SPOILERPIECE THEATRE #129: PATRIOTS DAY AND THE (OTHER) WORST MOVIES OF 2016

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Had a blast sitting in with fellow Boston Online Film Critics Association members Evan Crean and Charlie Nash to discuss Marky Mark’s exploitative Boston Marathon fantasy, along with some other 2016 what-were-they-thinking lowlights, including Batman V Superman, Suicide Squad, 13 Hours, Arrival, Captain Fantastic and Dirty Grandpa. – Spoilerpiece Theatre, 12/30/2016

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THE FIVE BEST FILMS OF 2016

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“The funniest movie ever made about grieving and the saddest movie ever made about the North Shore. Casey Affleck delivers a performance of such private, inarticulate heartbreak it rivals Heath Ledger’s iconic turn in Brokeback Mountain, throwing up emotional walls that keep getting knocked down by a world that stubbornly refuses to stop spinning.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 12/26/2016

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BOFCA AWARDS PODCAST: THE BEST OF 2016

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Talking 2016 with fellow Boston Online Film Critics Association members Bob Chipman, Steve Head, Megan Kearns, Charlie Nash, Evan Crean, Andrew Crump and sleepy Brett Michel. Films discussed: Elle, The Handmaiden, Certain Women, Silence, Green Room, Hell Or High Water, Paterson, La La Land, Manchester By The Sea, Moonlight. – BOFCA, 12/26/2016

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WHISKEY, CIGARETTES AND MISTLETOE: SHANE BLACK’S CHRISTMAS AT THE BRATTLE

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“Ensuring I won’t get my shopping done until the last possible moment, this week The Brattle Theatre has three days of double features reeking of whiskey, cigarettes and mistletoe. If you prefer your holiday tidings laced with arias of profanity, inventive torture sequences and comically brutal gunfights, Santa’s got a lot of presents under the tree this year.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 12/20/2016

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PATRIOTS DAY

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“The movie spends so much time fellating its bogus hero, were it about an actual person Patriots Day would seem like a North Korean propaganda film. But instead it’s just the tasteless delusions of a vain movie star recreating his hometown’s most horrifying moments so he can dress up and play policeman. Everyone involved should be ashamed.” – North Shore Movies, 12/20/2016

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