Review: A Quiet Passion

A fictional account of Emily Dickinson’s life screens at The Broad Theater
There's something uniquely sorrowful about any great artist who doesn't find recognition during her lifetime. Then there's Emily Dickinson, who ranks among the greatest American...

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Review: Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Richard Gere stars as a go-between
Israeli filmmaker Joseph Cedar has a gift for extracting relatable and dramatically compelling stories from the hidden depths of Jewish culture. Remarkably, his 2011 film...

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Review: The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki

An award-winning, unconventional film about boxing screens at the Broad
There's a section of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival outside the main competition called Un Certain Regard. Translated literally as "a certain view," this section was created...

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Review: Graduation

The film opens at Chalmette Movies May 5
What constitutes "realistic" in the cinematic world of today? Gritty crime stories often are described as realistic, but so are indie dramas that capture the...

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Review: Personal Shopper

Kristen Stewart stars in the French horror film
Ghost stories and French art films don't typically coexist in the mind of the modern moviegoer. But that doesn't stop award-winning writer/director Olivier Assayas (Summer...

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Review: The Lost City of Z

James Gray's drama about the discovery of a lost ancient Amazonian city
Who says they don't make movies like they used to? Writer-director James Gray's The Lost City of Z not only recalls the grand historical epics...

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Review: I Called Him Morgan

A documentary about jazz prodigy Lee Morgan screens at Zeitgeist
Jazz musicians with extraordinary natural talent often rise rapidly to the top of their field. Then there are artists like trumpet player and composer Lee...

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Review: revenge and forgiveness in Land of Mine

A Danish film about German POWs after World War II
Maybe it's the ongoing refugee crisis or the ever-present threat of terrorism across Europe. Whatever the inspiration, European filmmakers continually return to the immediate aftermath...

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Review: In Apprentice, a prison guard becomes the executioner’s assistant

The absorbing prison drama opens March 31
There has been no shortage of first-rate films examining the death penalty in recent decades, from Errol Morris' groundbreaking documentary The Thin Blue Line to...

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Review: Kiki revisits New York ball scenes

The documentary screens at Zeitgeist
There's no medium like documentary film for bringing little-known subcultures out of the shadows and into the light of an unsuspecting world. More than 25...

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    Review: A Quiet Passion

    Terence Davies finds art in the imagined life of Emily Dickinson.
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    Shotgun Cinema presents experimental film program Saturday night

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    Sen. John Neely Kennedy calls for work requirement for many Medicaid recipients

    Kennedy mentioned the problems of unemployed oil patch workers and Louisiana flood victims, but stopped short of exempting them from the work requirement.
    • May 16, 2017
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