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Stage Review

Lives unfold beneath the big screen in ‘The Flick’

It was four years ago that Alex Pollock delivered a breakthrough performance as a Vermont slacker in Company One’s production of Annie Baker’s “The Aliens,’’ establishing himself as a quirky force in Boston-area theater.

“The Aliens’’ represented a perfect marriage of actor and writer. It was immediately apparent that Pollock, like Baker, is an idiosyncratic original, with a knack for portraying jittery, soulful misfits. The actor subsequently drew on that talent in Chekhov’s “The Seagull’’ and David Rabe’s “Sticks and Bones’’ (both at Harbor Stage Company), Kenneth Lonergan’s “This Is Our Youth’’ (at Gloucester Stage Company), and Steven Barkhimer’s “Windowmen’’ (at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre).

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