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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 …

Donnie Darko: Explained to you?

Oct.9 How many times have you been watching a movie and wondering: "Did that just happen or was that only a hallucination in the character’s mind?" Increasingly more so, these days, as the lines blur. "Donnie Darko," a cult hit starring Jake Gyllenhall,returns to the Coolidge Corner Theatre where it …

How much can you take? Bad movies, all night long …

Sat. Feb. 17 We’re pretty certain there are more than a few Ph.D dissertations on schlock and why we (sometimes) love it. Schlock music, schlock novels, schlock music. Stuff that’s so bad it’s good. There are probably lengthy discussions as to whether the creators of certain schlock knew they were …

The Horror! The Horror! (In Coolidge Corner)

Sat. Oct. 27 – Sun. Oct 28  How much gore, how much pure evil, how much shock and horror can you handle? We’re talking cinematically, of course. In real life, the answer is: None. But on film … well, we grew up as a big fan of "Last House on …