We look back at Francois Truffaut’s powerful debut ‘The 400 Blows’ and ask whether his Antoine Doinel follow-ups sacrificed its bleak staying power.
July at the movies, we bid adieu to cinema legends Philip Seymour Hoffman & Roger Ebert, live a childhood with ‘Boyhood’ & relish seniority with ‘Land Ho’!
BAMcinemaFest takes a strange turn with abstract comic sci-fi ‘For the Plasma’ & Josephine Decker’s off-putting ranch thriller ‘Thou Wast Mild and Lovely’.
Obsessive men cyber-stalk in paranoid romance ‘The Heart Machine’ and supernatural torment in psychological horror ‘Ellie Lumme’ as BAMcinemaFest continues.
BAMcinemaFest continues with Brooklyn-set screwball caper ‘Wild Canaries’ and the more haunting, ‘Fargo’-infused adventure of ‘Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter’.
Our coverage of BAMcinemaFest begins with our review of Desiree Akhavan’s ‘Appropriate Behavior’, a riotously anti-PC, Persian bisexual riff on ‘Annie Hall’
‘Palo Alto’ and ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ both look into the heart of teen traumas, one using tearjerker melodrama, the other seeking genuine feeling.
June is a month of expansive blockbuster programming and exciting indie counter-programming, with exciting action & comedy relief on both sides.
On the podcast this week, Hilary and Justin get sexy. Like, Howard the Duck sexy. What makes a good sex scene, and what do these scenes do for movies (other than get us nicely bothered in the nethers)?
With the king of monsters at its disposal, ‘Godzilla’ struggles to find focus amidst uninteresting human drama and vibrant, but unfocused monster action.
On the podcast this week, Hilary and Justin talk about the problematic films they love (and if that’s ok).
From Worst to Best, our EXHAUSTIVE ranking of all the Star Wars Themes.
Peel your eyes, because May is upon us, and with it a flood of exciting films. ‘Godzilla’, ‘The Immigrant’, ‘X-Men’ & more make our top films of the month!
Hilary and Justin talk about the future as it’s been imagined on film, discussing the most appealing and trite visions of our destiny.
A fledgling New England Film Festival finds itself stronger, if still significantly improvable, in its 2nd year. We grade the best & worst films.
The 2014 Cannes Film Festival lineup is fully decked out with stars and auteurs alike, from Binoche to Tatum; Dolan to Godard; Cronenberg to Dreamworks.
Hilary and Justin talk about the “Mad Genius Myth” of abusive directors, Justin’s recent (and nerdy!) nuptials, and some makeup-gone-wrong lore.
In our latest Quick Takes, we catch up with ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’, ‘Muppets Most Wanted’, ‘Captain America’, ‘Enemy’ and a fascinating experimental doc.
Justin and Hilary talk about how we talk about documentaries, what we expect from them, and the successes and failures of the genre. Films gracing the conversation include Nanook of the North, Leviathan, Grizzly Man, Samsara, this year’s documentary winners, and two recommendations for listeners, topped off with a particularly delicious Teach Me Something.
High profile releases are toned down in April, but we still have 10 films that demand your attention, with double helpings of Scarlett Johansson!