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Film Reviews and Press

Reviews for ‘Endless Poetry’

endless-poetry-poster-1-small★★★★ “There is probably more visual genius in these two films than most filmmakers have come up with in an entire career.” – Peter Keough, Boston Globe

Grade: A “Jodorowsky contemplates mortality with as much power and insight as perhaps anyone before him.” – James Verniere, Boston Herald

“Loopy, irreverent, and more intensely personal than anything its mystic creator has invented before.” – Aaron Hillis, The Village Voice

“Mr. Jodorowsky, at 88, shows the irrepressible energy of a man who is just getting started.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times
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Brattle Film Notes: Five Hollywood Movies on Antisemitism

Life Is a Beach: ‘The Beaches of Agnès’

Reviews for ‘In the Heat of the Night’

in-the-heat-of-the-night-poster-1a“It’s a stylish performance from Poitier and an honest, intelligent contribution from Steiger.” – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

“The film’s dutiful thriller mechanics are far less important than its politics – it has passed the test of time more for the small gestures and the iconic lines of dialogue.” – David Jenkins, Little While Lies

“It’s a pleasure, all too rare, to watch two splendid actors pitted against each other with equal force.” – Wanda Hale, New York Daily News

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Brattle Film Notes: ‘Monterey Pop’

Reviews for ‘The Little Hours’

the-little-hours-poster-1-small“You’re in for a good time.” – Indiewire

“Hysterically funny.” – Screencrush

“It is trash. Pure Trash.” – The Catholic League

“Crudely hilarious and bluntly satiric.” – Peter Keough, Boston Globe

“A terrific, low-budget surprise in a summer of big league disappointments.” – James Verniere, Boston Herald

“The performances are to be savored, with the three stars doing great work despite the constraints of their clothing.” – Betsy Sherman, The Arts Fuse

UPDATE: We’ve added 3 more shows on Thursday… THE LITTLE HOURS will now show at 3:30, 5:30, 7:30 & 9:30 on closing night!

The Brattle’s premiere engagement of THE LITTLE HOURS opens Friday, July 7 – trailer, showtimes, and tickets after the jump…
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Reviews for ‘Stalker’

STALKER_poster_original“Andrei Tarkovsky’s epic inquiry into freedom and faith presents an arduous journey for the spectator, but conjures up its own mystical universe with majestic conviction.” – Total Film

“Tarkovsky’s finest work.” – The Guardian

“Tarkovsky realizes the allegorical tale with an overwhelming density of visual detail; the riot and clash of textures…form a frenzied vocabulary and lend the film the torrential inner force of Dostoyevskian rhetoric.” – The New Yorker

“A vision of pure magic.” – Time Out
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Brattle Film Notes: Bonnets, Guns and Trails: Westerns Made by Women

The classic imagination of the Western is decidedly masculine, with an iconography pretty much dominated by the male presence. Yet, women directors made and are still making Westerns. As we celebrate the classics and the lesser-knowns of the genre in our repertory series A Fistful of Spaghetti Westerns, we also want to talk about women directors and their Westerns.  More »

Brattle Film Notes: Finding the Hero’s Journey in ‘Death Rides A Horse’

Brattle Film Notes: The Issues of Genre in ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’

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