boston underground film festival

Boston Underground Film Festival 2016: ‘Blood Of The Tribades,’ ‘MAD,’ and ‘Chasing Banksy’

Film: Chasing Bansky Directed by: Frank Henenlotter Starring: Anthony Sneed How far would you go to pilfer a piece of art? Would you steal that item for financial gain or otherwise? Chasing Banksy‘s conceit is pretty simple. Based on a true story, Brooklyn artist Anthony Sneed saw massive gains in stealing an original Banksy piece […]

Boston Underground Film Fest 2016: ‘Kill Your Friends’ and ‘Little Sister’

Film: Kill Your Friends Starring: Ed Skrein, Nicholas Hoult, Rosanna Arquette Directed by: Owen Harris Music industry satires seem to be a semi-popular thing to do today. Vinyl, the Scorsese-produced HBO show, is now in its fifth or sixth week of characters doing cocaine and bumping into famous bands. While Kill Your Friends doesn’t go […]

Boston Underground Film Fest 2016 – Day 1: ‘The Lure’

Opening night at Boston Underground Film Festival is always a jovial, if not transformative, experience at the movies. The first night that I attended there in 2014, I got to see Sion Sono’s Why Don’t You Play in Hell? Which resulted in all of my preconceptions about the festival’s programming being shattered. Seeing the new […]

Let’s get weird: Our 5 most anticipated films at Boston Underground Film Festival 2016

Some may regard Christmas as “the most wonderful time of the year,” but I save that kind of praise for the beautiful months of March and April. Why? Because in Boston, these months are filled with film farther than the eye can see. And first off, from March 23-27, we have the 18th incarnation of […]

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 […]

BUFF 2014 Review: ‘Blue Ruin’

Film: Blue Ruin Starring: Macon Blair Directed by: Jeremy Saulnier A man taking revenge on the person who murdered his parents whilst overcoming violent obstacles to get to his objective, sounds a bit familiar right? Good thing Blue Ruin is a rare film that can play off of those well-known revenge-thriller tropes while also giving […]

BUFF 2014 Review: ‘American Jesus’

Film: American Jesus Directed by: Aram Garriga Genre: Documentary America was founded on the phrase ‘In God We Trust,’ but how one defines that God and their relationship to him/her/it was left open to interpretation. Freedom of religion is a cornerstone of who we are as a nation, and over the centuries since our founding the […]

You Need To See The NSFW Short ‘Are We Not Cats’

March is my favorite month of the year for several reasons. First, UTG celebrates its birthday in March. Second, I’m usually at SXSW during the time of said anniversary and SXSW is awesome. Third is my most anticipated event of each year, The Boston Underground Film Festival. Last year, the 2013 installment of the Boston […]

UTG LIST: 5 Must-See Films Of The Boston Underground Film Festival

Since its inception, the Boston Underground Film Festival has been the go-to destination in New England for all things weird, scary, strange, or extreme in the world of film. Now in its fifteenth year, BUFF remains as surreal a festival as anyone could hope to find, and that is just the way it needs to […]

UTG INTERVIEW: Boston Underground Film Festival

Taking place this weekend at the Brattle Theater in Cambridge, MA, the fourteenth annual Boston Underground Film Festival is the latest in what has become one of America’s finest explorations into the bizarre, insane, and completely absurd. Founded by David Kleiler in 1998, the festival boasts an extended weekend full of features, shorts, ande special […]