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An interview with Persepolis creator Marjane Satrapi
At 38, Marjane Satrapi still resembles the kid in Persepolis , her autobiographical graphic-novel-turned-animated-film of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.
| January 10, 2008
2008 releases offer campaign reform
The last thing people are looking for when they go to the movies is a reminder of the political crapola they are trying to escape.
| December 28, 2007
Silver linings on a dark screen
Film: 2007 in review
The best films of 2007 hold their own when it comes to despair, evil, and treachery.
| December 18, 2007
Last man standing
Once a cautionary tale about human folly, has the doomsday myth become just more fun and games?
In his 1954 novel I Am Legend , Richard Matheson conjured up a terrifying scenario: a man-made plague has killed most of humanity.
| December 12, 2007
Twelve by 12
A dozen local filmmakers weave a musical, a serial-killer parody, and 10 other short movies into a cinematic patchwork quilt
It’s before noon on a Saturday and I’m at the Glass Slipper.
CAITLIN E. CURRAN
| December 07, 2007
James McAvoy and Atonement
Four years ago, Scottish actor James McAvoy starred in an adaptation of the Frank Herbert classic Children of Dune for the Sci-Fi channel.
| December 05, 2007
Shohei Imamura at the HFA
You can draw the time line of the Japanese new wave in scores of different ways.
| November 27, 2007
Todd Haynes talks about his Dylan movie
I’m Not There is an apt name for a bio-pic with six Bob Dylans, none of them the real one.
| November 20, 2007
Lamorisse’s White Mane and Red Balloon
There is no more-enchanting Thanksgiving outing than the double bill of reissued Albert Lamorisse short films.
| November 19, 2007
Kiss him deadly
Richard Kelly on The Box , the Jag, and the critics at Cannes
Bostonians flummoxed by the great whatsits of Richard Kelly’s vaguely Spillanean Southland Tales stand an outside chance of querying the puzzler himself.
| November 14, 2007
Julien on Joe
Julien Temple was one of the first filmmakers on the scene when punk erupted in the UK.
| November 08, 2007
Bridging it at the ‘Festival of Films from Iran’
Another “Festival of Films from Iran” opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Bush Administration still hasn’t started bombing Tehran.
| November 07, 2007
Interview: Josh Brolin
On the brink of fame in No Country for Old Men
Josh Brolin has distinguished himself mostly by appearing in the worst movies of great directors.
| November 06, 2007
Not such a wonderful place
The 19th annual Boston Jewish Film Festival
The Boston Jewish Film Festival has always been more about the tenuous experience of that global community than about great films.
| October 30, 2007
TV’s ‘A’ star makes a bee movie
I’ve had several brushes with Jerry Seinfeld.
| October 31, 2007
Dot Ave goes to Hollywood
In Brad Gann’s film Black Irish , Tom Guiry plays a seething blur of Southie rage named Terry.
| October 24, 2007
The younger Affleck holds forth
Good Will Hunting — in which they played siblings — fixed the public perception of Casey Affleck as Ben’s younger brother.
| October 16, 2007
The films of Michael Haneke at the HFA and MFA
The seemingly endless final shot of Michael Haneke’s CACHÉ|HIDDEN might have shocked some viewers into an almost forgotten skill: watching.
| October 15, 2007
Wes Anderson talks about India, Owen, and the short
Movie miniaturist Wes Anderson ( The Royal Tenenbaums , Rushmore ) expands his horizons in The Darjeeling Limited.
| October 03, 2007
Dark new wave
Contemporary Romanian cinema at the HFA
Every now and then, it happens: a new wave from where?
| October 01, 2007
Cinema of suffering
The Palestinian Film Festival and the films of Pedro Costa
Film, like most arts, tries to turn misery into entertainment.
| September 25, 2007
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Where To Follow Me
| March 24, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Mo Takes His Turn
March 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM
[Q&A] KMFDM's Sascha Konietzko on art, Columbine and having balls
On The Download
| March 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM
See this film series: The Belmont World Film Series @ Studio Cinema in Belmont
Outside The Frame
| March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
See this film: This is Spinal Tap [with post-film talk by expert from Acoustical Society of America] @ the Coolidge
March 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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