LOGAN LUCKY

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“With his bleach-blonde hair, neck tattoos and delicate Lindsey Graham enunciations, Joe Bang floats through the movie on a cloud of self-delight, tickled pink by his own jokes at which he laughs in a contagious, high-pitched cackle. I’ve been watching Craig in movies for fifteen years and never would have guessed he had this kind of performance in him.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 08/17/2017

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WIND RIVER

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“Sheridan’s assured directorial debut has a lot in common with his previous screenplays in that it’s an engrossing, tough-minded thriller for adults that packs a political punch. It’s also like Sheridan’s other scripts in that the characters annoingly keep turning potent subtext into laborious text. He writes great dialogue. It’s the monologues that are a problem.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 08/11/2017

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DESPERATELY SEEKING FAST TIMES AT THE BRATTLE

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Fast Times may have been marketed as another locker room romp, but the movie is made of stronger stuff. Heckerling undercuts the usual teensploitation tropes at every turn. Even co-star Phoebe Cates’ genre-required bikini stripping scene is sent up for the silly male fantasy that it is, then punctured by having her walk in on Reinhold masturbating.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 08/10/2017

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THE DARK TOWER

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THE DARK TOWER  * * 

Starring Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Katheryn Winnick and Jackie Earle Haley. Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen and Nikolaj Arcel. Directed by Nikolaj Arcel.

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BEST BOSTON MOVIE EVAH: THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE AT THE BRATTLE

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“This is the story of ratty, low-rent crooks meeting ignoble ends, with Mitchum playing against type as a rumpled, underworld Willy Loman on his way out. The movie reeks of grubby authenticity, shot on overcast afternoons beneath the city’s most oppressive, brutalist architecture. It’s a film full of daylight glaring through dingy barroom windows.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 08/04/2017

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