Sean Burns’ reviews, interviews and essays have appeared in Philadelphia Weekly, The Improper Bostonian, Metro, The Boston Herald, Nashville Scene, Time Out New York, Philadelphia City Paper and RogerEbert.com. He stashes them all at www.splicedpersonality.com.
Set aboard a luxury yacht somewhere on the Aegean Sea, Athina Rachel Tsangari’s latest film finds six well-to-do dudes vacationing together, leading to an alpha-male competition with increasingly absurd results.
Throughout the week, IFFBoston will offer 25 narrative features, 38 documentaries and 50-something shorts. Film critic Sean Burns tells us his picks.
The re-release of Reichardt’s “River of Grass” — screening at the Brattle this weekend — is a wish-fulfillment fantasy for fans of the filmmaker’s first over-romanticized lovers-on-the-run feature.
The Coen Brothers’ new comedy “Hail, Ceasar!” may have something deeper brewing beneath its slapstick exterior.
Dorchester’s own William Monahan stepped into the director’s chair for “Mojave” — a film that both sends up and embraces every chest-beating trope in that old alpha “He-Man of Letters” tradition.
Unlucky tough guys, bad news dames, long shadows, convoluted plots and endless cigarettes are in abundance at The Brattle Theatre this month.
“There’s a reckless energy with which it lunges from one ga-ga visual flourish to another, consistency and coherence be damned,” says movie critic Sean Burns.
The brothers, who recently released “The Inhabitants,” caught the filmmaking bug early, and say they see the industry changing as more and more art-house releases head directly from festivals to video on demand.
IFFBoston and The Brattle have teamed up to bring five of this upcoming season’s most idiosyncratic and anticipated titles to town for early screenings from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Thursday, Oct. 29.
Behind the white suit and disco dance moves, “Saturday Night Fever” is a mass of grim and gritty themes. The Harvard Film Archive screens the ’70s film Monday night.