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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

Phobia Philms: No Country for Old Men

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In “Phobia Philms,” I plan on reviewing and recommending scary movies based on real phobias, of which there is no shortage of, specifically what makes them scary and how they represent our anxieties.… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Mute’

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Directed by: Duncan Jones Starring: Alexander Skarsgard, Paul Rudd, and Justin Theroux Plot: A mute bartender’s search for his missing girlfriend takes him into a criminal underworld full of sex trafficking and backroom surgeries. Review: Mute… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Annihilation’

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Directed by: Alex Garland Starring: Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez, and Jennifer Jason Leigh Plot: A group of 5 scientists volunteer for a mission into The Shimmer, a mysterious area where the laws of nature… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Game Night’

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Directed by: Jonathan Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein Starring: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, and Kyle Chandler Plot: A murder mystery game night is interrupted by a real kidnapping. Review: “Broad comedy” may be one of… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Early Man’

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Directed by: Nick Park Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, and Maisie Williams Plot: One of the last cavemen competes in a soccer game against Bronze Age noblemen over his homeland. Review: Aardman Animation, home of Wallace and… Continue reading