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Marvel: Fear Father’s Ambition

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POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR THE WHOLE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE In a deleted scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor submerges himself in a hot spring to commune with the Norn, cosmic beings who rule… Continue reading

Top 100 Acting Performances of the ’00s (Top 20)

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20. Jamie Foxx – Ray The tightrope one must walk to capture the true eccentricity of our most eccentric figures without being a full blown parody must be razor thin, but Jamie Foxx… Continue reading

IFFBoston Movie Review: ‘First Reformed’

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Directed by: Paul Schrader Starring: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, and Cedric Kyles (aka Cedric the Entertainer) Plot: A priest questions his faith after a traumatic run in with an environmental activist. Review: In a Q&A after… Continue reading

IFFBoston Movie Review: ‘Hearts Beat Loud’

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Directed by: Brett Haley Starring: Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, and Toni Collette Plot: A single dad tries to connect with his daughter over music before she goes to college Review: Nick Offerman stars as “Non Swanson”… Continue reading

IFFBoston Movie Review: ‘Support the Girls’

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Directed by: Andrew Bujalski Starring: Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson, and Shayna McHayle Plot: The manager of a sports bar has her patience tested. Review: The workplace comedy use to be such a more prominent subgenre… Continue reading

IFFBoston Movie Review: ‘Eighth Grade’

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Directed by: Bo Burnham Starring: Elsie Fisher and Josh Hamilton Plot: A socially awkward girl tries to make friends before graduating middle school Review: Comedians find a lot of currency in being very self-aware about their… Continue reading

IFFBoston Movie Review: ‘American Animals’

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Directed by: Bart Layton Starring: Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, and Ann Dowd Plot: Four friends plot to rob a local college of some priceless art. Review: American Animals is so many things at once. If nothing… Continue reading

Movie Review: Isle of Dogs (Second Opinion)

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Directed by: Wes Anderson Starring: Bryan Cranston, Ed Norton, and Koyu Rankin Plot: With the help from a pack of quarantined dogs, a Japanese boy searches for his own dog on trash island Review: First Opinion… Continue reading

Movie Review: Ready Player One (2nd Opinion)

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Directed by: Steven Spielberg Starring: Tye Sheridan, Ben Mendelsohn, and Olivia Cooke Plot: A gamer competes in a VR world for a billionaire’s inheritance.  Review: First opinion Aka Fan-Pander: The Movie I like a great deal… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’

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Directed by: David Wain Starring: Will Forte, Domnhall Gleason, and Emmy Rossum Plot: The true story of two Harvard alums creating the National Lampoon brand and defining comedy for generations. Review: “Every funny person in the… Continue reading