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Reviews for ‘Burroughs: The Movie’

“Bizarrely funny… Rarely is a documentary as well attuned to its subject as Howard Brookner’s BURROUGHS, which captures as much about the life, work and sensibility of its subject as its 86 minute format allows.” – Janet Maslin, New York Times

“A wonderful biography… It offers America in the 80s a refreshingly irreverent meditation on itself.” – Village Voice

“A unique cinematic artifact, a wholly transparent visual biography of a literary giant.” – Oleg Ivanov, Slant Magazine
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New! Brattle Film Notes for ‘Naked Lunch’

‘The Babadook’ reviews

NYT Critics’ Pick “The brilliance of The Babadook, beyond Ms. Kent’s skillful deployment of the tried-and-true visual and aural techniques of movie horror, lies in its interlocking ambiguities.” – A. O. Scott, New York Times

★★★★! “One of the strongest, most effective horror films of recent years… a brilliantly designed new monster who could well become the break-out spook archetype of the decade.” – Kim Newman, Empire

★★★★★ “Expertly unsettling” – Time Out New York

★★★½ “A potent journey through the fears, anxieties, and repressed rages of motherhood.” – Ty Burr, The Boston Globe
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New! Brattle Film Notes for ‘Rome, Open City’

New! Brattle Film Note for ‘A Report on the Party and the Guests’

New! Brattle Film Notes for ‘The Women’

New! Brattle Film Notes for ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’

Reviews for Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Zero Theorem’

“The culture’s caught up to Gilliam. Everybody’s doing Orwell now. But Gilliam’s appropriation feels both aptly skeptical and unfashionably utopian.” – Wesley Morris, Grantland

“A perfect complete masterpiece… Terry Gilliam’s greatest work since BRAZIL.” – Harry Knowles, Ain’t It Cool News

“The most satisfying movie [Gilliam's] made for years.” – Philip Kemp, Total Film  More »

Reviews for ’20,000 Days on Earth’

NYT Critics’ Pick “It is as intimate and honest a portrait of a rock artist’s creative roots as any film has attempted.” –Stephen Holden, New York Times

★★★★★ “The film conceals as much as it reveals, and its beauty is that it pretends to do nothing else. It embraces a mystery and protects it, and it’s thrilling to behold.” – Dave Calhoun, Time Out London

★★★★☆ “A beguiling vision of a musician considering the meaning of his own art.” – Ed Frankl, CineVue  More »

‘The Congress’ reviews

Robin Wright stars in THE CONGRESS • Exclusive Boston Area Premiere September 5–11, 2014“An ambitiously trippy and compulsively watchable dystopian saga.” – Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

“One of the most startling uses of the medium to come along in years… [a] spectacular achievement, an ode to wonders of cinematic invention.” – Eric Kohn, IndieWire

“Ari Folman’s genre mash-up ‘The Congress’ could use a freakier title, something either more appealing or appalling to go with the weird, sometimes wonderful visions flowing through it.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times  More »

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