Robyn Bahr reviews LOVE IS and ENHANCED

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks SKYSCRAPER, LEAVE NO TRACE and more

Jared Bowen looks at ALADDIN, WOMEN IN WWII and The Emerson Colonial Theater for WGBH Open Studio

Sean Burns reviews THE KING

Max Covill looks back on AKIRA

Bob Chipman looks at NANETTE, film news and the next AVENGERS

Deirdre Crimmins reviews DANS LA BRUME

Andrew Crump reviews THE THIRD MURDER and the big twist in SORRY TO BOTHER YOU




“In the late 1970s on the comedy series “SCTV,” John Candy and Joe Flaherty did a bit called “Farm Film Report” in which they reviewed the films of the day. Their highest praise was for movies that “blowed up real good.” They would have loved SKYSCRAPER.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“SKYSCRAPER is an action movie where you’re going to get what you’re probably hoping for.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The high points of SKYSCRAPER are, not too surprisingly, its literal high points.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“Put bluntly, we deserve better than this. The Rock deserves better than this. Neve Campbell deserves better than this. Big, dumb summer action movies deserve better than this.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest


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“Overall, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3 is an easy movie for summer vacation. It contains no real scares, but it’s fun enough for monster kids of all ages.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest




“With a richly textured visual technique and bone-dry humor, [Lucretia] Martel takes no small pleasure in depicting the gears of colonialism grinding up its own.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery



elvis-presleyTHE KING

“THE KING isn’t particularly interested in Elvis Presley as an artist or a person, cutting his most famously iconic performances to such smithereens the uninitiated may wonder what the fuss was all about.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery



Deirdre Crimmins interviews the director of GAGS, looks back at BOUND and reviews SATAN’S SLAVES and BILL MURRAY STORIES from Cinepocalypse

Sean Burns reviews ZAMA

Dan Kimmel talks writing inspiration

Bob Chipman talks ANT-MAN and Stan Lee

Allyson Johnson talks animation on Finding Her Voice

Andy Crump reviews SHARP OBJECTS, TENDER TONES and the best of the new Criterion DVDs

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks THE FIRST PURGE and SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

Robyn Bahr looks at LOVE IS


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“for a story full of small things getting big and big things getting small, the most satisfying thing about “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is its human-scaled sense of proportion.” – Sean Burns, NorthShoreMovies

“With a top-notch cast and exceptionally witty script, this is pure fun.” – Dan Kimmel, NorthShoreMovies

“A fine movie where the faults are glaring but not that damaging.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“It’s a Marvel movie, so you should know by now the villains are a red-herring and the “real” arch-nemeses are the insecurities and personal failings the heroes need to overcome.” – Bob Chipman,


first-purgeTHE FIRST PURGE

“It’s RED DAWN for #TheResistance.” – Bob Chipman,

“Worthy of the praise bestowed upon other, more critically favored, horror films.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High Def Digest

“Goes exactly where the other Purge movies have dared to go: batshit insane.” – Andy Crump, Paste

“Thanks to storytelling and some pretty solid acting, we’re able to connect with the characters of THE FIRST PURGE the way we should.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential


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“If you can imagine Woody Allen directing “Psycho,” you have a sense of what this movie is like.” – Dan Kimmel, NorthShoreMovies


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Steve Head and Bob Chipman break down the July 2018 Boston-area repertory movie scene.