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Cursed films

"Le Film Maudit" at the HFA
At some point while watching the features in the Harvard Film Archive's "Le Film Maudit" ("cursed films") series — perhaps during the "Circle of Shit" chapter in Pier Paolo Pasolini's SALÒ, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM — you might ask yourself, which is more cursed, the movies or anyone unfortunate enough to be watching them?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 17, 2009

The medium is the movie

In new films, truth is fluid — and controlled by the click of a button
In almost every movie you go to these days you’ll see another screen — a television, a computer, even another movie screen — within the screen you’re watching.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 05, 2008

Stop, look, and upload

Diary of the Dead  records it for the Web
Romero has not grown narcissistic or solipsistic; American society has.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 13, 2008

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.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 12, 2007


Travel guides that go beyond the practical
A handful of this year’s travel books seem an odd, almost ghoulish enactment of Rene Descartes’s statement that “Traveling is almost like talking with men of other centuries.”
By DANA KLETTER  |  June 21, 2006


The 25 Greatest DVD Special Features of All Time
As much as I lament the continuing decline of attendance at the cineplex, it’s also easy to understand.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 25, 2006


B-movie shoots for camp and gross-outs  
This pleasing B-level gore fest (no relation to the 1973 flick staring James Caan) is an unintentional hybrid of Larry the Cable Guy and Stay Alive as it pits rednecks against zombies.
By TOM MEEK  |  April 05, 2006

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