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Interview: Nev Schulman
The photographer talks about the one that got away in Catfish
These days, getting Andy Warhol's 15 minutes of fame seems less difficult than getting 15 minutes of privacy.
| September 22, 2010
Ben Affleck and Rebecca Hall on the Town
Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner, who play Doug and Jem, a pair of Charlestown gangsters in Affleck’s stunning adaptation of local author Chuck Hogan’s novel Prince of Thieves , make for an intense, photogenic screen couple. That is, until Rebecca Hall comes between them.
| September 15, 2010
Fall Film Preview: Seasonal movie disorder
Fear and loathing on the fall film trail
Vacations end, the days shorten, the weather turns cold, the world darkens with intimations of decline and death — and yet people still love the fall. Cinephiles do, at any rate.
| September 19, 2010
The talk of The Town
Ben Affleck's getaway drivers give us a tour
Owen Burke had been out of the joint for just six months when he got the call: someone wanted him to read for a part in Ben Affleck's blockbuster bank-heist flick The Town . "Who the fuck is this?" he asked.
| September 15, 2010
Is the Boston Film Festival on the road to recovery?
Or is it flirting with disaster?
In recent years, the Boston Film Festival has alternated between catastrophe and semi-revival.
| September 13, 2010
Pier Paolo Pasolini at the Harvard Film Archive
Perverse, graphic, and despairing, Pasolini's films are some of the most humane in cinema.
| September 01, 2010
Interview: Chloe Moretz
Hit-Girl to It Girl
"You are watching a star being born," says Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn about Chloe Moretz in the voiceover commentary to the DVD and Blu-ray release of the movie, which came out at the beginning of this month.
| August 24, 2010
Eric Rohmer, man for all seasons, at the HFA
For Jean-Louis, the dour engineer played by Jean-Louis Trintignant in My Night at Maud's , one of 10 superb miniatures screening in the Harvard Film Archive's series "The Human Comedies of Eric Rohmer," every woman with whom he has an affair poses a moral challenge.
| August 18, 2010
Michael Cera Is Very Small
Dept. of Junkets
Meeting Michael Cera on a press tour feels like walking through a wooded glen and encountering a faun.
| August 16, 2010
Interview: Hugh Hefner
Porn or erotica?
Hugh Hefner on iPads, erotica, Batman, and fighting the Man.
| August 15, 2010
George Kuchar exposed at the HFA
The George Kuchar renaissance that began with the release of Jennifer M. Kroot's affectionate documentary detailing "the 8mm Mozarts," George and his twin brother Mike, builds to a climax this weekend when the Harvard Film Archive welcomes George.
| August 17, 2010
Slideshow: Images from 'Night Of The Living Dead: Reanimated'
Artists re-interpret Night of the Living Dead through mixed media
A "collaborative artistic mash-up" of George Romero's 1968 cult classic zombie film
WILD EYE RELEASING AND MVD VISUAL
| July 13, 2010
Interview: Raoul Coutard
It's embarrassing to confess, but the first time I went to see Breathless , I walked out after 20 minutes. I was 14, and it seemed clear to me that Jean-Luc Godard didn't know what the hell he was doing.
| July 07, 2010
Bigger than legend
The real Nicholas Ray at the HFA
Whatever truth may still come through the legend of Nicholas Ray — America's cinema poet of outlaws, outsiders, and adolescents, a self-destructive artist ruined by alcohol, drugs, and being too good for Hollywood — it's no longer a truth that Ray needs.
| July 06, 2010
Rogues and rebels in the Boston French Film Festival
The French pride themselves on their revolutionary spirit, no less in film than in politics.
| July 05, 2010
Interview: Mark and Jay Duplass
The Cyrus writer-directors keep it simple
"We took our caveman process and our telepathic speak and we had to learn how to share it with 70 crew members and a studio . . . "
| June 23, 2010
Tilda Swinton's mixed metamorphoses
Indie-cinema luminary gets retrospective in P-Town
Most people know Tilda Swinton either from her role as the White Witch in the Narnia movies or as the striking-looking woman who in her speech accepting the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in Michael Clayton said she was going to give the trophy to her agent. Or perhaps as the actress whom Conan O'Brian said he would like to portray him if there's ever an HBO movie made about his life.
| June 21, 2010
Days of future past
'SF-1970' at the Harvard Film Archive
Science-fiction films have been with us since Edison’s 1910 version of Frankenstein , but they bloomed in the ’Nam era, nourished by a volatile cocktail of cultural ingredients.
| June 26, 2010
As Hollywood's summer fare goes cold, local film festivals heat up
Here's the dilemma: you love movies, but you also love the idea of taking a vacation to one of the many inviting resorts that New England has to offer — the beaches of Cape Cod or the Islands, picturesque towns in Maine or Rhode Island, or even the cultural and historical enclaves of Boston itself.
| June 16, 2010
There was a film fest from Nantucket . . . and P'town
One look at the line-up at the local multiplex and you might ask yourself, "How far away can I get from Marmaduke and still remain in the state of Massachusetts?" Turns out that summer-movie relief is just a ferry ride away.
| June 14, 2010
After decades of lackluster releases, the video-game-turned-film genre may have finally found its royalty
For the worse part of two decades, Hollywood has been trying to discover the formula for successfully adapting video games to the big screen.
| June 04, 2010
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