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What Happens After Life? What Do We Think About It Now? Richard Tilkin’s “Aside From That” Explores the Big Issues … at the Boston Film Festival Sunday Sept. 20

Boston-area film-maker Richard Tilkin decided he wanted to make a documentary about a subject everyone virtually avoids at all cost: The inevitability of leaving this mortal coil. How do we regard our life knowing that – but not dwelling upon it? How does what we think happens after death affect …

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Birdman: Following The Superhero Actor’s Trajectory

I had expected Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman to be a little on the nose as far as following the career of Michael Keaton. I was pleasantly surprised to find out this was not the case. Keaton has continued to act and be successful since his Batman of 1989, and remains …

Sci-Fi New Wave: 30 years down the line

Mon. Nov. 13 Before there was HAL from "2001: A Space Odyssey," there was the monotone voice of Alpha 60 in Jean-Luc Godard’s 1965 film "Alphaville." It’s not an easy day at the cinema. We have an intergalactic secret agent, Lemmy Caution, (Is this where Motorhead’s Lemmy took his name?) …

Porn With Attitude, Good Attitude

 Sat. May 5 Honesty being rather important in this line of work, we should say we’re friends of Kim Airs – and have been so long before she opened her sexuality boutique, Grand Opening! in Coolidge Corner. (We knew her when she was in academia, but that’s all we’ll say …

Juno and Her Baby … A Different Sort of Teen Pregnancy

ongoing Is "Juno" – which attained hip cachet first and then scored big with a boatload of Oscar nominations – "a coming-of-age movie made with idiosyncratic charm and not a single false note," as the New Yorker's David Denby writes. Almost. Maybe, times are different now, but when I was in …