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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 …

War is a Bore, and Then It is Not

Friday, Nov. 3 One of the reasons to be cheerful you live in the Boston environs (if you care about art, and why would you be reading this if you didn’t?) is Harvard Film Archive, which offers a series of movies you just would not find anywhere else. Call ’em …

Still Crazy After All These Years

Mon. April 16 We saw Stanley Kubrick’s "A Clockwork Orange" when we were in our teens and we were genuinely shocked. (We’d yet to read Anthony Burgess’s novel on which it’s based.) There was the futuristic mix of sex and sadism, characters who reveled in pure evil – "ultra-violence" – …

It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Monday Oct. 29  You have an off-night between Halloween celebrations, but still want to stay in the, uh, mood? Check out the Coolidge Corner Theatre’s "Science on Screen" entry Monday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. It’s Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s "Pulse (Kairo)," which was made in 2001 tells this tale: A group …