Boston Underground Film Festival 2019.01: Hail Satan? and Clickbait

21Apr2019

Ah, the first day of BUFF - you stand in line to get your pass, you stand in line to get your ticket, you stand in line for your movie. If you're very lucky, as with this year, it is not raining or snowing. So that's a win. So first up… Hail...

Hellboy '19

21Apr2019

So, with a bit of time to ruminate over it, I don't think Hellboy '19 is really a bad movie so much as it's below-average, and it could have really done with being better. It's so hard to separate it from the previous iterations, especially since th...

Next Week in Tickets: Films playing Boston 19 April 2019 - 25 April 2019

19Apr2019

Man, so much nothing coming out this weekend, you'd think Lionsgate would have actually given Under the Silver Lake an actual release rather than the bare minimum in NYC/LA before it hits VOD on Tuesday. But, hey, it's Independent Film Festival Bost...

This Week in Tickets: 8 April 2019 - 14 April 2019

18Apr2019

You know what's kind of great? Weekends where everything you do for entertainment is actually pretty darn entertaining. The work-week started with Dragged Across Concrete, which makes me ponder the calculus of movie-theater booking - it's got a...

The Chaperone

17Apr2019

I don't recall seeing a preview for The Chaperone before it popped up on Kendall Square's schedule, but I must have; when I looked up the film while making a "Next Week" post, I distinctly felt that whoever made the preview had buried the l...

Missing Link

16Apr2019

I suppose I should have expected the relatively low turnout after going to the same multiplex to see Master Z on Saturday and seeing a guy in a pretty nice Mister Susan Link costume, almost certainly sent out by the studio, just kind of awkwardly sta...

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy

15Apr2019

I was kind of surprised to see a trailer for Ip Man 4 already attached to Master Z; I knew Donnie Yen and Wilson Yip were working on another entry, but August is a bit earlier than I was expecting to see it. The franchise is kind of stretched at thi...

Next Week in Tickets: Films playing Boston 12 April 2019 - 18 April 2019

12Apr2019

Tons of stuff coming out this weekend, enough that it will be easy to overlook some that are well worth looking for. For instance: Laika's stop-motion animation always gets fewer butts in seats than they deserve despite being kind-hearted, technica...

This Last Week in Tickets: 25 March 2019 -31 March 2019

7Apr2019

Never fails - festivals and vacations force me into catch-up mode and then "screw it, I'll just pick up from last week". I was just coming off BUFF, so while I had some plans to do something Monday night, most everything was at weird ti...

This Week in Tickets: 1 April 2019 - 7 April 2019

7Apr2019

Huh. That "go to movie, come home, watch west-coast baseball game" plan didn't result in me seeing a lot of film this week. Go figure. I was able to make it to the Brattle for High Life on Monday, feeling a little bad (but not really)...

P Storm

6Apr2019

I didn't realize just how fast these were coming out, with the prior movie just hitting screens last year. That sort of quick turnaround wasn't always unusual, but these days sequels often seem to be on a three-year cycle, with the delays increasing...

Next Week in Tickets: Films playing Boston 5 April 2019 - 11 April 2019

5Apr2019

We live in a world where both Captain Marvels have big Imax/3D movies coming out within a month of each other. Crazy, huh? Because of weird trademark shenanigans, comics based on the Fawcett Comics character later purchased by DC Comics can no long...

Fantasia 2018 Catch-Up 04: Chained for Life, Blue My Mind, A Rough Draft, Bleach, Laughing Under the Clouds, Punk Samurai Slash Down, Terrified, Number 37, Cinderella the Cat, The Brink '18, and What a Man Wants

4Apr2019

How do you manage to be able to keep writing reviews for films you saw at a festival that ended eight months ago and mark your progress in doing so? Drawing that "X" is incredibly satisfying, and I've managed to do it 82 times for Fantas...

High Life

3Apr2019

Claire Denis was at the Brattle, and I wound up sitting back a little further than usual and just getting this picture and one where she looked really goofy. This one has The Boston Globe's Ty Burr with his eyes sort of closed, but, hey, he wasn't t...

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