THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION

“Mosese’s debut is the sort that gets us critics reaching for our lofty rhetoric in part because it’s so thrilling to watch. This is one of those movies that seems to be inventing a new cinematic language as it goes along. By turns alienating and enthralling, it’s an experience richer, deeper and much stranger than I’ve had with a film in some time.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 04/09/2021

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GODZILLA VS. KONG

“It was that same feeling I got while watching Wonder Woman 1984 and realizing none of the scenes correspond with each other because they were all from different drafts and different writers and different meetings and nobody had a vision of how the movie was supposed to fit together. But that doesn’t matter. Nothing matters. Nobody cares.” – North Shore Movies, 04/01/2021

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SENIOR MOMENT

“Shatner and Smart are old pros who know how to bat it back and forth, but as soon as their relationship threatens to become interesting the screenplay starts piling on idiotic misunderstandings. Most of the unnecessary antics in this film could have been resolved with a simple conversation, but modern movies don’t like treating the elderly as adults.” – North Shore Movies, 03/26/2021

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THE LAST BLOCKBUSTER

“Perhaps the most puzzling aspect of 1990s nostalgia is the anodyne shit that’s being celebrated. I’m especially baffled by folks looking back fondly on Blockbuster Video, a vile, censorious institution that preyed upon local businesses and sucked all the funky individuality out of video store culture, leaving behind thousands of deserted blue-and-yellow storefronts.” – North Shore Movies, 03/24/2021

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ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE

“For better and worse, the kind of deeply personal, idiosyncratic expression that’s normally never allowed to escape from the superhero industrial complex. The gargantuan four-hour running time is absurd, yet also an essential part of Snyder’s enormously overblown, sacramental vision. It is grand. It is ridiculous. It is, by anybody’s definition of the word, cinema.” – North Shore Movies, 03/22/2021

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WOJNAROWICZ: F**K YOU F*GGOT F**KER

“A riveting recollection of an artistic eruption amid the crumbling ruins of New York City in the late 1970s. It’s about the birth of a confrontationally queer sensibility, the quiet tyranny of the donor class and the impossibility of separating politics from art, particularly during a pandemic that’s ravaging parts of the population deemed undesirable by people in power.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 03/19/2021

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KID 90

“A peek at ‘90s Hollywood kids partying and engaging in various image-incongruous activities that would no doubt horrify their parents and infuriate their agents. However obnoxiously edited, the film offers a touching glimpse of a cultural moment shortly before the paparazzi became fully weaponized and the Internet turned the whole world into a tabloid.” – North Shore Movies, 03/15/2021

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MY SALINGER YEAR

“This is an office entombed by tradition, on the precipice of a great change nobody can see coming. Indeed, what’s most affecting is the wistful evocation of an era in eclipse. The story’s sometimes stock situations take on a melancholy undertow because we know we’re watching a bunch of analog dinosaurs who are about to be wiped out by a digital comet.” – North Shore Movies, 03/09/2021

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COMING 2 AMERICA

“Seeing all these side characters awkwardly shoehorned in reminded me of how Joe Pesci kept showing up in the later Lethal Weapon sequels even though there was no reason for him to be around anymore after the second one. He was just there because it was another Lethal Weapon movie and they figured audiences expected to see him again.” – North Shore Movies, 03/04/2021

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THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY

“Daniels is less interested in historical particulars than he is fascinated by the woozy, downward spiral of Lady Day. Unlike Bohemian Rhapsody or other such scrubbed, sanitized star bios, this is a fearlessly squalid movie, awash in bloody needles, blackened veins and a smoky, scarily compelling backstage atmosphere of rough sex and casual abuse.” – North Shore Movies, 02/26/2021

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