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REVIEW: Everything is Established

June 21, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Jeannette de Beauvoir We’re told at the beginning of the play that everything is established–but then spend the next hour finding out that nothing really is, in this season-opener by the Harbor Stage Company. Written by Hannah Kenah, the play centers around four characters, one of which never appears…and [...]

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Home Movies

June 14, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

Short Documentaries Focus on New England at Film Fest by Steve Desroches For those who live in the region it sometimes takes a trip afar to recognize the customs, culture and folkways that make New England distinct and unique. Or the focus of a documentarian’s camera lens can illustrate that [...]

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A Full Circle Rainbow

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by Steve Desroches Documentaries on LGBT History With 1969 generally marked as the beginning of the modern movement for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, we’re nearing the half century mark, which provides both distance and the need for further examination and documentation of LGBT history. Over [...]

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Complex Characters

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The Cinema of Sofia Coppola by Rebecca M. Alvin  A man drives his car in circles. Then he goes to a party at his house and is entertained by twin strippers who methodically go about their pole dance routine while he watches from the bed in Somewhere. Images of a [...]

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Not for the Faint of Heart

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Sebastian Junger and Hell on Earth by Rebecca M. Alvin It’s no surprise that in the past two years there have been a lot of documentaries about Syria released. Many are made by Syrian filmmakers themselves, such as the haunting first-person account of life in Aleppo at the start of [...]

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It’s Just A Movie

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Jaws and the Seduction of Fear by Steve Desroches Swimming in the ocean became an entirely different affair after 1975.  For some, even going in a lake or a swimming pool at night became traumatic.  As soon as you’re out over your head your toes curl, you head darts from [...]

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