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Richard Dreyfuss’ Kids Revisit ‘Jaws,’ Conclude It Makes No Sense

Jaws(July 8, 2014) Richard Dreyfuss’ adult children Emily and Ben recently rewatched JAWS for the first time in years (Emily joined us right here at the Brattle!) and then discussed it in an amusing chat that was published on Mother Jones, where Ben is a writer. NPR picked up the story and published a conversation with the two earlier today. Richard Dreyfuss’ response? “‘Jaws’ Is Ridiculous, Say Kids Who Are Now Out Of The Will.”

“‘Jaws’ Is Ridiculous, Say Kids Who Owe Everything to ‘Jaws’” (Mother Jones)

“Richard Dreyfuss’ Kids Revisit ‘Jaws,’ Conclude It Makes No Sense” (NPR)

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‘Snowpiercer’ reviews

“If Hieronymus Bosch were alive and making movies, his name might be Bong Joon-ho, and ‘Snowpiercer’ might be his ‘Last Judgment.’” –Ty Burr, Boston Globe

“‘Snowpiercer’ barrels along at 1000 mph!” –James Verniere, Boston Herald

★★★★★ ”A stunning, visionary example of dystopian science fiction cinema at its very best.” –CineVue

“Politically provocative and visually spectacular… the best action film of 2014, and probably the best film, period.” –Andrew O’Hehir, Salon  More »

9:45 show of ‘Snowpiercer’ added on Friday, July 4

(July 2, 2014) Due to the rescheduling of the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular to Thursday, July 3, we have added a 9:45 showing of SNOWPIERCER to our schedule for Friday, July 4. Additionally, the 9:45 show of JAWS on Thursday, July 3 will take place as scheduled.

‘Othello’ reviews

★★★★ “Moor! Moor! Moor!” – Peter Keough, Boston Globe

“Shakespeare is subjected not to a decorous homage but to an enraptured wrestle. There is no excuse not to see it.” – Anthony Lane, New Yorker

★★★★★ “Welles’s blood, sweat and tears are fully evident in each frame… A Shakespeare movie that lives and breathes like few others.” – Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York  More »

Photos of John Waters in conversation with Robin Young

(June 14, 2014) Harvard Book Store presented filmmaker and author John Waters and NPR’s Robin Young for a discussion of Waters’ new book, Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America.

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Photos from Q+A with ‘What Is Cinema?’ director Chuck Workman

(June 6, 2014) Academy Award winning director Chuck Workman joined us for audience Q+A following a screening of his new documentary, WHAT IS CINEMA?

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‘What Is Cinema?’ reviews

A- “A moving — in both senses of the word — meditation on the art of the cinema.” – James Verniere, The Boston Herald

“Workman, who has created opening sequences for 10 Academy Award shows, casts a spell by combining over 200 gorgeous film clips with filmmaker interviews, music and quotations to create dynamic and evocative montages that deepen the exploration of a question for which there is no definitive answer.” –Kaj Wilson, WBUR’s The Artery

“A compelling, enriching look at visionaries old and new, who continue to forge fascinating new paths in a medium that shows no signs of stagnating. Indeed, WHAT IS CINEMA? isn’t really about where film has been, but where it goes next.” – The Playlist

“An inspirational documentary about the power of the movies.” Tim Jackson, The Arts Fuse

‘Everything Is Terrible! Live!’ event photos

The Brattle welcomed the video-remixing gods of EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE! to our stage for one night only on May 20, 2014. For the uninitiated, EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE! is a legendary found footage comedy website that remixes the weirdest discarded video that they can find into something new and inexplicable.

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‘Manakamana’ reviews

“(★★★★★) You could hardly ask for a more beautiful vision of souls in transit.” – Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York

“The must-see cinematic experience of the year.” – Eric Kohn, Indiewire

“’Manakamana’ is a haunting experience… that offers spiritual, philosophical, and aesthetic rewards beyond the immediate power of words to describe.” – Ty Burr, The Boston Globe  More »

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