While you can usually find us holed up in the trenches of the press row, we do like to come out and support the local film scene here in Boston. In a joint effort with the Boston Society of Film Critics, we will help introduce a number of the films in The Brattle Theatre’s (Some of) The Best of 2012 series. Check out what you might have missed last year or come again for a favorite. You’re also more than welcome to come and say hello.

These are the confirmed screenings with introductions by BOFCA members:

Fri, Feb 1              BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD at 7:30 pm by Greg Vellante

Fri, Feb 1              MOONRISE KINGDOM at 9:30 pm by Greg Vellante

Sat, Feb 2            THE AVENGERS at 6:30 pm by Bob Chipman

Sat, Feb 2            THE DARK KNIGHT RISES at 9:15 pm by Dan Kimmel

Sun, Feb 3           WAKE IN FRIGHT at 7:00 pm by Brett Michel

Sun, Feb 3           DAISIES at 9:30 pm by Brett Michel

Mon, Feb 4           THIS IS NOT A FILM at 7:30 pm by Norm Schrager

Mon, Feb 4           AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY at 9:15 pm by Monica Castillo

Wed, Feb 6          THE DAY HE ARRIVES at 7:15 pm by Brett Michel

Wed, Feb 6          OSLO, AUGUST 31st at  9:00 pm by Brett Michel

Thu, Feb 7            LOOPER  at 7:00 pm by Evan Crean

Fri, Feb 8              THE RAID: REDEMPTION at 9:30 pm by Steve Head & John Black

Sat, Feb 9            HOLY MOTORS at 7:30 pm by Monica Castillo

Sat, Feb 9            COSMOPOLIS at 9:45 pm by Sean Burns

The full schedule of the (Some of) The Best of 2012 series can be found on the Brattle’s site. You can purchase tickets in advance on their website or help support their Kickstarter to help buy digital equipment for the theater. Hope to see you out there supporting independent cinema!

-Monica Castillo



“In short, it’s simply a masterpiece.” – Jake Mulligan, EDGE Boston

“I felt no emotional connection to this story at all.” – John Black, The Post-Movie Podcast

“It’s a movie filled with joy and sadness, hilarity and heartbreak, and innocence that is both preserved and shattered.” – Greg Vellante, The Eagle Tribune

“A glorious film. Even those annoyed with Anderson’s hermetic dollhouse pictures might find something to cheer for here.” – Sean Burns, Philadelphia Weekly

“A heartbreakingly real depiction of what it feels like to meet someone who seems to understand you, even when you don’t fully understand yourself.” – Bob Chipman, The Escapist




“Despite ostensibly being the star of the movie, Snow White has no discernible character.”  – Bob Chipman, The Escapist

“The remainder of this film offers little else to keep our interest level beyond mild boredom.” – Tim Estiloz, Boston Movie Examiner

“There is a crushing sense of déjà vu coming off the screen in waves.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“It gets to the point where even true love’s first kiss would have trouble bringing this movie back to life.” – Greg Vellante, The Eagle Tribune

“This movie wants you to think that Snow White is an independent warrior, despite her almost complete reliance on men.” – Evan Crean, Starpulse



“C’mon Andy… would it have killed you to at least try a Mexican flavored accent in a film about Mexico?” – Tim Estiloz, Boston Movie Examiner

“Crafted with all the subtlety of a cannon blast.” – Jake Mulligan, EDGE Boston

“I saw the movie a month ago, and I’m not entirely convinced that it’s ended yet.” – Brett Michel, The Boston Phoenix



“Sometmes the state of the movie industry can be very depressing.” – Jake Mulligan, EDGE Boston

 “Get it? Because the school is high.” – Greg Vellante, The Eagle Tribune

“Was there a balloon payment due on Adrien Brody’s mortgage? Did his car engine fall out?” – Brett Michel, The Boston Herald