BOFCA REPERTORY PODCAST: JUNE 2017

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Talking with fellow Boston Online Film Critics Association members Bob Chipman, Steve Head and Andy Hoglund about this month’s repertory offerings. Topics include the Brattle’s All About The Chase series, the Somerville’s Summer Of Love and the Coolidge’s tribute to Jonathan Demme. Recorded live at The Video Underground in Jamaica Plain. – BOFCA, 05/31/2017

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NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER

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“The second hour keeps the camera locked firmly on Gere. We watch with morbid fascination as he talks up, down, around and in circles trying to stave off the inevitable. It’s a bravura turn made even more impressive when realizing his Woody Allen mannerisms should by all rights seem silly coming from such a handsome goy.” – North Shore Movies, 05/26/2017

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IT IS HAPPENING AGAIN: THE RETURN OF TWIN PEAKS

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“This has never been a show for people who want answers or explanations. You’ve just gotta sit back and let the images and sounds wash over you. The two-hour season premiere somehow managed to feel both familiar and strange, putting friendly faces in frightening new contexts, at once sweetly nostalgic and starkly sinister. It’s a hell of a thing.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 05/22/2017

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ALIEN: COVENANT

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ALIEN: COVENANT  * * * *

Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Amy Seimetz and Danny McBride. Screenplay by John Logan and Dante Harper. Directed by Ridley Scott.

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THEIR FINEST

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“As sure-footed and satisfying an entertainment as I’ve seen so far this year, Lone Scherfig’s backstage screwball romance set during the London Blitz balances ensemble comedy and wartime tragedy with sturdy, old-fashioned aplomb. It’s the kind of movie you can point to when people say they don’t make ‘em like they used to.” – North Shore Movies, 05/18/2017

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THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV

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“It’s an almost agonizingly quiet movie, but all that quiet is full of contemplation. The Death Of Louis XIV allows viewers room to bring their own baggage, time and space to meditate on how mortality one day comes for us all. If you can get on this film’s admittedly peculiar wavelength it attains a hypnotic quality, eliciting genuine sorrow.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 05/18/2017

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