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Reviews

The Globe’s Mark Feeney previews our upcoming tribute to cinematographer Gordon Willis

“Garmes, Daniels, Toland, Alton, Coutard: These are [Gordon] Willis’s peers. In art, no less than in society, you can judge a person by the company he keeps. What each did for his own period, Willis did for the ’70s. Having helped define one decade, he’s informed subsequent decades. Maybe it’s time to bestow on him a new nickname: Prince of Decades.” – Mark Feeney, The Boston Globe. Read the article

Mellé explored unorthodox sounds for ‘The Andromeda Strain’

“Wise wanted a score devoid of conventional musical signposts, but still effectively atmospheric… Mixing synthesized and musique-concrète elements, Mellé’s score paralleled the film’s eerily antiseptic tone.” Matthew Guerrieri profiled groundbreaking electronic music composer Gil Mellé for an article in yesterday’s Sunday Globe. Read the article

Reviews for Catherine Breillat’s ‘Abuse of Weakness’

★★★½ “Huppert’s amazing performance not only masters the physical rigors and deformations of her character, but more importantly captures her cold capriciousness and the enigmatic innocence that one of Maud’s friends labels ‘perverse.’” – Peter Keough, The Boston Globe

★★★★☆ “Another fascinating entry in the director’s ongoing exploration of the sadistic and masochistic facets of human behavior.” Keith Uhlich reviews Catherine Breillat’s ABUSE OF WEAKNESS for Time Out New York: http://bit.ly/1rqiTN8

“With clinical dispassion and narrative elegance, Breillat has constructed what she calls ‘a thriller about denial.’” Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times

“A fascinating, nicely restrained look at what in retrospect was a parasitic relationship.” – Betsy Sherman, The Arts Fuse  More »

‘Rich Hill’ reviews

★★★½ “‘Rich Hill’ might fairly be called ‘Boyhood: The Documentary,’ and, not surprisingly, it offers a reality harsher than — if just as compassionate as — Richard Linklater’s dreamy time-lapse drama.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe

“A deftly detailed, compassionate portrait.” – James Verniere, Boston Herald

★★★★ “[Rich Hill] emerges as an artistic statement as multi-faceted, nuanced and hauntingly original as any of its fictional counterparts.” – Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com

“A truly moving and edifying film, Rich Hill is the type of media object that could and should be put in a time capsule for future generations.” – Katie Walsh, The Playlist

★★★½ “Frustrating, at times agonizing, the film is nonetheless dappled with a sad beauty. It’s one of the best documentaries of the year.” – Kyle Smith, New York Post  More »

Reviews for the new restoration of William Friedkin’s ‘Sorcerer’

★★★★ “Friedkin’s film maudit shows the director at his most brilliant and original.” –Peter Keough, Boston Globe

“It’s all terrified eyes boiling in stoic-faced men as mud-caked wheels skirt crumbling cliff sides, each shot like something Friedkin had to hack out of the rainforest.” – Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

“A wild movie of extraordinary faces and amazing sounds.” –Jason Solomons, The Observer  More »

‘Me and You’ reviews

“The film’s a treat to watch, with luxuriant camerawork by Fabio Cianchetti and a gorgeous, intimate score by Franco Piersanti.” –Ty Burr, Boston Globe

 NYT Critics’ Pick “Lorenzo, the bratty 14-year-old protagonist of Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Me and You,” is the quintessence of flailing adolescent angst.” –Stephen Holden, New York Times

“Me and You has the reflection and patience of age, and the fleet-footed energy of youth.” –Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine  More »

‘Hellion’ reviews

“Hellion offers a startling and memorable portrait of adolescent life in downscale East Texas suburbia, along with a white-hot breakthrough performance from teenage actor Josh Wiggins.” –Andrew O’Hehir, Salon

“A raw, honest, special film. Aaron Paul is spectacular.” –Film Threat

“‘Hellion’ radiates emotional authenticity” –Boston Herald

“Profound and powerful… In a summer of clatter and clutter, HELLION makes a racket worth noticing.” –USA Today  More »

‘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 »

‘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 »

‘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

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