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Return of the Grindhouse: THE CREEPER (aka RITUALS) • Sunday 7/29 at 9:30

Film Reviews and Press

Film Notes: “Disoriented Drives: Intimacy and Distance in Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo'”

Reviews for ‘The Green Fog’

“Eerie, witty, and unexpectedly moving.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe

“The work of a sensibility as impish as it is scholarly, animated by a mischievous sense of the medium’s possibilities.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“First and foremost, ‘The Green Fog’ is a marvel of film scholarship that looks backward and forward from the Hitchcock masterpiece.” – Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times

“The Green Fog fairly closely follows the structure of Hitchcock’s film; achieving that in itself is some sort of accomplishment. However, it’s not so much an assemblage as it is a conjuring.” – Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice

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Film Notes: “Finding Connections in Kieslowski’s ‘Three Colors: Red'”

Film Notes: “Rated X By An All White Jury: ‘The Legacy of Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song'”

Reviews for ‘Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song’

★★★★½ “A cinematic fusillade melding gonzo humor and guerrilla filmmaking tactics, Melvin Van Peebles’s Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song is at once an intellectual enterprise and a communal rallying cry.” – Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine

“For a while, Van Peebles’ ragged magnum opus of rage was the most successful indie of all time, and tapped into cultural vein as well as a creative wellspring. It’s a revolutionary movie in more ways than one.” – David Fear, Rolling Stone

“This sulphurous nightmare of racial paranoia and revenge eclipses even ‘Reservoir Dogs’ in evoking a world of infinite seaminess, injustice and cruelty.” – Stephen Holden, New York Times

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Cambridge Day: “‘Trois Couleurs’: Kieślowski vied for an Oscar with intertwined tales of Blue, White and Red”

Reviews for Lucrecia Martel’s ‘Zama’

★★★★ “Some movies unfold as dreams; ‘Zama’ dances us playfully toward the edge of nightmare and then asks us to open our eyes.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe

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

“There’s absolutely nothing else like it in theaters this year, which I mean as both a hearty endorsement and a necessary forewarning.” – David Sims, The Atlantic

“This is one of the most atmospheric and transporting films I’ve seen all year, and also one of the best.” – Justin Chang, NPR
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Film Notes: “Visions of America: The Political Horrors of David Cronenberg’s ‘The Dead Zone'”

Brattle Theatre Wins Best of Boston 2018 – Best Indie Cinema

We are pleased to announce that the Brattle has been selected as Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston® 2018 – Best Indie Cinema, citing our 65 year history and highlighting some recent headlining events. Read the complete announcement after the jump…
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Reviews for ‘King of Hearts’

“A funny and touching experience.” – New York Times

“A surrealistic jewel of a comedy which you realize, when you can catch your breath between laughs, has made the case for the sanity of the lunatics and the madness of the war-waging sane.” – Charles Champlin, Los Angeles Times

“De Broca delivers potent satire in a manner both skilful and charming.” – Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film
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