic movie theater, plus that of its programming and personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kasi Lemmons is an American filmmaker whose pictures include Eve’s Bayou (1997), The Caveman’s Valentine (2001), and Harriet (2019). Her most recent work is as a director and executive producer on Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (2020), a four-part miniseries released on Netflix earlier today. The first two installments of Self Made are directed by Lemmons, and the last two are directed by DeMane Davis.
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 ...
DeMane Davis, Self-Made, Madam C.J. Walker, Netflix, Ava DuVernay, Shonda Rhimes, Shondaland, Blair Underwood, Octavia Spencer, Boston, Daniel Laurent, Roxbury
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 ...