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Review: The Good Heart
Lucas (Paul Dano), an angel-faced homeless man who sings a lullaby to a stray kitten, might be too kind-hearted to live. Jacques (Brian Cox), an apoplectic prick who owns a Bowery bar, is too mean to die.
Misanthropy and meticulous espresso brewing
| May 14, 2010
2009: The year in movies
As I looked over my list of the best movies of 2009, it suddenly struck me: where are all the women on screen?
Men behaving badly
| December 25, 2009
Last year's Boston French Film Festival featured Claude Chabrol's A Girl Cut in Two , and that, combined with this year's Chris Marker retrospective at the Harvard Film Archive and Agnès Varda's fine new The Beaches of Agnès , made it seem almost plau
The new-wavers at the French Film Festival
| July 03, 2009
In Bent Hamer's sub-Arctic shaggy-dog story (with a real, non-shaggy dog), the vehicle for soon-to-be-retired Odd Horten, engineer for the Bergen-to-Oslo run, is not a flying house but a bullet train.
| June 12, 2009
Ah, Eurocinema, the blood and backbone of film culture as it grew from out of the Hollywood shadow in the post-war decades — the Godards, the Bergmans, the Antonionis, the bristling Hungarians, the mordant Poles, the café-dawdling French!
‘New Films from Europe’ at the HFA
| January 19, 2007
Jim Finn’s pseudo-documentary about a fictitious East German space program injects a Godardian pastiche with Aki Kaurismäki’s deadpan absurdity and a little Matthew Barney pretentiousness.
Deadpan pseudo-documentary turns tragic
| June 07, 2006
As much as I lament the continuing decline of attendance at the cineplex, it’s also easy to understand.
The 25 Greatest DVD Special Features of All Time
| April 25, 2006
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