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Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) confronts his brother Tim (Miles Christopher Bakshi) in DreamWorks’ “The Boss Baby.”/Photo courtesy DreamWorks Animation

Review: ‘Boss Baby’ wins laughs but little else

By Logan Meyer, A&E editor In typical DreamWorks fashion, “The Boss Baby” is an adorable, feel-good animated film fit for the family. Also in DreamWorks fashion, it is largely lacking in cinematic merit. From the get-go, the story’s narration incites confusion. Constantly jumping between his imagination and reality, Tim (Miles […]

by × March 30, 2017 × 0 comments

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Review: ‘Song to Song’ fails fans of the indie genre

Review: ‘Song to Song’ fails fans of the indie genre

Malick embarrasses the good name of the independent film and wastes the talent of his cast and the time of his viewers.

by × March 24, 2017 × 0 comments

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Review: ‘Topdog/Underdog’ is a potent, focused work

Review: ‘Topdog/Underdog’ is a potent, focused work

The existential claustrophobia at the heart of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize winner is turned up to a scorching degree.

by × March 22, 2017 × 0 comments

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Review: Disney film brings new beauty to beloved film

Review: Disney film brings new beauty to beloved film

Disney continues to roll out live-action versions of classic childhood fantasies and although most consumers know it is a plot to take our money, the money is well spent.

by × March 19, 2017 × 0 comments

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Review: ‘Grand Concourse’ comments on faith

Review: ‘Grand Concourse’ comments on faith

SpeakEasy Stage’s production entertains and delights, despite darker content.

by × March 17, 2017 × 0 comments

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DANIEL KALUUYA as Chris Washington in Universal Pictures’ “Get Out,” a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of “The Visit,” “Insidious” series and “The Gift”) and the mind of Jordan Peele.  When a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Review: “Get Out” scrutinizes racial relations

Jordan Peele’s new movie comments on racial relations in a way that makes you laugh about feeling horrible

by × March 2, 2017 × 0 comments

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Review: “Rock Dog” presents monotonous, albeit adorable journey of young musician

Review: “Rock Dog” presents monotonous, albeit adorable journey of young musician

The new animated film is light-hearted fun for the whole family.

by × February 22, 2017 × 0 comments

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Global superstar MATT DAMON is William Garin in Legendary’s “The Great Wall.” Directed by one of the most breathtaking visual stylists of our time, Zhang Yimou (“Hero,” “House of Flying Daggers”), the film tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure.  The first English-language production for Yimou is the largest film ever shot entirely in China.  “The Great Wall” also stars Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau.  It will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures.

Review: ‘The Great Wall’ is culturally insensitive

Though not exactly white-washing, ‘The Great Wall’ is still a problematic work of cinema.

by × February 16, 2017 × 0 comments

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Review: “The Atheist” questions journalistic integrity

Review: “The Atheist” questions journalistic integrity

The protagonist succeeds in angering the audience.

by × January 25, 2017 × 0 comments

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Review: Boston cast extends a hand to God

Review: Boston cast extends a hand to God

A Northeastern alum and former faculty perform onstage together at SpeakEasy Stage.

by × January 25, 2017 × 0 comments