“Nolan intercuts three separate stories that take place over a week, a day and an hour — on land, sea and air, respectively — so that we’re watching them all simultaneously, giving the sensation of a constant battle. Relentlessly barreling between dive bombings, torpedo attacks and dogfights, the movie works your nerves. It’s just one damn thing after another.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 07/21/2017
“So visually bonkers it’s almost impossible to absorb all at once. Anyone who’s seen The Fifth Element already knows Besson’s ga-ga sensibility is unencumbered by taste. There’s a rip-roaring recklessness to Valerian’s tangents, like the scene in which Laureline needs to locate her missing partner by sticking her head inside the ass of a psychic jellyfish.” – North Shore Movies, 07/21/2017
“A tale told through images and edits instead of words, this is something far dreamier and more adventurous than you might be used to seeing at the movies. As years rush by the ambitions of A Ghost Story grow increasingly more cosmic and grand. This little low-budget film begins to contain multitudes.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 07/14/2017
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES * 1 / 2
Starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval and Amiah Miller. Screenplay by Mark Bomback and Matt Reeves. Directed by Matt Reeves.
“The Beguiled turns out to be a classic Coppola bubble, with the wealthy young ladies of the Farnsworth School throwing themselves into fancy French lessons, formal dinners and arcane matters of antebellum decorum while a war that’s already destroyed their entire way of life rages right outside the door of this obsolete feminine fortress.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 07/10/2017
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING * *
Starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. Screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers and Jon Watts. Directed by Jon Watts.
INCONCEIVABLE * 1 / 2
Starring Gina Gershon, Nicolas Cage, Nicky Whelan, Natalie Eva Marie and Faye Dunaway. Screenplay by Chloe King. Directed by Jonathan Baker.