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Set on the eastern New Zealand coast in 1984, Boy is a wisp of a story, but originally told by the director of Eagle vs Shark.
"...Like his previous feature, Eagle vs Shark, Taika Waititi’s Boy tells a mere wisp of a story, yet both..."

April 6, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Butcher Boy
"...Jordan. Starring: Eamonn Owens, Stephen Rea, Fiona Shaw, Alan Boyle, Aisling O'Sullivan, Sinead O'Connor, Ian Hart and Milo O'Shea...."

May 1, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Astro Boy
This American-bred Astro Boy remains true to the heart and soul of the Japanese original but lacks its raw animation and emotions.
"...always preferable over clunky old English – this Astro Boy remains true to the heart and soul of the..."

Oct. 23, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Baby Boy
"...Dogg, Tamara Laseon Bass and Ving Rhames. In Baby Boy, writer/director/producer John Singleton puts forth a lot of provocative..."

June 29, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tommy Boy
As a mismatched pair, Farley and Spade have their comic moments, with the big galoot playing off the little jerk.
"...Brian Dennehy, Rob Lowe and Julie Warner. This Tommy Boy is no pinball wizard, but you may leave the..."

April 7, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Nowhere Boy
This movie about John Lennon's young-adult years showcases the importance of the importance of both his mother and aunt in his life.
"...Fifties teen with parentage issues – a real "nowhere boy," as this movie would have it. As with most..."

Oct. 15, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Julien Donkey-Boy
"...Joyce Korine and Chrissy Kobylak. Julien may be a donkey-boy but it's Harmony Korine, this film's director, who is..."

Dec. 11, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Beautiful Boy
Steve Carell soars above this overly-earnest addiction biography
"...many ways, is exactly what true-life addiction drama Beautiful Boy is. Adapted from Rolling Stone writer David Sheff's autobiography..."

Oct. 26, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Boy and the World
A singular masterpiece of mixed-media animation that is as beautiful, chaotic, depressing, and joyous as the world it depicts
"...and cityscape that look an awful lot like Brazil, Boy and the World is terrific eye candy that also..."

Jan. 22, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Animated Jimmy saves Retroville from the aliens.
"...John A. Davis. From start to finish, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius delivers an amiable if routine 90 minutes for..."

Dec. 21, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Winslow Boy
"...Heaven forfend. Despite the unusual nature of The Winslow Boy and the shocking absence of the more traditional aspects..."

June 4, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bubble Boy
"...Crenshaw. It's a shame if the controversy surrounding Bubble Boy distracts people from what a smart, subversive, and genuinely..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Little Boy
Can the power of faith change the course of history?
"...a gauzy glaze of engineered nostalgia, the precocious Little Boy is a Norman Rockwell knockoff about the mountain-moving power..."

May 1, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Good Boy!
A boy is the only human who can understand the mission of his dog from outer space.
"...Antonioni’s Blowup to the talking dogs ensemble piece Good Boy! in a single lifetime is simply more of a..."

Oct. 17, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

About a Boy
"...virtually all of its droll Britishisms intact, About a Boy ought to immediately receive some sort of prize for..."

May 17, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Boy Next Door
Jennifer Lopez stars in this brazenly dumb MILF thriller.
"...Meet Me in St. Louis, wistfully pining for the boy next door, whom she doubts knows she even exists?..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

That's My Boy
Casting Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg as father and son is a stroke of inspiration, but there's nothing else cute about this comedy.
"...made since leaving Saturday Night Live. In That’s My Boy, Sandler doesn’t seem to care if we like Donny..."

June 22, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

This Boy's Life
"...Blechman, Eliza Dushku, Chris Cooper and Carla Gugino. This Boy's Life is based on author Tobias Wolf's autobiographical memoir..."

April 30, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Phantom Boy
Hand-drawn animation is the hallmark of this animated French film
"...tell the tale of Leo (D’Angelo), an 11-year old boy who miraculously escapes his hospital treatments for an undisclosed,..."

July 29, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Boy
Horrors: A nanny finds that her new charge is a life-sized doll
"...Japanese RealDolls for intimate, home use). And yet The Boy manages to creepy-crawl into your head and stick around..."

Jan. 29, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Black Sheep Boy Will Sheff
Okkervil River folksinger reflects on the past decade
" about the 10th anniversary reissue of Black Sheep Boy, which includes the original LP, a follow-up EP, and..."

Dec. 11, 2015 Music Post by Abby Johnston

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Vera Farmiga is a knockout in this otherwise predictable and emotionally manipulative story about the horror of the German concentration camps.
"...lesson to be learned from the second movie, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, may not be as obvious,..."

Nov. 21, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Boy Erased
Joel Edgerton goes to gay conversion therapy's heart of darkness
"...the Holy Ghost, I suppose – make no mistake: Boy Erased is a horror film. Based on the memoir..."

Nov. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

White Boy Rick
A true-life tale of coke, corruption, and betrayal
"...some wholly committed performances and visually stylish direction, White Boy Rick can’t pull itself out of the rut it..."

Sept. 14, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Boy and the Beast
Japanese anime film is a fully immersive experience
"...what is essentially the story of a lonely little boy, Ren (later dubbed Kyuta, and voiced by Aoi Miyazaki),..."

March 4, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Book Review: 'Golden Boy'
Abigail Tarttelin's intersex novel is blissfully mainstream
"...Max Walker, the 16-year-old protagonist of Abigail Tarttelin’s Golden Boy (Atria), is the popular, handsome, well-regarded son of a..."

May 21, 2013 Books Post by Jeanne Thornton

Planet B-Boy
The global revival of breakdancing is the subject of this documentary, which shows off the mad skillz of competitors around the world.
"...(very real) mad skillz on the decks, then Planet B-Boy will almost certainly make you want to take a..."

April 4, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Fest 2015: The Boy and the Beast
Anime with heart, brains, and action
"...With his latest fantastical, funny, and heart-warming feature, The Boy and the Beast, that accolade needs to be handed..."

Sept. 28, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Halfaouine: Boy of the Terraces
"...13-year-old Noura (played by the director's nephew Selim), a boy suspended in the limbo that exists between boyhood and..."

Aug. 2, 1996 Movie Review by Alison Macor

"...the free screening this Tuesday is something quite different, Boy (1969), by Japanese maverick Nagisa Oshima (In the Realm..."

Oct. 6, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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