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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Film Review: “High Life” — Messy, Earthy Existentialism, In Outer Space by Peg Aloi

In space, no one can hear you go extinct. The post Film Review: “High Life” — Messy, Earthy Existentialism, In Outer Space appeared first on The Arts Fuse.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Film Preview: At Somerville Theatre — Fake Bands, Real Good Movies by Peg Aloi

Most of the films selected will be shown in 35mm, making the visual experience as invigorating to watch as the music will be to listen to. The post Film Preview: At Somerville Theatre — F…

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Film Review: “The Wind” — Horror on the Prairie by Peg Aloi

The Wind explores the fears that beset even strong, capable women stuck struggling for survival without community or social contact. The post Film Review: “The Wind” — Horror on the Pr…

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

WATCH CLOSELY: “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” — Coming of Age Cauldron by Peg Aloi

The series presents plausible, relatable social situations within a weird, dark, quasi-magical framework. The post WATCH CLOSELY: “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” — Coming of Age Cauld…

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Film Review: “Hail Satan?” — Fighting Evil by Peg Aloi

These satanists are far less concerned with organizing decadent ceremonies (though there is a fair bit of that, and it’s thrilling to behold) than they are with exposing corruption and hyp…

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Film Review: “Transit” — Europe’s Unburied Past by Peg Aloi

In Transit, Christian Petzold explores why the ghosts of Europe’s troubled past are stirring once more. The post Film Review: “Transit” — Europe’s Unburied Past appeared first on …

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Film Review: A Pair of “Suspirias” Square off at The Brattle Theater by Peg Aloi

Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria is a landscape of the shadowy feminine, steeped in ancient magic, willful evil, and the cyclical round-de-lay of death and rebirth. The post Film Review: A Pair of…

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Film Review: 5 Women Filmmakers — A Sampling of the Superb by Peg Aloi

This is a finely-selected sampling of what some accomplished women filmmakers offered in 2018. The post Film Review: 5 Women Filmmakers — A Sampling of the Superb appeared first on The Art…

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Film Homage: Stanley Donen is Why You Love the Movies by Peg Aloi

On an elemental level, Stanley Donen’s films epitomize what we think of when we think of the best of Hollywood cinema. The post Film Homage: Stanley Donen is Why You Love the Movies appear…

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

WATCH CLOSELY: “True Detective” — Mysteries of Mind and Soul by Peg Aloi

This season of True Detective explores the figure of the cop as a permanently haunted man. The post WATCH CLOSELY: “True Detective” — Mysteries of Mind and Soul appeared fi…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

WATCH CLOSELY: The Dark Depths of “Russian Doll” by Peg Aloi

Russian Doll is television made to be savored. The post WATCH CLOSELY: The Dark Depths of “Russian Doll” appeared first on The Arts Fuse.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Film Review: “Arctic” — An Icy Thriller by Peg Aloi

Arctic avoids existential symbolism for the sake of expressing authentic emotions, most of them thanks to Mads Mikkelsen’s performance, a quiet tour de force. The post Film Review: “…

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

WATCH CLOSELY: Ted Bundy, Archetypal Sociopath by Peg Aloi

What is admirable about Conversations with a Killer is that it is as compelling an exploration of the monster's victims as it is of Ted Bundy. The post WATCH CLOSELY: Ted Bundy, Archetypal …

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Film Preview: The Brattle Theatre’s Dead of Winter — Time for Tales of the Beast by Peg Aloi

These films will no doubt raise your spirits in the dead of winter. The post Film Preview: The Brattle Theatre’s Dead of Winter — Time for Tales of the Beast appeared first on Th…

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Film Review: “Cold War” — Love, Etched by Art by Peg Aloi

Cold War is a timeless story of romantic love, and its persistence in the face of upheaval. The post Film Review: “Cold War” — Love, Etched by Art appeared first on The Art…

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Film Review: “Destroyer” — A Jolting Ride by Peg Aloi

This hardscrabble crime thriller is also a powerfully subtle character study.

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Monday, January 7, 2019

WATCH CLOSELY: New and Old Spring Shows Worth Being Excited About by Peg Aloi

Here is what a smart, savvy viewer who likes high-quality entertainment is looking forward to on TV this year.

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

WATCH CLOSELY: Sabrina’s Solstice, and Other Dark Seasonal Gems by Peg Aloi

Where do you go once you’ve watched the classic Xmas films? Some suggestions.

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Film Review: “Ben is Back” — Raising an Addict by Peg Aloi

Films like Ben is Back will not foster an understanding of how drug addiction ravages the lives of the poor, the incarcerated, the uneducated, and the less fortunate.

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Film Review: “Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes” — Media Mogul, Serial Sociopath by Peg Aloi

This blistering new documentary manages to offer a fairly balanced portrait of a man who, at the end of his life, was widely demonized.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Film Review: “Becoming Astrid” — An Ode to Perseverance by Peg Aloi

This is one of the year’s most heartwarming films; not sentimental, but projecting a profound sense of resilient joy at its heart.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

WATCH CLOSELY: Orson Welles — “The Other Side of the Wind” by Peg Aloi

The Other Side of the Wind may inspire brooding melancholy in some, but it’s also pretty damned fine.

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Friday, November 23, 2018

WATCH CLOSELY: The Coen Brothers and the Enchanting Western by Peg Aloi

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs demonstrates the Coens’ consummate skill for reinventing classic genre tropes, dovetailing deep affection with inspired re-interpretation.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Film Remembrance: William Goldman — Master Storyteller, Hollywood Legend by Peg Aloi

William Goldman was known as a consummate Hollywood insider, who nevertheless maintained a reputation as a literary-minded purveyor of exceptional cinema.

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Monday, November 5, 2018

WATCH CLOSELY: “Manaic” — A Deliriously Clever Futuristic Fable by Peg Aloi

Maniac is mind-bending entertainment that's also an invitation to muse on infinite possibilities.

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

WATCH CLOSELY: Hallowe’en Horror From Your Couch by Peg Aloi

A handpicked list of cinematic horror gems for you to watch over the next 26 days.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Film Review: “Madeline’s Madeline” — Creative Intensity by Peg Aloi

Indie filmmaker Josephine Decker has come up with a brilliant showcase for Helena Howard, whose performance is electrifying.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Film Review: “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood” — Gentleman, Hustler by Peg Aloi

The film is full of salacious details from Hollywood’s heyday, but it is also a tender look at an elderly man whose current existence would be seen by many as difficult.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

WATCH CLOSELY: Netflix’s “Dark” — Childhood Horrors, Revisited by Peg Aloi

Dark is not a German version of Stranger Things; its historical vision is distinctive.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Film Review: “Nico, 1988” — Decay of a Counterculture Star by Peg Aloi

Nico, 1988 lays bare the ravaged body and brooding soul of a woman who may yet be remembered as among the most iconic musicians of the twentieth century.

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Friday, August 10, 2018

WATCH CLOSELY: “A Very English Scandal” — All You Need Is Love by Peg Aloi

The most compelling reason to tune in to this series is the jaw-droppingly great cast, led by Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw.

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