SUNDANCE 2023 PART ONE: SOMETIMES I THINK ABOUT DYING, OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN, SQUARING THE CIRCLE (THE STORY OF HIPGNOSIS), MAMACRUZ

My first dispatch from the 2023 Sundance Film Festival includes capsule reviews of Rachel Lambert’s Sometimes I Think About Dying, Rachel Zlotowski’s Other People’s Children, Anton Corbijn’s Squaring The Circle (The Story Of Hipgnosis) and Patricia Ortega’s Mamacruz.

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IFFBOSTON FALL FOCUS 2022


“A wonderful movie about two ordinary people trying to do their best to muddle through everyday circumstances, with the humane acknowledgement that such things are tougher on some folks than others and an opportunity for transcendence in our quietest moments. Causeway is the kind of film we come to festivals like IFFBoston to see.” – WBUR’s Arts & Culture, 10/25/2022

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NYFF60 PART ONE: STARS AT NOON, PERSONALITY CRISIS: ONE NIGHT ONLY, TRIANGLE OF SADNESS


My first dispatch from the 60th annual New York Film Festival contains capsule reviews of Claire Denis’
Stars At Noon, Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi’s Personality Crisis: One Night Only and Ruben Östlund’s Triangle Of Sadness.

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THE RETURN OF THE SOMERVILLE THEATRE’S 70MM AND WIDESCREEN FESTIVAL

“The large format film provides a crispness and clarity impossible to replicate via hard drives with zeroes and ones. Current top-of-the-line digital cinema projection boasts 4K resolution, and while there’s admittedly an apples-to-oranges aspect in comparing pixels to film grain, 70mm presentation is generally estimated to be around the equivalent of 18K.” – WBUR’s Arts & Culture, 06/07/2022

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IFFBOSTON 2022

“’When you’re standing backstage at Somerville One and something happens onscreen that makes the whole audience gasp or scream, that’s a really thrilling moment for a filmmaker,’ Tamm enthuses. ‘One of the things IFFBoston is known for among filmmakers is that we have really good audiences. Bringing them back is what I’m most excited about.’” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 04/25/2022

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THE RETURN OF THE BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

“The ‘annual sensory bacchanalia from beyond the mainstream’ is back at the Brattle Theatre, once again bringing the wildest, weirdest and most outré offerings to a loyal area audience with nerves (and stomachs) of steel. McControversy promises that ‘all the extreme isolation and paranoia of the past two years’ will be well-represented in the program.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 03/21/2022

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SUNDANCE 2022 PART FIVE: EMILY THE CRIMINAL, DOS ESTACIONES, PALM TREES AND POWER LINES, AM I OK?

My fifth dispatch from the 2022 Sundance Film Festival includes capsule reviews of John Patton Ford’s Emily The Criminal, Juan Pablo González‘s Dos Estaciones, Jamie Dack’s Palm Trees And Power Lines and Tig Notaro & Stephanie Allynne’s Am I OK?

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SUNDANCE 2022 PART FOUR: CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH, TO THE END, I DIDN’T SEE YOU THERE, BRAINWASHED: SEX-CAMERA-POWER

My fourth dispatch from the 2022 Sundance Film Festival includes capsule reviews of Cooper Raiff’s Cha Cha Real Smooth, Rachel Lears’ To The End, Reid Davenport’s I Didn’t See You There and Nina Menkes’ Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power.

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