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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 …

A Modern Day Tower of “Babel”

ongoing First off, you can’t call Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett the stars of "Babel." Yes, you find out eventually, the events that take place across the world are linked however spuriously to them. But they have minimal screen time – or at least not dominant screen time. This movie, …

Oh God! I’m Gonna Be Sick! Wait, Now I’m Laughing …

 Sat. May 19 Sometimes, a stroke of programming genius is just handed to you. The Brattle Theatre’s Ned Hinkle must have felt that way after Quentin Tarrantino’s "Grindhouse" opened to rave reviews and boffo box office. (Well, actually, we think the box office was less boffo than people thought it …

U2: In Your Face At Almost All Times

Saturdays  It's U2 this and U2 that as U2 promotes its latest CD, "No Line on the Horizon." And, so, its is only natural – and good marketing – for the New England Aquairium IMAX Theatre to bring back last year's hit concert movie, "U23D."  (They did it before the Jonas …