THOR: RAGNAROK

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THOR: RAGNAROK  * * 1 / 2

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson and Cate Blanchett. Screenplay by Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost and Eric Pearson. Directed by Taika Waititi.  

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SUBURBICON

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“Lacks the snap of the Coens’ other crime contraptions, which at their best go off like harshly moral Rube Goldberg devices. This early effort is missing that sense of cosmic escalation, it takes forever for things to fall apart and then they all collapse almost instantly. Clooney paces the film like a molasses drip, every shot at least twice as long as it needs to be.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 10/26/2017

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ONLY THE BRAVE

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ONLY THE BRAVE  * * * 1 / 2

Starring Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Taylor Kitsch and Jeff Bridges. Screenplay by Ken Nolan and Eric Warren Singer. Directed by Joseph Kosinski.

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IFFBOSTON FALL FOCUS 2017

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“This year’s opening night belongs to Lady Bird, the solo directorial debut of actress Greta Gerwig. It’s a sort of homecoming, as Gerwig has been an IFFBoston staple for as long as she’s been onscreen. Her debut feature LOL played here back in 2006, followed by her first lead performance in Hannah Takes the Stairs the following year.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 10/20/2017

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MARSHALL

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MARSHALL  * * *

Starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Sterling K. Brown, Kate Hudson and James Cromwell. Screenplay by Jacob Koskoff and Michael Koskoff. Directed by Reginald Hudlin.

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THE FLORIDA PROJECT

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“A modern day Our Gang set in a tacky welfare motel on the outskirts of Orlando, this boisterously funny heartbreaker follows three little rascals making mischief and wreaking havoc during a poverty-stricken summer in the shadow of the happiest place on Earth. I laughed and I laughed until all of the sudden I couldn’t stop crying.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 10/12/2017

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