COOLIDGE AT THE GREENWAY

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“‘It’s a good 20 hours of work,’ Lazzaro says. ‘Setting up the rigging, power, positioning the truck and building a projector booth from scratch. Then tearing it all down. It all has to be safe and low impact to the grounds.’ So why go to all this trouble when easier, albeit inferior digital cinema options are available? ‘We do the Lord’s work. That’s why.'” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 07/18/2017

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TWIN PEAKS HALFTIME REPORT

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“We’re now halfway through director David Lynch’s maddening, magnificent magnum opus, a work of such sweeping breadth and bonkers daring that mere hyperbole feels meager and insufficient. This is the most thrilling, confounding program to be seen on television since… well, since the original Twin Peaks first premiered on ABC back in 1990.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 07/12/2016

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CINEMA OF RESISTANCE: DO THE RIGHT THING AT THE HARVARD FILM ARCHIVE

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“It has always seemed to me that if Spike Lee had any idea how to solve the systemic problems and inherent conflicts of race and class then he wouldn’t have had to make a movie about them. What makes the film a masterpiece its depiction of a day during which everyone thinks they’re doing the right thing and everything still goes to hell anyway.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 07/03/2017

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IT IS HAPPENING AGAIN: THE RETURN OF TWIN PEAKS

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“This has never been a show for people who want answers or explanations. You’ve just gotta sit back and let the images and sounds wash over you. The two-hour season premiere somehow managed to feel both familiar and strange, putting friendly faces in frightening new contexts, at once sweetly nostalgic and starkly sinister. It’s a hell of a thing.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 05/22/2017

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FIRE WALK WITH ME AT THE COOLIDGE

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“There’s a way to read the cryptic supernatural elements as Laura’s imagination of an evil that’s at least easier to understand than her father’s abuse, but in typical Lynch fashion he leaves interpretations up to the audience. The movie’s doom-laden orgies and strobe-lit screams attain a hypnotic grandeur that’s pulverizing when seen on a giant screen.” – Metro, 04/13/2017

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TWO BY CRONENBERG AT THE COOLIDGE

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“Both pictures hinge upon their star’s rare ability to engage an audience while playing cards close to his vest, and the films are fraught with doppelgangers and doubles, characters and scenes designed to serve as distorted mirror images of one another. Cronenberg depicts violence as a virus, infecting the pastoral settings and perverting formerly idyllic interactions.” – Metro, 04/07/2017

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TWO BY HERZOG AT THE COOLIDGE

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“In this increasingly digitized culture it can be difficult for our over-mediated eyes to determine what’s ones and zeroes, until you see a film like Fitzcarraldo and experience once again the shock of the real. It’s granular detail on a massive scale, with images full of intricacies not even the most sophisticated F/X effects department could conjure.” – Metro, 03/24/2017

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