INCREMENT VICE: EPISODE #43

Thrilled to join Travis Woods on his podcast breaking down Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice. We discuss “the sea of memory and forgetfulness, the years of promise, gone and unrecoverable” and how the movie has more in common with Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas than just an attorney played by Benicio Del Toro. – Increment Vice, 10/09/2020

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HUBIE HALLOWEEN

“Genial fuckarounds for the genuinely gifted Sandler and his moderately talented posse, these Happy Madison films felt so insulting when you had to make the actual effort to drive somewhere and hand over your hard-earned money to see them, but now that they just pop up unsolicited on Netflix I suppose there are worse ways to kill a couple of hours.” – North Shore Movies, 10/07/2020

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TIME

“Director Garrett Bradley does something fascinating with all this home video footage. Instead of presenting a straight chronology or clearly delineated flashbacks, she and editor Gabriel Rhodes have collapsed past and present into one big continuous reverie, allowing snippets of scenes old and new to soar away on a gorgeous solo piano score.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 10/07/2020

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NIGHTSTREAM 2020

“For more than two decades the Boston Underground Film Festival fest has been screening the wildest, weirdest and most outré offerings for area audiences in a self-described ‘annual sensory bacchanalia from beyond the mainstream.’ Better late than never, this year’s celebration is finally happening with a little help from their friends.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 10/07/2020

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BLACK BOX

“Despite the delightful counterintuitive casting of America’s mom Phylicia Rashad as a mad scientist, it’s a flat, cheap-looking film with borderline hilarious ‘science-fiction’ props, like a web of produce department plastic draped over the head of our protagonist while a bank of computer modules beep and blink like the navigation system in The Black Hole.” – North Shore Movies, 10/06/2020

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DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD

“Art is how we cope. It helps us heal, and I’m not sure I’ve seen a more beautiful exploration of this process than Kirsten Johnson’s prankishly funny and enormously moving documentary about caring for her father as he struggles with dementia and their family prepares for the inevitable. Sounds like barrel of laughs, I know. But trust me on this one.” – North Shore Movies, 10/02/2020

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NYFF58 PART FIVE: HOPPER/WELLES, THE DISCIPLE, SWIMMING OUT TILL THE SEA TURNS BLUE, THE SALT OF TEARS, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE

My fifth dispatch from the 58th New York Film Festival includes capsule reviews of Orson Welles, Filip Jan Rymsza and Bob Murawski’s Hopper/Welles, Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple, Jia Zhangke’s Swimming Out Till The Sea Turns Blue, Philippe Garrel’s The Salt Of Tears and Wong Kar-Wai’s In The Mood For Love.

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