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    Joel Brown

    Joel Brown is a staff writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. He’s written more than 700 stories for the Boston Globe and has also written for the Boston Herald and the Greenfield Recorder. Profile

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There is 1 comment on Safdie Brothers Film Captures Life on the Street

  1. Not sure what to make of this: It seems as though Josh is still the kid fascinated with watching bugs and seeing what happens when he pokes them.

    Or this is a very superficial take on the movie and the true street addicts in the film?

    I just wasn’t left with the impression of a compassionate duo; engaging Arielle, but not truly caring about what brought her to the place in which Josh found her or about her conquering the terrible addiction that had already killed the “real Ilya” (and many others, every day).

    “After the shoot, the filmmakers paid for Holmes to complete rehab.” Hmm, it sure isn’t clear from the report of the interview which was more important for them: making the film or saving a life.

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