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Brendan Boyle
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Brendan Boyle is a writer and recent graduate of the University of Georgia with degrees in Film Studies and Mass Media Arts. He lives in Athens, Georgia working full-time in theatre management and has programmed for local independent theater Cine and coordinated programming for the Tate Theater. He has worked as a student judge for the Peabody Awards and published papers in UGA’s JURO as well as reviews in Film Matters Magazine. He blogs with Stuart Collier at The Bad & The Beautiful and tweets from @brendanowicz.


Reviews

Monday, August 25 2014

Kristen Wiig Sinks 'Hateship Loveship'

Infusing Alice Munro's portrait of a lonely woman and her quest for happiness with deadpan comic beats, Kristen Wiig muddies the tone of "Hateship Loveship" and leaves it without a center.


Thursday, July 10 2014

'Southern Comfort' Is Populated By Tropes

Walter Hill's talkiest action film boasts one of his best stories, but isn't the forgotten classic one might hope for.


Friday, June 27 2014

You Can't Know the Answer in 'Enemy'

Director Denis Villeneuve's most successful film to date is a baffling mood piece, a puzzle designed with no solution.


Thursday, March 6 2014

'The Long Day Closes' Recollects Memory and Childhood in Constant Motion

One of cinema's most resonant and timeless works, Terence Davies's second film recreates childhood dreams and memories within which any viewer can situate themselves.


Thursday, February 27 2014

Scenes from the Deadpan Life: Aki Kaurismäki's 'La Vie De Boheme'

This deadpan gem betrays a surprising warmth beneath its wry exterior. Simply put, it's one of cinema's richest and most compassionate tragicomedies.


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