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New: Brattle Film Notes for Akira Kurosawa’s ‘Dreams’

New: Film Notes for Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rebecca’

New: Film Notes for Roman Polanski’s ‘Repulsion’

New: Film Notes for Russ Meyer’s ‘Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!’

Reviews for ‘I Am Big Bird’

I AM BIG BIRD“The triumphant tearjerker of this year’s Hot Docs film festival… speaks to the heart of a viewer and brings out the softie in everyone.” – POV Magazine

“’I Am Big Bird’ is an invaluable piece of American pop culture history.” – James Verniere, Boston Herald

“Your heart will melt.” – Twitch Film

“A must-see for any Muppet fan!” – MovieBuzzers  More »

New: Brattle Film Notes for David Cronenberg’s ‘The Brood’

New: Brattle Film Note for ‘Psycho’

Reviews for Céline Sciamma’s ‘Girlhood’

poster image for Céline Sciamma's GIRLHOOD • Exclusive Area Premiere May 8–11★★★★ “The movie captures that heady adolescent sense of time stopping and the moment mattering while standing far enough back to let us acknowledge all the pitfalls Marieme is moving too fast to see.” – Ty Burr, The Boston Globe

“One of the best coming of age movies in years!” – Eric Kohn, Indiewire

NYT Critics’ Pick “Céline Sciamma’s ‘Girlhood’ can be described (like so many movies these days) as a coming-of-age story, and it honors the genre, and its main character, with exemplary sensitivity and sympathy.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Energetic… hugely uplifting.” – Jessica Kiang, Indiewire‘s The Playlist  More »

Reviews for Bill Plympton’s “Cheatin’”

Bill Plympton's CHEATIN' • Area Premiere May 1–4, 2015“The Best Animated Movie of 2015 is Already Here!”
– Eric Kohn, Indiewire

(3½ of 4 Stars) “Bursts with dazzling metamorphoses… Plympton will be cheated if “Cheatin’” doesn’t at least get nominated for a best animated feature Oscar.”
– Peter Keough, Boston Globe

“Plympton’s most accessible and fluent feature length film.”
Hollywood Reporter

“The visuals are consistently brilliant, Plympton’s delving into human nature is unparalleled in recent animation, and the imaginative conceits that spit forth without respite are very near mind-blowing. He’s a Rube Goldberg of the psyche.”
– Brandon Judell, Huffington Post
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NEW! Film Notes for ‘Labyrinth’

Samuel L. Jackson in BIG GAME • Area Premiere June 26 – July 2

Sunshine Noir! Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway in CHINATOWN • Wed 6/10
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