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  • The Call of the Wild

    The Call of the Wild

    ★★½

    “After four flights in the Millennium Falcon, Harrison Ford has proved himself peerless when it comes to palling around with comically oversized canines that don’t actually exist, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at how moved I was by his relationship with Buck. Ford does what millions of dollars in special effects can’t pull off. He makes you believe the dog is real.” - WBUR’s The ARTery, 02/19/2020

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★

    “A big part of of going to the movies is the pleasure of looking at beautiful women, but I don’t think we’re supposed to say as much in polite company these days. So it’s something of a relief when a film takes this aspect expressly as its subject, and Portrait Of A Lady On Fire is indeed all about the act of looking, and what it means to be seen.” - WBUR’s The ARTery, 02/12/2020

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  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ½

    “It's all emblematic of the movie’s stunted worldview, snickering in-jokes, and deliberate distance from anything resembling reality. Waititi tells us that people are truly good at heart in a movie where Anne Frank lives at the end and dances to David Bowie. This is a deeply, distressingly insulated picture. It's the Funko Pop Collector’s Edition of Shoah.” - North Shore Movies, 11/01/2019

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★½

    “The scatological humor and old-timey camera trickery suggest an Adam Sandler comedy directed by Guy Maddin. All this rib-nudging phallic imagery and hopped-up masculine energy make The Lighthouse feel like the world’s most elaborate penis joke, cackling at the erect, elongated title structure and the seamen stuck inside, ready to blow.” - WBUR’s The ARTery, 10/23/2019