IFFBOSTON FALL FOCUS 2020

“The Fall Focus kicks off with Minari, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this past January’s Sundance Film Festival. It’s a wonderful, warm-hearted movie about a Korean family that moves to the outskirts of rural Arkansas in pursuit of the American dream. ‘This was one of my favorite films at Sundance, which feels like 12 years ago,’ Campbell enthuses.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 10/27/2020

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NYFF58 PART SIX: RED, WHITE AND BLUE, BEGINNING, NOTTURNO, FRENCH EXIT, DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA

My sixth and final dispatch from the 58th New York Film Festival includes capsule reviews of Steve McQueen’s Red, White And Blue, Dea Kulumbegashvili’s Beginning, Gianfranco Rosi’s Notturno, Azazel Jacobs’ French Exit and Spike Lee’s film of David Byrne’s American Utopia.

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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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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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ROXBURY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020

“RoxFilm has put together the most aggressive online event schedule I’ve seen since COVID-19 sent us all to our rooms. With daily lunchtime script readings featuring local actors and writers, filmmaker hangouts and even a virtual dance party, the 22nd annual Roxbury International Film Festival is determined to keep us together even if we must be apart.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 09/29/2020

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NYFF58 PART FOUR: ON THE ROCKS, MANGROVE, NOMADLAND, DAYS, THE CHESS GAME OF THE WIND

My fourth dispatch from the 58th New York Film Festival includes capsule reviews of Sofia Coppola’s On The Rocks, Steve McQueen’s Mangrove, Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland, Tsai Ming-liang’s Days and Mohammad Reza Aslani’s The Chess Game Of The Wind.

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NYFF58 PART THREE: THE HUMAN VOICE, ISABELLA, NIGHT OF THE KINGS, DAMNATION, XIAO WU

My third dispatch from the 58th New York Film Festival includes capsule reviews of Pedro Almodóvar’s The Human Voice, Matías Piñeiro’s Isabella, Philippe Lacôte’s Night Of The Kings, Béla Tarr’s Damnation and Jia Zhangke’s Xiao Wu.

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NYFF58 PART ONE: LOVERS ROCK, MALMKROG, THE INHERITANCE, THE MONOPOLY OF VIOLENCE, THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR

My first dispatch from the 58th New York Film Festival includes capsule reviews of Steve McQueen’s Lovers Rock, Cristi Puiu’s Malmrkrog, Ephriam Askili’s The Inheritance, David Dufresne’s The Monopoly Of Violence and Ivan Dixon’s The Spook Who Sat By The Door.

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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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