“The expansive gang, including the elder Tedesco, drummer Hal Blaine, sax player Plas Johnson and bassist Carol Kaye – not to mention Leon Russell and Glen Campbell — all kick back for casual chats, recalling the old days with wry smiles. It’s extremely sweet-natured, short on drama but full of good vibrations.” – Movie Mezzanine, 03/09/2015
Starring Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Ninja, Yo-Landi Visser and Hugh Jackman. Screenplay by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell. Directed by Neill Blomkamp.
WILD TALES * * * *
Starring Erica Rivas, Ricardo Darin, Diego Gentile, Oscar Martinez and Rita Cortese. Written and directed by Damian Szifron.
Talking with fellow Boston Online Film Critics Association members Bob Chipman, Steve Head and Charlie Nash about March’s repertory offerings – including the films of David Lynch, eighties sword-and-sorcery schlock, plus our fond farewell to Boston’s own Leonard Nimoy. – BOFCA, 03/02/2015
“No great shakes as a documentary but a hugely entertaining repository of zingers, Compared To What? follows the indefatigable congressman during the waning days of his forty-year political career. Part hagiography, part hangout-movie, how you’ll feel about the picture will presumably depend on how you feel about Barney Frank.” – Movie Mezzanine, 03/02/2015