The Best Movies of 2021

In 2020, I joined the Boston Online Film Critics Association (BOFCA). It was a strange year for everyone, and that certainly did not exclude movies. Most, if not all, theaters were closed. In fact, I’m struggli...

My Name is Bulger – Documentary Review

My Name is Bulger is not an apologia, but it is a defense. If you live in New England, you are almost certainly aware of James “Whitey” Bulger and his infamous, criminal career. To a lesser extent, you are a...

The Disrupted – Documentary Review

There are a multitude of approaches to criticism. One among them is seen less these days—the so called “new” school of criticism. This is the theory that we should evaluate a work of art only on its merits and ...

The King of Staten Island – Movie Review

John Ford’s career as a director is defined largely by the western, its brand of rough justice. Martin Scorsese, the mob film and the fascination and repulsion of organized crime. Though I wouldn’t put Judd Apa...