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Kael? Sarris?

The critics convene at the Coolidge
“Kael was a presence, a factor in how many of us do our jobs,” argued Salon.com ’s Stephanie Zacharek.
By: GERALD PEARY  |  October 31, 2007

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Holy spirit

Pavel Lungin’s The Island
The Russian-Jewish filmmaker Pavel Lungin made his reputation as a post-Soviet Scorsese.
By: GERALD PEARY  |  October 23, 2007

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Bravo Rivo!

Plus Flickipedia
September 30 was a delicious day for this secular Jew
By: GERALD PEARY  |  October 17, 2007

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For the Bible Tells Me So

Homosexuality in the Bible
Daniel Karslake’s earnest documentary offers a string of familiar but poignant true-life stories of young gays and lesbians being alienated from mom and dad.
By: GERALD PEARY  |  October 10, 2007

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The Ingmar imbroglio

Plus the Manhattan Short Film Fest
There hasn’t been such a stir among film critics for years.
By: GERALD PEARY  |  September 26, 2007

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Open city

The 2007 Toronto Film Festival
In the pioneering early-’80s days of the Toronto Film Festival, the audience actually rose before movie showings for a canned recording of “God Save the Queen.”
By: GERALD PEARY  |  September 18, 2007



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Yankee know-how

Telluride’s new American wave?
Back from the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado, I proclaim a renaissance of American cinema.
By: GERALD PEARY  |  September 12, 2007

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Midnight paparazzo?

Delirious over Delirious; plus underground
Midnight Cowboy , that Oscar-winning classic of subterranean New York City, gets the homage it deserves with the wry, amusing Delirious.
By: GERALD PEARY  |  August 28, 2007

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Half Moon

Miraculous things with an amateur cast
Bahman Ghobadi’s new feature returns to the severe locale of many of his acclaimed earlier movies.
By: GERALD PEARY  |  August 22, 2007

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Critical lapses

When the reviewer becomes the reviewee
Am I the only film critic with this vainglorious dream?
By: GERALD PEARY  |  August 22, 2007

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Taking sides

The Devil Came on Horseback; La faute à Fidel
Have you been remiss in taking a stand on the killing war in Darfur because the situation there seems too complex to understand?
By: GERALD PEARY  |  August 15, 2007



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Kid stuff

An idyllic Summercamp!, a brutal This Is England
The three-week getaway at Swift Nature Camp is definitely idyllic.
By: GERALD PEARY  |  August 07, 2007

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Soleil brothers

Plus, Time loses face and the Tribune loses a critic
Wasn’t Jean-Bertrand Aristide the good-guy Haitian president, democratically elected and then unfairly driven into exile by right-wing thugs?
By: GERALD PEARY  |  August 01, 2007

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Auteur of Africa

Ousmane Sembene, 1924 – 2007; plus, Sound of the Soul
What I admired most about Ousmane Sembene was his courageous, lifetime commitment to women’s rights.
By: GERALD PEARY  |  July 24, 2007

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Normandy calling

Bruno Dumont’s Flandres, plus Edward Yang
The last time I saw Paris, it certainly wasn’t in a film by Bruno Dumont.
By: GERALD PEARY  |  July 18, 2007

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Lost auteur

Oscar Micheaux, plus El método
There’s no business like Micheaux business.
By: GERALD PEARY  |  July 11, 2007



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Everything's Gone Green

Silly, and seen before
It's just another story about a befuddled, underachieving twentysomething whose yuppie girlfriend kicks him out.
By: GERALD PEARY  |  July 03, 2007

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Tour de force

Gypsy Caravan, You Kill Me
Two movies push at each other within Jasmine Dellal’s Gyspy Caravan, which opens this Friday, July 6, at the Kendall Square.
By: GERALD PEARY  |  July 03, 2007

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Franken-Guy!

Brand upon the Brain! , plus Bellocchio
Why not the Hub?
By: GERALD PEARY  |  June 27, 2007

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China not so fair

Plus Judith Scott and Vietnam
Feeling self-righteous about having recycled your dinosaur computer?
By: GERALD PEARY  |  June 19, 2007

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Well hung

Mala Noche and Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman
Gus Van Sant’s arresting first feature, the 1985 Mala Noche , was a raw, libidinous tale of homosexual desire.
By: GERALD PEARY  |  June 13, 2007


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