THE SPY BEHIND HOME PLATE

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“A shambles, featuring far too many interview subjects to keep straight and a wobbly sense of rhythm that sometimes seems to forget about Berg for big stretches of screen time. There’s an overreliance on familiar stock footage and the kind of chintzy production music you hear in industrial videos. It feels like something you’d be forced to watch in school.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 06/26/2019

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KEANU-THON AT THE COOLIDGE

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“There’s nothing swaggering about Keanu Reeves. He presents a confident and inclusive masculinity at a time when a lot of people are longing for an alternative to the toxic, boorish braggadocio that we’re inundated with every day by insecure, overcompensating males everywhere from the White House to sports arenas to the sewers of social media.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 06/25/2019

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ANNA

Sasha Luss stars as 'Anna' in ANNA.

“A deliberate re-entrenchment for the director, Anna is not a movie about new tricks but rather a wallow through Besson’s familiar fetishes. This means lots of long tracking shots in which our long-limbed ingenue struts through opulent hotel hallways packing pistols, plus some spectacular action set-pieces filmed with the high gloss of fashion photography.” – North Shore Movies, 06/25/2019

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TOY STORY 4

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“Like an aging rock band on a summer shed tour a decade or two after being relevant, it hits all the expected notes with a practiced professionalism and provides a fun night out for anyone who isn’t foolish enough to expect any inspiration. Mildly amusing and profoundly unnecessary, it’s got everything you’re looking for except for anything new.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 06/20/2019

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HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE TITANIC

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“I first saw Titanic during its opening weekend back in December of 1997 and spent three and a half hours rolling my eyes so hard they were sore the next day. Everything about the film annoyed me to no end. My hatred was so intense it became a running joke among my friends, as did my prediction that the movie would be a massive box office bomb.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 06/19/2019

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SHAFT

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“What’s depressing is that a film so progressive half-a-century ago has been revived as an ass-backwards celebration of boorish, boomer intransigence. How could they do this to John Shaft? One of the coolest characters in movie history is now a reactionary old crank pissing and moaning about those damn millennials and their coconut water.” – North Shore Movies, 06/16/2019

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THE DEAD DON’T DIE

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“One shot of these shambling cadavers mindlessly muttering product names while staring at their smartphones sort of says it all without bringing anything fresh to the table. It doesn’t help that we’ve been oversaturated with zombie stories for the past few years. This is the first Jarmusch film that feels behind the curve instead of ahead of it.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 06/12/2019

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