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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ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: A BOB DYLAN STORY BY MARTIN SCORSESE

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“In what’s bound to be an enormous headache for more serious-minded music historians, Scorsese has combined all sorts of amazing archival footage and half-kidding contemporary interviews with figures both real and fictitious to create a raucous, wildly entertaining collage that spends at least thirty percent of its screen time pulling your leg.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 06/11/2019

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THE FILMS OF JIM JARMUSCH AT THE BRATTLE

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“One marvels at the persistence of vision, our premier poet of inertia jumping between genres and continents while refining a distinctive style unmistakably his own. It’s a dryly literate, rockabilly beatnik sensibility slowed down to a quarter speed. Stumble upon one partway through and you can tell you’re watching a Jarmusch movie within 30 seconds.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 06/03/2019

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