Lucky Grandma

28May2020

I'm not sure how much longer folks will be able to do this and Thousand Pieces of Gold as a double feature via the Brattle's virtual screening room, but I suspect they pair well, with different tones and periods but two intriguing women sometimes wre...

The Taking of Tiger Mountain

26May2020

Not really a lot to say here that I didn't include in the eFilmCritic review other than noting that the disc I ordered from Hong Kong however long ago appears to be a 3D-only disc, with no option to watch in 2D that I saw on the menu (unless it's bur...

Next Week in Virtual Tickets: Films sort of playing Boston 22 May 2020 - 28 May 2020

22May2020

A lot of overlap for this long holiday weekend, and it can't be that fewer movies are being released because they figure we'll be out doing other stuff. The Brattle Theatre opens two new ones, with Lucky Grandma following a Chinatown octogenarian wh...

This Week in (Virtual) Tickets: 11 May 2020 - 17 May 2020

21May2020

I think this is the first week of lockdown where I went in with the goal of actually watching a movie every night, and I think it went pretty okay. I started out by noting that the Brattle recommended Dave Made a Maze as their #BreakYourAlgorithm...

L'infidélité française: On a Magical Night and Alice '19

20May2020

I'm wondering if I would have actually put this together as a double feature if I'd realized that Alice was French, but the split probably worked well enough to keep my being more than a little disappointed in On a Magical Night from influencing my o...

Driveways

18May2020

The living room in which I watched Driveways is a bit of a mess, including a couple of Amazon boxes that sort of got dropped next to the armchair after I had extracted their contents and which, on occasion, make the opening of the door take a bit of...

Free Country

16May2020

Even if it's a $10 rental rather than a $5 ticket, I must admit, I kind of like having the whole weekend to see one of the German-language films that Goethe-Institut brings to the Coolidge rather than trying to get there at 11am on Sunday. The crowd...

At the slightest provocation: Deluge (and The Back Page)

15May2020

Some people, when they see a cool clip of New York City being taken out by a tidal wave from a movie early in the talkie era, watch it, say "cool!", and then, like, move on to the next hundred things in their Twitter feed. I, apparently, s...

Next Week in Virtual Tickets: Films sort of playing Boston 15 May 2020 - 21 May 2020

15May2020

It's kind of weird to read about the big companies starting to do the watch-at-home-and-give-the-theater-a-cut thing, although I guess it buys the studio some goodwill later on and, hey, if your local screen is a multiplex, you probably want them sta...

Model Shop (and adieu to Twilight Time)

14May2020

Aw, heck. Everybody sort of knew that Twilight Time Movies was not long for the world - the founder passed away a few months ago, and the imprint had dipped licensed quite a few titles from 20th Century Fox, in addition to occasionally having other...

This Week in (Virtual) Tickets: 4 May 2020 - 10 May 2020

13May2020

A lot of "other stuff going on" this week I believe I actually started the week early, watching "Das Foto-Shoot" and "Being Flat" in the morning before "commuting" to work at the other end of the apartment,...

Thousand Pieces of Gold

10May2020

Dang, am I disappointed that we're all locked down and the Brattle is showing this virtually rather than giving it a weekend on the big screen, because this film is beautiful and terrific and I wish I'd been able to see it from their front row rather...

This Week in (Virtual) Tickets: 27 April 2020 - 3 May 2020

8May2020

I've got to find something to do to make these pages a little more interesting, just for myself looking at them. Maybe screenshot the theaters' virtual cinema pages or cut up the little advertising cards in some of the discs. I kept a little bus...

L.A. 3-D Movie Fest Online and Ape

8May2020

The Center for Stereoscopic Photography, Art, Cinema, and Education is an exhibition space/collection in Los Angeles which I'll have to visit if I make it out that way any time soon, most recently noted for crowdfunding the restoration of El Coranzon...

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