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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 …

Everyone’s Buddy

Thurs. July 12 Our Buddy Cianci story. We were in Providence working on a rock ‘n’ roll piece, and, returning late to our hotel parking garage, when we ran into Cianci in the lobby, headed to the elevator. (This was before Buddy was in jail, a few years ago.) We couldn’t help …

Taxi Driver: Morality Gone Bad on the Big Screen

Mon. March 3 "You talkin’ to me?" Maybe that’s a different generation’s "We’ll always have Paris." It was back in 1976 that we first heard Robert De Niro, as disturbed taxi driver Travis Bickle, utter that line (several times, actually), and we’ve seen "Taxi Driver" play out on the small …