THE DEAD DON’T DIE

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“One shot of these shambling cadavers mindlessly muttering product names while staring at their smartphones sort of says it all without bringing anything fresh to the table. It doesn’t help that we’ve been oversaturated with zombie stories for the past few years. This is the first Jarmusch film that feels behind the curve instead of ahead of it.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 06/12/2019

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ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: A BOB DYLAN STORY BY MARTIN SCORSESE

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“In what’s bound to be an enormous headache for more serious-minded music historians, Scorsese has combined all sorts of amazing archival footage and half-kidding contemporary interviews with figures both real and fictitious to create a raucous, wildly entertaining collage that spends at least thirty percent of its screen time pulling your leg.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 06/11/2019

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DEADWOOD: THE MOVIE

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“For fans, these 110 minutes will feel very much like a dream indeed, one full of fond, familiar faces in which old wrongs are righted, amends made and everyone takes a turn on the dance floor before getting a proper, sentimental sendoff. It will be your considerable happiness to see them again. But none of this comes easily. It’s still Deadwood, after all.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 05/30/2019

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NON-FICTION

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“Assayas has got a lot of ideas about how living in a digital realm has altered our attitudes toward art and culture, and he crams just about all of them into the guise of a sly sex comedy. He’s couched at least three movies’ worth of complex concepts inside an old-fashioned bedroom farce. It’s like a TED Talk in which everybody’s screwing and I loved it.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 05/16/2019

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RAFIKI

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“Kahiu struggles a bit juggling the tonal shifts and bungles a central act of violence, but even her missteps have a scrappy quality I found endearing. Rafiki reminds me of those occasionally clumsy underdog indies from the ‘90s New Queer Cinema movement, like a Kenyan cousin to The Incredibly True Adventures Of Two Girls In Love.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 05/10/2019

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HER SMELL

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“Moss is miraculous here in a performance that leaves her guts smeared all over the floor, allowing us to see the wounded little girl inside the monster that terrorized us and the emotional scaffolding that held up her rock star persona. There’s a moment when she tries on the act again for a bit of banter and it’s like watching someone wear an ill-fitting suit.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 05/01/2019

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KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE

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“The film follows Ocasio-Cortez and three other working women who challenged entrenched Democratic incumbents during the electoral sea change of 2018. It’s an inspirational portrait for anyone who believes a representative democracy should reflect its community and that politics isn’t just the province of wealthy old white guys.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 04/29/2019

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