THE DEPARTED AT THE COOLIDGE

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“A job for hire, The Departed is one of Scorsese’s least soulful movies yet perhaps his most conventionally entertaining. He jokes it’s the only one with a plot. Editor Thelma Schoonmaker paces the film like it’s strapped to a rocket. We’re already nineteen minutes in and have covered twenty years’ worth of backstory before the title card even drops.” – Metro, 03/17/2017

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KONG: SKULL ISLAND

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KONG: SKULL ISLAND  * *

Starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly. Screenplay by Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein and Derek Connolly. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts.

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SPRING FILM FESTIVAL PREVIEW 2017

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“The Boston Underground Film Festival kicks off the season with its nineteenth annual celebration of the bizarre and insane. This year’s ‘Cinematic Sensory Onslaught on Cambridge’ begins at the Brattle with Prevenge, writer-director Alice Lowe’s pitch-black British comedy about a pregnant woman coached into a killing spree by her misanthropic unborn baby.” – Metro, 03/10/2017

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SATURDAY MATINEE: E.T. AT THE ARCHIVE

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“But what makes the movie a masterpiece is the intensely visceral way in which Spielberg conveys these children feeling adult emotions for the first time. The film’s final image is notably not of E.T.’s departing spaceship, but rather a medium shot of Henry Thomas’ Elliott; the Lost Boy growing up and waving goodbye to Peter Pan.” – Metro, 03/09/2017

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