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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Shelter’ Is Captivating And Depressing In Equal Measure

Film: Shelter Starring: Anthony Mackie, Jennifer Connelly Directed by: Paul Bettany Paul Bettany’s first feature behind the camera, Shelter, is without a doubt one of 2015’s most depressing new films. It’s a heartbreaking look at life on the streets and the relationships shared by those who have no place to call home, as well as […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Mend’ Is Life, Warts And All

Film: The Mend Starring: Josh Lucas, Stephen Plunkett, Mickey Sumner Directed By: John Magary “You got a hairball, bro!” Mat (Josh Lucas), the hedonistic drifter brother of Alan (Stephen Plunkett), screams at his sibling in the heat of a physical quarrel. They’ve had just about enough of each other. The binge they’ve been on subsides […]

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First Trailer For ’The Witch’ Will Scare The Sh*t Out Of You

Ever since its premiere at Sundance in January, Robert Eggers’ directorial debut The Witch has been a hot title amongst horror hounds. Early reports from the iconic film festival claimed the film was paralyzing, terrifying, and completely unnerving, which is exactly what genre fans long to hear. Today the first trailer for the film came […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘I Believe In Unicorns’ Showcases Young Love

Film: I Believe In Unicorns Starring: Natalia Dyer, Peter Vack Directed by: Leah Meyerhoff With whim and creativity to spare, I Believe In Unicorns may be the most innovative coming-of-age film you see all year. Davina (Natalia Dyer) is a lonely teen girl who spends her days going to school, fantasizing about unicorns, and taking […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Welcome To Me’ Is Kristen Wiig At Her Best

Film: Welcome To Me Starring: Kristen Wiig, Wes Bentley Directed by: Shira Piven As if you needed another reason to love Kristen Wiig. Welcome To Me may be the definition of an offbeat movie. Both hilarious and heartbreaking, the film tells the tale of a mentally unwell woman who uses her lottery winnings to purchase […]

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Independent Film Festival Boston 2015 – Day 5: ‘In Transit’ And ‘The Primary Instinct’

Day five at the 13th Annual Independent Film Festival Boston was filled with storytelling, in the classical sense. Albert Maysles’ final directorial effort (he passed away last month), In Transit, and David Chen’s The Primary Instinct went on to further the fest’s overlying theme of “Gather ‘Round,” with both films telling important stories to a […]

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Independent Film Festival Boston – Day 1: ‘The End Of The Tour’

Last night kicked off the 13th Annual Independent Film Festival Boston at Somerville Theater. People were lining up in droves to be able to see director James Ponsoldt’s (The Spectacular Now) new project that premiered at Sundance, The End of the Tour. Once everyone filed into the massive main auditorium, the fest’s Executive Director, Brian […]

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The 6 Must-See Films Of IFF Boston 2015

Another week of important cinema is nigh! Wednesday, April 22 marks the beginning of Independent Film Festival Boston‘s 2015 fest. Per usual with UTG, we wanted to let our readers know what films we are most excited for in the upcoming fest. Just under 100 films are playing between April 22 and 29. Unfortunately, we […]

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Independent Film Festival Boston Unveils Full 2015 Film Lineup

The full film list for IFF Boston 2015 has been revealed. In a newsletter to supporters and previous attendees on March 31, Independent Film Festival Boston revealed their opening & closing night films as well as their full narrative and documentary feature lineup. All of their films will play between April 22 and April 29. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Sex Ed’ Is The Best Comedy Of The Fall

Film: Sex Ed Starring: Haley Joel Osment, Laura Harring Directed by: Isaac Feder Topping off a year-plus run of great supporting roles in several underrated indie gems, Haley Joel Osment is back in the spotlight with a hilarious new film called Sex Ed. Hollywood contains a long history of finding humor by showcasing children behaving […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Memphis’ Croons About The Search For Creativity

Film: Memphis Starring: Willis Earl Beal Directed by: Tim Sutton Memphis is visual poetry, plain and simple. With his second feature, filmmaker Tim Sutton has delivered a beautiful and enthralling portrait of a young musician struggling to find something to believe in. He’s a songwriter on the verge of achieving what should be his wildest […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘God Help the Girl’ Is A Melancholy Music Drama About Emotional Issues

Film: God Help the Girl Starring: Emily Browning, Hannah Murray, Olly Alexander Directed by: Stuart Murdoch Using music to avoid and/or get over emotional problems in life has played an integral part in musical cinema in the past and present. Whether it was a loner with headphones on or a longhaired Slayer fan bouncing through the […]