“A diamond-hard distillation of the themes and preoccupations Schrader has been wrestling with throughout his career, it updates and revises his legendary Taxi Driver screenplay for an era of commodified religion and environmental ruin. First Reformed is a major work by a cinema giant, urgently reckoning with issues both current and eternal.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 05/24/2018
“A breezy summer entertainment that benefits from high spirits and low expectations, Solo works best when it’s not bending over backwards trying to tie itself in with other Star Wars stories. For the most part this is a rousing space Western with a cast of lovable rogues, occasionally interrupted by spasms of shoe-horned references to the previous pictures.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 05/23/2018
“A significant improvement over the original while still not being particularly good, Deadpool 2 isn’t trying so hard to pretend like it’s something ‘dangerous’ and is perfectly content to be a typical summer superhero smash-up, albeit slightly snarkier than the competition across the hall. For all the vulgar showboating, this is a careful, corporate product.” – North Shore Movies, 05/17/2018
“Abel Ferrara’s 1992 masterpiece is a howl of anguish from the gutter. It’s a movie of wall-to-wall depravity and profound spiritual longing, at once one of the dirtiest and most deeply religious pictures I’ve ever seen. It’s probably blasphemous but also agonizingly sincere, the work of genuinely tortured artists trying to make sense of a fallen world.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 05/03/2018
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR * 1 / 2
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans and Josh Brolin. Screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo.