CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

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“A nifty overview as to why everything is terrible, it’s a brilliantly assembled, blood-boiling examination of the past 100 years in wealth inequality that, viewed during our current disaster, feels like the autopsy of a broken system. The film has a knack for making tricky economic concepts accessible to all, even dummies like me who got a D in algebra.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 04/30/2020

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BEASTIE BOYS STORY

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”Yauch is touchingly missed by his bandmates and his irreverent energy is sorely missed by the film. It’s sweet, well-meaning and lacking any of the oddball invention we’ve come to expect from their endeavors. This is a pleasant chat with a couple of the nicest dads in your neighborhood, but I kept waiting for someone to bust out the Brass Monkey.” – North Shore Movies, 04/30/2020

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QUARANTINE DOUBLE FEATURE: BRAIN CLOUDS

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“Shanley’s night sky needs to appear larger than life to us because Joe’s seeing it as if for the very first time, the same way Hertzfeldt’s Bill looks at those dust mites or his brilliant bathmats. These are things I try to remember while I’m out taking my walks and trying to beat back my own brain clouds, especially on such a beautiful day.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 04/24/2020

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EXTRACTION

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“That’s right, someone named Tyler Rake actually kills a guy with a rake and nobody involved with the movie seems to find this remotely amusing. You can even feel the pause where a great ‘80s one-liner would belong, and you know Hemsworth would’ve delivered the shit out of it. But action heroes aren’t assigned one-liners anymore. They get tragic backstories.” – North Shore Movies, 04/24/2020

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TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG

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“Envisioning Ned Kelly’s army of outlaws as Iggy and the Stooges is indeed an unexpected angle, and Kurzel’s visual graffiti grows increasingly, interestingly rococo as the atrocities pile up. As one might expect from a film about murderous men wearing dresses, the whole thing simmers in a thick stew of malevolent homoeroticism.” – North Shore Movies, 04/24/2020

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IFFBOSTON AT HOME

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“Since launching in 2003 the festival has presented more than 1,650 films that would take 75 straight days to watch. In lieu of such an undertaking, I’ve selected a few favorite titles from over the years, so that through streaming services we might be able to create our own little IFFBoston at home. At least we have the movies to hold us over for now.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 04/22/2020

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QUARANTINE DOUBLE FEATURE: THE FUN[DAMENTALS] OF SHAKESPEARE

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“Dirty jokes have a way of knocking down doors for students, and for this particular class clown, the Porter’s speech about alcohol provoking desire while taking away performance was key to my understanding that the plays of William Shakespeare were never meant to be musty objects of study, but rather broad, bawdy entertainments for mass audiences.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 04/17/2020

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