Brian Miller

Das during his wandering years in India.

One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das Runs Fri., June 7–Thurs.,

One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das Runs Fri., June 7–Thurs., June 13 at Northwest Film Forum. Not rated. 72 minutes. It’s easy to… Continue reading

Das during his wandering years in India.
Opposites attract? Brosnan and Dyrholm.Doane Gregory/Sony Pictures Classics

Love Is All You Need Opens Fri., May 24 at Seven Gables

Love Is All You Need Opens Fri., May 24 at Seven Gables & Meridian. Rated R. 110 minutes. Philip and Ida, who meet cute at… Continue reading

Opposites attract? Brosnan and Dyrholm.Doane Gregory/Sony Pictures Classics
I recently learned from science—meaning The New York Times—that during the millennia

I recently learned from science—meaning The New York Times—that during the millennia

I recently learned from science—meaning The New York Times—that during the millennia it took us to domesticate wolves into dogs, our genome co-evolved in the… Continue reading

I recently learned from science—meaning The New York Times—that during the millennia
Watch out for the sharks!

Kon-Tiki Opens Fri., May 17 at Harvard Exit. Rated PG-13. 101 minutes.

Kon-Tiki Opens Fri., May 17 at Harvard Exit.
Rated PG-13. 101 minutes. How many filmmakers today, apart from Werner Herzog, would drift across the South Pacific… Continue reading

Watch out for the sharks!
Quaid's salesman is undone by ambition. Hooman Bahrani/Sony Pictures Classics

At Any Price Opens Fri., May 17 at Pacific Place and Sundance

At Any Price Opens Fri., May 17 at Pacific Place and Sundance Cinemas. Rated R. 105 minutes. The cycle of teeny-bop pop stars is so… Continue reading

Quaid's salesman is undone by ambition. Hooman Bahrani/Sony Pictures Classics
Looking for new recruits to the community: de La Baume as Djuna.Magnolia Pictures

Kiss of the Damned Opens Fri., May 10 at Harvard Exit. Rated

Kiss of the Damned Opens Fri., May 10 at Harvard Exit. 
Rated R. 97 minutes. Some vampires are new (Twilight), some vampires are old (Nosferatu),… Continue reading

Looking for new recruits to the community: de La Baume as Djuna.Magnolia Pictures
Mulligan and DiCaprio.

My yellowed high-school paperback of The Great Gatsby runs only 182 pages.

My yellowed high-school paperback of The Great Gatsby runs only 182 pages. Baz Luhrmann’s lavish new 3-D adaptation demands 142 minutes to tell. I mention… Continue reading

Mulligan and DiCaprio.

The Source Family Opens Fri., May 3 at SIFF Film Center. Not

The Source Family Opens Fri., May 3 at SIFF Film Center. 
Not rated. 98 minutes. We know how this story is supposed to end, and… Continue reading

Diop and Corbet make for an unlikely couple.Joe Anderson/IFC Sundance Selects

Simon Killer Runs Fri., May 3–Thurs., May 9 at Northwest Film Forum.

Simon Killer Runs Fri., May 3–Thurs., May 9 
at Northwest Film Forum. 
Not rated. 105 minutes. There are interesting movie sociopaths, and there are the… Continue reading

Diop and Corbet make for an unlikely couple.Joe Anderson/IFC Sundance Selects
Hernandez as the immobile voyager.Cinema Guild

Night Across the Street Runs Fri., April 26–Thurs., May 2 at Northwest

Night Across the Street Runs Fri., April 26–Thurs., May 2 at Northwest Film Forum. Not rated.
110 Minutes. Billed as the last completed film by Raul… Continue reading

Hernandez as the immobile voyager.Cinema Guild
Marirosa and Aldo Ballo, pictured in the early ’70s.

Oversized glossy magazines, often imported from Europe, once offered huge photo spreads

Oversized glossy magazines, often imported from Europe, once offered huge photo spreads of the latest fashions, architecture, home furnishings, and design. They were look books,… Continue reading

Marirosa and Aldo Ballo, pictured in the early ’70s.
One of several teens in the serially plotted Pavilion.pavilionfilm.com

Pavilion Runs Fri., April 19–Thurs., April 25 at Northwest Film Forum. Not

Pavilion Runs Fri., April 19–Thurs., April 25 at Northwest Film Forum. Not rated. 
72 minutes. Remember Slacker? Think all the way back to 1991, when… Continue reading

One of several teens in the serially plotted Pavilion.pavilionfilm.com
Bill Ritchie’s No. 21, based on the song (or Joyce poem) of the same number.

Apart from children’s exhibits, there’s usually a prohibition against touching anything at

Apart from children’s exhibits, there’s usually a prohibition against touching anything at a museum. And to take anything would be a crime. Yet both the… Continue reading

Bill Ritchie’s No. 21, based on the song (or Joyce poem) of the same number.
Dr. Elizabeth (Dawson) and the purloined Goya.

Trance Opens Fri., April 12 at Guild 45th and other theaters. Rated

Trance Opens Fri., April 12 at Guild 45th and other theaters. Rated R. 104 minutes. Hypnosis is a hoary old plot device at the movies.… Continue reading

Dr. Elizabeth (Dawson) and the purloined Goya.
Happier in memory: Affleck and Kurylenko.

To the Wonder Opens Fri., April 12 at Egyptian. Rated R. 113

To the Wonder Opens Fri., April 12 at Egyptian. 
Rated R. 113 minutes. Though booed at its Venice Film Festival premiere, Terrence Malick’s To the… Continue reading

Happier in memory: Affleck and Kurylenko.
Huard as the ultra-fertile David.Entertainment One

Starbuck Opens Fri., April 12 at Sundance Cinemas and Lincoln Square. Rated

Starbuck Opens Fri., April 12 at Sundance Cinemas and Lincoln Square. Rated R. 108 minutes. Who doesn’t love children? And more children means more love,… Continue reading

Huard as the ultra-fertile David.Entertainment One

Gimme the Loot Opens Fri., April 12 at Varsity. Not rated. 81

Gimme the Loot Opens Fri., April 12 at Varsity. 
Not rated. 81 minutes. As they complain about HBO’s Girls today, as people have long complained… Continue reading

Nuns depart for Peru, before dropping their old attire.Sisters of Mercy Arhives

Band of Sisters Runs Fri., April 12–Thurs., April 18 at Northwest Film

Band of Sisters Runs Fri., April 12–Thurs., April 18 
at Northwest Film Forum. 
Not rated. 88 minutes. The new pope grabs the headlines, but what… Continue reading

Nuns depart for Peru, before dropping their old attire.Sisters of Mercy Arhives
Courtesy Pavel Zoubok Gallery

Take my money! Why won’t you take my money? In case you

Take my money! Why won’t you take my money? In case you haven’t noticed, our economy is moving to a frictionless, cashless system. We pay… Continue reading

Courtesy Pavel Zoubok Gallery
From left: Mailman, Mauboy, Tapsell, and Sebbens TK.Lisa Tomasetti/Weinstein Co.

The Sapphires Opens Fri. April 5 at Seven Gables. Rated PG-13. 99

The Sapphires Opens Fri. April 5 at Seven Gables. Rated PG-13. 99 minutes. There’s no other way to describe this Australian movie: Dreamgirls meets Rabbit-Proof… Continue reading

From left: Mailman, Mauboy, Tapsell, and Sebbens TK.Lisa Tomasetti/Weinstein Co.