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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Film Review: “Knives Out” — Razor Sharp by Neil Giordano

At a time when Kenneth Branagh busies himself clogging up multiplexes with bombastic Agatha Christie all-star remakes, director/writer Rian Johnson revels in subversion of the genre. The pos…

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Streaming Docs — Autumn 2019 by Neil Giordano

Wondering where to find the best documentaries on digital platforms? Look no further. The post Streaming Docs — Autumn 2019 appeared first on The Arts Fuse.

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Film Review: “Parasite” — Notes from the Underclass Underground by Neil Giordano

Parasite's powerful vision of the existentially downtrodden offers equal nods to Karl Marx and Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The post Film Review: “Parasite” — Notes from the Underclass Undergro…

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Film Review: “Ad Astra” — Stoic to a Fault by Neil Giordano

An attempt to comment on contemporary masculinity, but without enough mind or matter to make much of an impact. The post Film Review: “Ad Astra” — Stoic to a Fault appeared first on Th…

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Streaming Docs: “Jawline” — The Delusion-Soaked World of Teen Internet Influencers by Neil Giordano

A Screenager Star is Born? The post Streaming Docs: “Jawline” — The Delusion-Soaked World of Teen Internet Influencers appeared first on The Arts Fuse.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Film Feature: STREAMING DOCS — Summer 2019 by Neil Giordano

What are the best new documentaries on digital platforms? Look no further. The post Film Feature: STREAMING DOCS — Summer 2019 appeared first on The Arts Fuse.

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Film Review: “The Raft” — An Illuminating Voyage by Neil Giordano

What happens when a dubious scientific experiment yields unexpected results? The post Film Review: “The Raft” — An Illuminating Voyage appeared first on The Arts Fuse.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Film Review: “Shadow” — The Magical Warrior — Given a Delicate Spin by Neil Giordano

By Neil Giordano Zhang Yimou’s return to form is a story of doubles, duplicity — and zithers. Shadow, directed by Zhang Yimou. Screening at Kendall Square Cinema, Cambridge, MA. If Chine…

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 09:54AM
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Film Feature: STREAMING DOCS — Spring 2019 by Neil Giordano

What are the best new documentaries available on digital platforms? Read on. The post Film Feature: STREAMING DOCS — Spring 2019 appeared first on The Arts Fuse.

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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Film Interview: Syrian Filmmaker Talal Derki on his Oscar-Nominated Documentary — Separating Delusions from Mythology by Neil Giordano

Syrian-Kurdish filmmaker Talal Derki on love and hate in his homeland and the “schizophrenia” of being an Oscar nominee. The post Film Interview: Syrian Filmmaker Talal Derki on his Osca…

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Film Review: “Shoplifters” — Family Life in the Lower Depths by Neil Giordano

Shoplifters is a masterpiece about the underclass that effortlessly explores emotional complexity amid moral contradictions.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Film Review: “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” — A Beautiful Day by Neil Giordano

The genius of this film is that no preaching is necessary; it makes its political point in an apolitical way, an art film that is, incidentally, didactic.

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Streaming Docs: A Super-Deluxe Midsummer Night’s Edition, 2018 by Neil Giordano

Take a break from the summer heat to catch up on the best documentaries streaming on digital platforms.

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Film Feature: IFFB 2018 — Documentary Preview by Neil Giordano

A wide-ranging slate of documentary features on display in this year’s Independent Film Festival Boston. Here’s a sampling of a few of the standout films coming up.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Film Review: “Three Identical Strangers” — at the IFFBoston by Neil Giordano

What starts off as a rollicking entertainment ends with a flourish of profundity.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Film Review: Abbas Kiarostami’s “24 Frames” — Final Photo Album by Neil Giordano

Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami's last film is made up of a series of sometimes resplendent, sometimes disappointing, images.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 04:48PM
Saturday, April 14, 2018

STREAMING DOCS: A-list Documentaries, April Edition by Neil Giordano

Where will you find the best in new documentaries? In the brave new world of digital streaming.

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Film Review: “Annihilation” — A Sci-fi Puzzle Wrapped in an Enigma by Neil Giordano

Annihilation wants to be big movie about big ideas -- what we get is small celluloid potatoes.

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