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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: ‘Verónica’ (2017)

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Directed by: Paco Plaza (known for the REC film series) Starring: Sandra Escacena as Verónica, Bruna González as Lucía, Claudia Placer as Irene, Iván Chavero as Antoñito and Ana Torrent as Ana. Plot:… 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: ‘The Ritual’

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Directed by: David Bruckner Starring: Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier, and Sam Troughton Plot: A group of friends take a hiking trip planned by a member that recently died and cross paths with a great… Continue reading

Movie Review: When We First Met

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Directed by: Ari Sandel Starring: Adam Devine, Alexandra Daddario, and Robbie Amell Plot: A guy has the chance to go back in time and change the past so the girl of his dreams never puts him… Continue reading