“Marlon said, ‘I saw Jackie Brown and I like how you talk out of the side of your mouth.’ He was impressed with that. He really loved Jackie Brown. And then my boyfriend started getting jealous and thought I was having some kind of affair. I said, have you seen him lately? I mean he’s Marlon Brando, but I don’t know if I can give him any right now!” – Boston Reel, 10/31/2016
Talking with fellow Boston Online Film Critics Association members Bob Chipman and Steve Head about this month’s repertory offerings. Topics include Bad Hombres & Nasty Women at the Brattle Theatre, the HFA’s Say It Loud! The Black Cinema Revolution, comic book movies at the Coolidge and that time William Shatner played a white supremacist. – BOFCA, 10/31/2016
CERTAIN WOMEN * * * *
Starring Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Lily Gladstone and Rene Auberjonois. Written for the screen and directed by Kelly Reichardt.
JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK * *
Starring Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Danika Yarosh, Holt McCallany and Patrick Heusinger. Screenplay by Richard Wenk, Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick. Directed by Edward Zwick.
“The series spotlights six new films hand-picked by program director Nancy Campbell and executive director Brian Tamm during their travels to fests around the world. It’s the kind of eclectic mix for which IFFBoston is renowned. ‘These are films that really affected us when we saw them at other festivals, and we’re thrilled to share them with our community.'” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 10/20/2016
AMERICAN HONEY * * 1 / 2
Starring Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough, Arielle Holmes and Will Patton. Written and directed by Andrea Arnold.
“Given what we’ve learned about Nate Parker’s past and his treatment of women, what are we supposed to make of he and Celestin creating an entirely fictional scene in which Parker’s onscreen wife gets raped just so he can spend the rest of the movie nobly avenging her assault? C’mon, you don’t see Mel Gibson trying to play Oskar Schindler.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 10/12/2016